Don’t know how to sync PS4 controller? Keep on reading because we have the solution. Whether you bought a new PS4 controller or it’s the first time you’ve used one, this guide is for you. Here’s a step-by-step guide to make your PS4 controller work.
Get to Know Your PS4 Controller
If you buy a standard PS4, you will automatically get one controller with the console. However, you can look for PS4 bundle deals out there which have an additional controller. It means you’ll get a good discount rather than buying the PS4 and another controller separately. Here is the specification of the PS4 controller so you can understand how it works better:
|Product name||Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4)|
|Keys / Switches||PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), R1/L1/R2/L2 buttons, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touch Pad Button|
|Touch Pad||2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type|
|Motion Sensor||Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)|
|Other Features||Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker|
|Ports||USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack|
|Communication Specifications||Bluetooth® v2.1+EDR USB HID Class, USB Audio Class|
|Battery||Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
How to Sync PS4 Controller Wirelessly
- First go to PS4 dashboard.
- Second, go to Settings, Devices, Bluetooth Devices (using another controller or a media remote for your PS4).
- Then, press the SHARE and PS button of the controller you want to sync. Press and hold them down for about 5 seconds.
- At this point, PS4 controller will show up in the Bluetooth Devices screen, select it.
- Finally, test if the controller already works.
How to Sync PS4 Controller via USB Cable
- The USB cable is included in a standard PS4 package. In case you lose it, you can buy it from official Sony retail stores.
- First, turn on your PS4 console.
- Second, insert the micro connector of your USB cable to PS4’s mini USB port found at its back.
- Then, insert the other end of the USB cable to console’s USB port.
- Finally, press the PS button on PS4 controller.
If you’re still having issues, you can reset the controller using a paper clip or something similar. After that you should find that pairing the Dualschock 4 controller is much easier.
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