Linking the Phantom 4 RTK Remote Controller to the Aircraft

A new Phantom 4 RTK drone (P4R) will typically already be linked to the remote controller (RC) that comes with it. If, however, either the drone or remote controller is repaired or replaced, you will need to link the P4R and the RC to fly.  

For information on linking the RC to other types of DJI drones, see our article on using DJI Go 4 to link the aircraft and RC

Linking a Remote Controller

1. Turn on the RC. From the GS RTK home screen, tap Fly.


2. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner to open the settings.

3. Tap on the RC icon to open the RC settings.

Note—While in this menu, make sure that you have the Pairing Mode set to Single Device.  

4. Tap on Linking. The RC will start beeping, searching for aircraft. Turn on the aircraft.

5. The light of the link button should be orange. Using a pen or paperclip, push the link button on the aircraft. 

6. The link button on the aircraft will turn green, and the linking screen will close, showing the message "Aircraft linked" when the linking is successful. 

These steps are also on page 47 of the P4R user manual.

You can also link an RC to multiple aircraft. To see a list of all aircraft an RC is linked to, tap Linked Aircraft from the RC Settings menu. If you need to unlink an aircraft from the RC, you can do so from this list by tapping the trashcan icon. 

Where is the link button on my drone?

The link button is the light above the USB port on the Phantom 4 RTK (labeled as 11).

You may need a small tool to press the button properly, such as a pen or paperclip. 


If the linking doesn’t work the first time, try it again. To re-start the linking process:

  1. Tap End linking to stop the linking process (and the beeping). 
  2. Tap Linking again. 

If that doesn’t work, turn the aircraft and RC off and on again. Also, check that you have compatible firmware versions on the aircraft and RC. 

Contact Propeller support if the linking fails after several attempts. 

I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, the Propeller hardware support team may be able to help. You can contact them by emailing

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