Zhiyun smooth 4 smartphone stabilizer function button instruction: control panel quick guide

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-10-21 2561

Zhiyun smooth 4 3-axis handeld gimbal stabilizer which supports for iOS and Android phones, turning your mobile phone into a professional filmmaking camera, helping you create stable and smooth footage with you phone. As there are more than 10 buttons on the control panel, you may confuse that which button function is? So, we make a button function quick guide for you.

Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal​ 

Menu/Return Button

In general menu, press the button once to enter parameter adjustment menu;

In parameter adjustment menu, click the button to save settings and return to previous option;

Zoom/Focus Handwheel

Handwheel can adjust the focal length of phone camera focus and its zoom ratio.

Handwheel Zoom/Focus Switch Button

Press the button once to switch functions

When the button light is on, handwheel on the side controls the zoom of phone camera lens.

When the button light is off, handwheel on the side controls the focus of phone camera lens.

Parameter Display Button

Press the button once to display/close shooting parameters;

In album mode, press the button once to display photo parameters;

Long press the button to automatically return to "Full Auto Mode” on the APP.

Resolution Ratio/Frame Rate Selection Button

Press the button once to enter resolution ratio/frame rate adjustment menu.

Camera Switch Button

Press the button once to switch between front and rear phone cameras.

Album Mode Button

Press the button once to enter phone album and playback photos or videos.

Confirm/LED Light Button

The Button works as Confirm Button when pressed once;

Long Press the button to turn on/off Fill Light.

Exposure Compensation Button

Press the button once to enter exposure compensation adjustment menu.

Thumb Wheel

Rotate the Thumb Wheel to adjust current option parameters.

Photo Button

Single press to take pictures.

Video Button

Single press to start or stop recording.

Mode Switch Button

Push slider up to enter PF(Pan Following) Mode;

Push slider down to enter L(Locking) Mode.

Power Button

Press the button for 2 seconds to turn on/off the stabilizer;

Battery Level Indicator

The button shows how much power is left.

0~25%: one blue light;

25~50%: two blue lights;

50~75%: three blue lights;

75~100%: four blue lights.

"PhoneGo” Mode Button - Full-speed Following Mode Button

When pressing this button, the stabilizer enters Fullspeed

Following Mode - "PhoneGo”. Smooth 4 can then follow your move synchronously at full speed.

Following Mode Button

When pressing the button, the stabilizer enters following mode;

When double pressing the button, the tilt axis motor and roll axis motor go back to initial state.


● In standby mode, the stabilizer can still adjust phone camera parameters;

● Part of the function buttons mentioned above can only be used when the stabilizer is connected to "ZY Play" App in the phone.

For Gearbest customers:

If you've purchased Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal from us and still have problem after reading the user manual, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Just fill in the ticket with your questions at our Support Center and send it to us. We will do our best to deal with your problem as soon as possible. We are always happy and willing to help.

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