How to Sync a PS4 Controller
Syncing a PlayStation 4 DualShock controller to a PS4 is extremely easy, but it does require one piece of hardware: a USB cable. There 8217;s no wireless workaround for pairing controllers via Bluetooth, so in order to sync new controllers with your PS4, you 8217;ll need a cable. Your DualShock 4 controller comes with a 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.
When you turn on your PS4, your controller should automatically connect with your PlayStation thanks to the USB cable. You 8217;ll need to push the PlayStation button in the center of the controller to turn the controller on, and when you do that, the PS4 should take you to the login screen to choose a player account to go with that controller. You 8217;ll be able to tell the controller is working because the LED light bar on the top of the controller will turn blue (or another color, if it isn 8217;t the first controller connected 8212; red for Player 2, green for Player 3, and pink for Player 4). That cable will also charge your controller, with the light turning yellow when the controller is charging but not turned on.
When you 8217;re having trouble with a controller not working wirelessly with your console, the usual issue with pairing is that the controller is undercharged. If it sounds like the 8220;unplug it and then plug it back in 8221; solution to the problem, it is.
Make sure the controller is charging when you plug it in 8212; when it 8217;s not being used, you 8217;ll see the light bar on the top turn yellow. If it 8217;s not charging, you might have another issue or a bad cable.
If your pairing issues aren 8217;t related to power or your cable, you might need to reset your controller and your PlayStation 4 in order to re-pair it. If you 8217;ve got a controller that still works, you can do that in the PS4 8217;s Settings menu. It 8217;s on the Home screen on the far right side, represented by a suitcase icon.
Navigate down to the 8220;Devices 8221; menu, and then choose 8220;Bluetooth. 8221; You 8217;ll see all your controllers there, as well as any other Bluetooth devices you use with your PlayStation. Choose the one you 8217;re trying to reset (it can be difficult to tell and you might need to turn on all your controllers if you have more than one), select it, and hit X.
Now hit the 8220;Options 8221; button on your controller to bring up a contextual menu, and select 8220;Forget Device. 8221; This will cause your controller to unpair with your PlayStation 4.
Once that 8217;s done, you should be able to just plug the controller in with your USB cable to pair it to the console again, as mentioned toward the start of this guide.
If re-pairing the controller doesn 8217;t work, the issue might be with the controller itself and not the PS4. In that case, you 8217;ll need to reset the controller. You 8217;ll need an unfolded paper clip (or something similarly thin and sturdy) with which to push a hidden button on your PS4 in order to reset it.
Now, turn off your PS4 and unplug both it and your internet router or modem, so that your controller won 8217;t receive any network signals when you reset it. When that 8217;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 8217;s best to hold it down for a count of 10 to be sure.
When you 8217;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 8217;t work, you may have a broken controller on your hands.
It 8217;s also possible to skip over the Bluetooth wireless connection and play with your DualShock 4 controllers on an entirely wired, USB-enabled connection. That 8217;s obviously not ideal when you could potentially play wirelessly, but it 8217;s a potential workaround when connectivity and signal issues persist. You can set a controller to only communicate with the PS4 via USB when it 8217;s plugged in by changing the settings in the Devices menu, as noted above. Under 8220;Devices, 8221; navigate to 8220;Controllers, 8221; and then set any controllers to only communicate via USB when they 8217;re plugged in. That way, signal issues or Bluetooth problems shouldn 8217;t affect the controller so long as you 8217;ve got a wired connection.标签：