Balancing your phone is essential in order to maximize battery life and stabilization performance. Here are the basics:
- If your phone tilts left or right, it's unbalanced
- If it doesn't tilt at all, it's balanced
To balance it:
- Insert your phone
- Hold the stabilizer straight up
- Move your phone horizontally inside the stabilizer until it's balanced
After balancing your phone for the first time, use the white marks to remember the position, making set-up time less than a second each time.
Balance points for plus sized vs. small phones
If you have a plus size phone, you usually have to insert it all the way in. While if you have small (iPhone SE), it has to be placed further out:
NB: The better you balance it, the better performance and battery life. The stabilizer will still work even though it's a bit unbalanced, but it's not recommended and can lead to premature wear & tear.