How do I connect my PS4 controller to my PS4?
Before you start, you'll need several things:
- A PlayStation 4 Slim/Pro/Standard
- The controller(s) you want to connect
- The included USB cable (or a micro USB cable with power and data support).
Option 1: Connect via USB
- Turn on the PS4 using the button on the PlayStation itself (left).
- Connect the USB cable to one of the PS4's USB ports.
- Connect the micro USB side of the cable to the micro USB port on your PS4 controller.
- Press the round PlayStation button in the middle of your controller until the controller's light bar glows blue.
Can't connect it with the cable? There's a few other things you can try:
- Connect the cable to another USB port on your PS4. The PS4 Pro has an extra USB port on the back.
- Try another USB to micro USB cable, like one from an Android smartphone, then repeat the process.
Option 2: Connect via Bluetooth
Because you need to be able to control the menu, connecting via Bluetooth is only possible for a second or third controller.
- Turn on the PS4 by briefly pressing the round PlayStation button in the middle of the main controller.
- Briefly press the same button on your second controller. The light bar will now blink.
- Navigate to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth devices. Select the second controller and follow the instructions on the screen.
Has the controller been linked to another console before? In that case, we'll switch on pairing mode.
- Turn on the controller using the PlayStation button, then keep Share + PlayStation pressed at the same time until the light on the light bar begins to blink.