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How To Reset Your PS4 Controller The Right Way

In this guide, we will be explaining how to reset your PS4 controller the right way.

While owning a Sony PS4 console, you may come across an unfortunate circumstance where your controller stops working. Although the DualShock 4 controllers are highly revered for their high-quality functioning and durability, things can always go wrong. In this guide, we will be explaining how to reset your PS4 controller the right way.

How To Reset Your PlayStation 4 Controller

  • Log in with your second (working) controller and navigate to the Settings in the PS4’s top menu.
  • Choose Devices from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Bluetooth Devices. 

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  • You should see your PlayStation 4 controller listed. Select the inactive one since you are using the working controller to navigate the menu.
    • Note: The PS4 controller with a green dot is the active controller, and the PlayStation 4 controller without the green dot is the inactive one. 
  • Press the Options button on your controller, which will bring up a new menu.
  • Select Forget Device.
  • After that, Power down the PS4, and you can do this by holding down the PS4 button on your controller, navigating to Power in the menu, and choosing Turn off PS4.
  • Connect your faulty DualShock 4 controller to the PS4 using a USB cable.
  • Turn on the PS4 and wait for it to boot up.
  • Press the PlayStation button on the controller and log in to the PS4. The PlayStation 4 controller should now be paired, and you can test to see if the error has been corrected.

How To Hard Reset A PS4 Controller

A hard reset is when a device is reverted to its factory default settings, which is how it came out of the box.

  • Power down the PS4.
  • Locate the small hole near the left shoulder button. 

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  • Unfold one end of the paper clip and insert it to push the button concealed inside the hole.
  • Hold down the button for about 5 seconds.
  • Connect the controller to the PS4 using a USB cable.
  • Turn on the PS4 and wait for it to boot up.
  • Press the PlayStation button on the controller to log into the PS4. The light bar will turn blue, which indicates the DualShock 4 has been paired with the console.

Although these instructions may not work for a modded PS4 controller, consult the manufacturer of your controller if you are unable to follow the directions.

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Stella Temidayo Taylor is a staff writer for Novabach, she is a content writer with years of experience and has written for many websites on a different niche such as Entertainment, Politics, Lifestyle, Health, Business, Technology and well experienced in journalism.
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