Whether you’d like to pair your primary or secondary DualShock 4 controller, Sony’s PlayStation 4 makes the procedure simple. In this reference, we’ll show you how to sync your controller with your console.
Section I: Table of Contents
- Connect Your Primary DualShock 4 Controller to Your PlayStation 4
- Connect a Second DualShock 4 Controller to Your PS4
- Troubleshoot PS4 Controller Issues
- Problem 1: The PS4 controller’s light will not turn on.
- Problem 2: The DualShock 4 controller will not pair with the PS4.
- Problem 3: There are no vibrations on the PS4 controller.
Connect Your Primary DualShock 4 Controller to Your PlayStation 4:
To link the first controller with your console, connect it to the PS4 via the controller’s USB cable.
To begin, connect one end of your controller’s USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS4. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on your controller.
Your controller and PS4 are now both connected. Click the Power button to switch on your PS4. Your controller will be assigned to the first user account by your console.
When you press the PS button on your controller, you can select an existing user account or create a new one. Have fun with your newly paired controller!
Connect a Second DualShock 4 Controller to Your PS4:
You can link up to four controllers to your PS4 at the same time. The USB cable is not required to add a secondary controller to your console.
Select “Settings” from the PS4’s main screen using your paired controller. Scroll down to “Devices” on the “Settings” page. Choose “Bluetooth Devices.”
Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on your new controller for about five seconds. Your controller would then appear on the screen of your PS4.
Choose it to pair it. Your new controller is now connected with your PS4, and you have the ability to play games and perform other console functions.
Troubleshoot PS4 Controller Issues:
If your pairing process went poorly and you’re having problems with your DualShock 4 controller, here are some pointers to help you pair your controller with your PS4.
Problem 1: The PS4 controller’s light will not turn on.
If your controller’s light does not turn on and remains off, it most likely has a battery problem. Your controller’s battery may be low, preventing it from turning on or pairing with your console. In that case, connect the controller to your PS4 via a USB cable and charge it for a few minutes. After a few minutes, connect it to your console.
Problem 2: The DualShock 4 controller will not pair with the PS4.
If your controller’s light will turn on but it won’t pair with your console, try resetting your controller’s settings.
To begin, disconnect your controller from your console. A small hole can be discovered on the back of your controller,
near the L2 button. Insert a small tool (such as a paperclip) into this hole and press the reset button within. Hold the button down for five seconds. Your controller has been reset, and you can now begin the pairing process.
Problem 3: There are no vibrations on the PS4 controller.
Specific actions in certain games cause your DualShock 4 controller to vibrate. If that doesn’t happen, your console has most likely disabled the feature.
You can re-enable vibrations on your PS4 by going to Settings > Devices > Controller and selecting “Enable Vibration.”
That’s the end of it.
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