DJI OM4 Magnetic Ring Attach – Notes and Tips

Ever have one of those things you put off, and a year later, it pops up again. Well, that just happened to me with my DJI OM4 and wanting to attach the magnetic ring. I wanted to attach the magnetic ring kit to my phone, and several questions had unreasonably burdensome to find answers to, so I gathered up what I learned by putting on my ring.

Of course, did I mention I lost the instructions at some point? Well, read below, and I’ll give you a step-by-step guide on fixing the issues you might run into.

I hope this helps you; please leave a comment if you have any questions. I would love to expand this article to help more people.

Do I Need to Use One of the Stickers with my Phone?

If you have a phone with a glass back, you will need to use one of the clear stickers provided with the kit. If you have other materials such as plastic or metal, the instructions do not mention using the clear stickers in this case, but I also lost mine, so I’m going off reading someone’s instructions that I could see on YouTube.

Keep reading below if you want step-by-step instructions or have more questions. I might have answered it.

How to Attach the Magnetic Ring to Your iPhone

First, if you have a phone that has a glass back, you will need to use one of the clear stickers that came with the kit. See the previous question if you need more info.

You must wait 12 hours before attaching your

  1. Clean the back of the phone to which you are going to attach the magnetic ring base (use isopropyl alcohol if you lost the cleaning pads that came with the kit)
  2. Use the supplied guide to line up the placement of your ring. The blue tab on the back side of the guide is a sticker to help you secure it in place while you put down the sicker and the ring.
  3. If you have the glass back: hold your finger on the the sicky part of the guide to keep it in place and using your thumb as a folcrum point pull the guide back just enough to put slide your fingers under and place the clear sicky pad. Line it up and stick it.
  4. Let the guide back down to the phone making sure the clear pad is stuck well.
  5. For easy alighnment of the phone point the top of the phone away from you, pick the phone up so you get a good view of the top of the area that you are going to place the ring and then starting your alignment at the top make sure the open lines are straight and the top is placed righ. Slowly work your way down using the guide to help you place the ring

Keep reading if you have more questions. If you don’t find an answer, leave me a comment.

Do I Need to Wait Before Using My OM4 Magnetic Ring After Attaching it to My Phone?

Yes, you need to wait at least 12 hours before doing anything after attaching your magnetic ring to your phone to use with your OM4.

OM4 Won’t Level My Phone – Attaching Magnetic Ring

In general, barring some more significant issues with the hardware, if your phone will not level using the Magnetic Ring or the Magnetic sleeve, they are not correctly aligned on the phone. Use the guide that came with the kit to align your phone.

If you don’t have the guide anymore, let me know, making a printable version.

Please leave me a comment. I might make a video when I do this again 🙂

Update on Challenge

I’m playing catch-up.

Mostly I’m working on something, and I’ve been a little behind. Today I took a little time and made some progress.

But a decision had to be made. So I went for quality over quantity. Both have benefits, but what I was hoping to accomplish has changed a bit. Maybe come back in a month and see what I’ve done.

Bringing Back the 30 Day Challenge

Bringing Back the 30 Day Challenge

I’ve done it at least once. But the time where I completed the challenge I had a lot of help.

Basically, when I did this previously and maybe it was only 10 days or so I had prompted to help me get started, but this time I’m just going to dive into the deep end and try to get a post out a day for 30 days.

I should have enough things saved to make this work… But honestly, that is not the point. I was even thinking about not posting this post till I had some saved up, but I think jumping into the fire is the best way to get it done.

Even this post I had written out and was waiting till I was sure I could stick to it for a while. But I had an interesting conversation this weekend with my Father-in-Law, and the best time is now.

If you would like to join along leave a comment and I’ll read your post each day!

Photo at Gather Place in Tulsa Ok at sunset
A photo I took at the Gathering Place in Tulsa, Ok
Mexican Petunia, I or Sherece took at the Oklahoma Botanical Garden.
Gamers Are Lazy?

Gamers Are Lazy?

It might be time for gamers to admit they are lazy. Or is it?

The thing is, gamers are interesting in this sense. They have the ability to do amazing things spend hours on tasks, learn new things quickly, improve physical and mental function, schedule their days, and so much more. But often, gamers can be the people that society and parents call lazy.

But gamers spend hours learning new skills, doing repetitive tasks to gain money, power, gear, or other assets in the games they play.

Are they doing it for the score?

Some people have thought that as they try to gamify business apps and productivity apps such as Zurmo, a CRM, you can earn points and unlock things as you progress.

So the real question is not are gamers lazy because that is not the case. The question that should be asked and answered is why some things are not appealing enough to motivate someone to do them?

Something interesting about a game is you get to play it your way. You can “figure out” your style and approach and then test it. In the real world, you can actually do the same, but the consequences can be problematic.

This is easiest illustrated because you can try again in a game if you die. In life, when you screw enough things, people around you might die, and then game over really means game over.

Want to see if you can blow up a wall of a bank and steal the money inside. Some games will let you try. You will die in most of them, but you for sure 100% will have some major issues in real life if you tried a stunt like that.

It is safe to extrapolate this kind of thinking. Even if I had a game where I did the same work I do at my job, I might choose the game in many cases. For instance, I found last week. Many professions have simulator games.

Did you know you can play Machanic Simulator? What about the PC Builder Simulator? Home Flipper Simulator?

I’m not even kidding. You can buy all of these games and several others that let you simulate real things.

Interestingly enough, though, I say they have some real-world value. For instance, I don’t have the money to buy and flip a house, but if I wanted to do a dry run, why not play a game that could let me build a mental list and get a little better at guessing all the things? Involved.

Games have been throughout history a great way to teach lessons and help people progress. It makes sense that these games would exist and be popular:

On the Top Sellers list today I can see Power Wash Simulator and Flight Simulator. 8,000 reviews and 25,000 reviews respectively.

And wow, I have not even played Flight Simulator in about 15 years, but this new version looks amazing.

I’m not saying we need to turn workplaces into games. But it is interesting to see that the people who enjoy their jobs the most approach it with wonderment, experimentation, and, most importantly, play.

It is always the ones that take everything so seriously and stress about the details that seem to die early.

I want to add to this also those that give up. Which I think relates directly to play.