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How to Easily Sync Your PS4 Controller

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For gamers, the need for wireless gadgets can’t be overstressed. The convenience and ease it brings are bliss. A wireless controller increases the edge of gamers and provides a more “control” feels to them. This guide explains how to easily Sync your PS4 Controller, we would also enunciate the dos and don’ts of a wireless controller.

Get a USB to Micro-B Cable

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The first step to syncing your PS4 controller is having a USB to Micro-B cable. There’s no wireless workaround for pairing controllers via Bluetooth, so to sync new controllers with your PS4, you’ll need a cable (though you can connect a PS4 or Xbox controller to your smartphone or tablet).

Your DualShock 4 controller comes with one cable packaged in it, but any USB 2.0 Micro-B cable will work. Plug the USB cable into the controller, then into the USB port in the PlayStation 4.

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Ensure to Charge Your PS4 Controller

The controller’s internal battery will charge while it is connected to the PS4. If the controller remains connected while your PS4 is in rest mode, it will continue charging, and the light on top will turn yellow. The light will also flash yellow when your controller is running low on power, and you should see an on-screen message telling you to plug it in.

When charged, the light bar on the top of the controller will glow different colors depending on which player the controller is assigned to; player 1 is blue, player 2 is red, player 3 is green, and player 4 is pink.

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4. Sync Your PS4 Controller to a PS4

To sync a controller with the system, especially for the first time, you’ll need a USB cable; any USB 2.0 Micro-B cable can connect the DualShock 4 to the console, and although there are only two USB ports on the system, you can sync up to four controllers per player account.

  • Before turning on your PS4, plug the small end of your USB cable into the port on top of the controller; plug the other end into one of the USB ports on the front of the console.
  • Turn on your PS4 by pressing the console’s power button. It should automatically detect your connected controller and assign it to the first available player slot.
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  • Press the PS button in the center of the controller and you’ll see the login screen where you can choose a player account or create one.
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Tip: From now on, pressing the PS button on the controller will automatically turn on the console so long as it has a charge.

Troubleshooting: PS4 Wireless Connectivity Problems

  • If your controller refuses to power on when you hit the soft “PS” button, try to make sure it is charged.
  • When the light bar fails to come on, it’s possible your USB cable is faulty or the controller’s internal battery is faulty. Rectify this by using another cable, this clarifies the possibility of a faulty USB cable.
  • If the controller can’t connect to the console wirelessly even though it is charged, then the problem lies with either your console or your controller’s Bluetooth connectivity.
  • If your other PS4 controllers are working wirelessly, the faulty controller is to blame. Nonetheless, you can continue playing with the controller connected to the console via a USB.
  • Unable to pair a PS4 controller with your console, try resetting it.

Also read: How To Use The PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller On A PC

Perform a Hard Reset on Your Controller

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If re-pairing the controller doesn’t work, the issue might be with the controller itself and not the PS4. In that case, you’ll need to reset the controller. You’ll need an unfolded paper clip (or something similarly thin and sturdy) with which to push a hidden button on your PS4 to reset it.

Turn off your PS4 and unplug both it and your internet router or modem so that your controller won’t receive any network signals when you reset it. When that’s done, flip the controller over and look for a small hole on the right side. Push the paperclip in the hole and push the button inside for three to five seconds. It’s best to hold it down for a count of 10 to be sure.

When you’ve done that, plug in both your router and your PS4 again. Turn on the PS4, then plug your controller into the USB cable. That should re-pair the controller from scratch. If it doesn’t work, you may have a broken controller on your hands.

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Unpairing a PS4 Controller

  • Make sure the controller you wish to unpair is turned off.
  • Using another PS4 controller, turn on your console. From the PS4 home menu, navigate to Setting > Devices > Bluetooth Devices.
  • You should see a list of controllers. Select the one you wish to unpair and choose delete.

Bottom Line

These steps do not necessarily need to go in the order in which they have been written. This is because, for some, they could need some steps that are ahead. This does not hinder you from syncing though. We have included troubleshooting to help you get through difficulties.

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