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How to connect PS4 controller

Bought a new set of PS4 controllers, wondering how to connect to PS4, then this blog is for those who are still trying to connect the controllers but failed or did not try at all to connect.

Let’s see how to connect the controllers to your respective devices. Go through this passage to get the queries answered.

How do you connect a PS4 controller to a PS4:

There are two methods to connect the Controller to a PS4 –

  1. Without USB
  2. Using a USB

1. How to connect PS4 controllers without USB?

Suppose you do not possess any cable to connect the controllers just follow the below steps:-

  • First, visit the dashboard, click on Settings followed by Devices. Then tap on the Bluetooth Devices option that is available on your iPhone or Android devices.
  • The controller that you wish to connect just press the Share tab and PS option for a maximum of 5 seconds.
  • The controller will appear on the screen of Bluetooth Devices. Click on it.
  • As you tap the Bluetooth device, the controller will be connected.

2. How to connect the PS4 controller to a PS4 using a USB cable

The wired controller of PS4 can be linked by following the steps mentioned below:-

  • You need to hold the Power tab of the  PS4 so that it turns on. 
  • Attach the other endpoint of the wire to your USB port.
  • Now, hold the PS tab for 3 seconds maximum.
  • The controller is now connected using the USB cable.

Suppose you have a wireless PS4 controller then follow the following steps:-

  • Hold the power tab to switch on the device.
  • Next use the USB’s micro connector to connect to the controller. 
  • Then, connect the other point of the cable to the device.
  • Now, hold the PS tab for 3 seconds.
  • The controller will be connected to the device. You can remove the plug of the cable and play wirelessly.

How to connect PS4 controller to PS3

  1. Take the PS4 and the PS3 console using a USB cable and connect both then tap the power button.
  2. Click on the Settings tab, after that tap on “Accessory Settings”.
  3. Next, tap on the “Manage Bluetooth Devices” option.
  4. Pick the option “Register New Device” by tapping the “X” key on your controller.
  5. Tap the “Start Scanning,” option and after that remove the cable from controller.
  6. Tap on the “PS” and then proceed to tap on the “Share” option, as you see the lights flashing on the controller just attach the cable to the device.
  7. When the option “Wireless Controller” pops up then tap on it.

Can you connect a PS5 controller to a PS4

The answer is simply No because PS4 will not recognise the device when plug into it.

Why won’t my PS4 controller connect

In most cases, the PS4 controller does not connect to your console. You can fix the issue by following the resolution that we will discuss below:

  • You want to use the controller wireless but it does not work. In this case, you can use the USB cable.
  • Check the battery of the controller before connecting to the console.
  • Sometimes the USB cable is loosely connected and the device does not function properly.
  • If you are using a cable but still facing issues on PC then check the cable with other devices like Android, iPad or iPhone. If it does not work on any device then try a different cable.
  • Sync the PS4 controller to the console.
  • Reset the PS4 controller
  • Restart the controller after resetting.


You need to follow the instructions mentioned above in order to link the controller with the console so that you can play games. You might face issues but do not worry as we have already mentioned some of the resolutions for your help.

This guide is just for educational bases so if you are still confused or not satisfied you can contact customer service for assistance.

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