How to Pair a Dualshock 4 wireless controller back to your Playstation 4

After factory reseting a PlayStation 4, or if you have been using you Dualshock 4 wireless controller with a different device. You might find that the Dualshock controller is unable to connect back to your PS4. So in this video we take a look at how you place a Dualshock 4 wireless controller into pair mode, so that you can re-establish a bluetooth connection with your PS4.

Notes: In order for a Dualshock 4 wireless controller to be able to pair with a Playstation 4. The Dual Shock controller will need to have some charge in its battery. Also as not all Micro USB cables are the same, in that some are only designed to charge devices. Ideally, you should use the Micro USB cable that was provided with your Dualshock 4 controller.

Quick reference notes:

  • Turn on your Playstation 4 console and wait until it displays the log in screen.
  • Press and hold both the PS and Share buttons on your Dual Shock 4 controller for 5 seconds or until the light bar starts to flash.
  • Connect your controller to your console via the USB cable.
  • Press the PS button on the Dual Shock 4 to pair the console and controller.
  • You can now disconnect the USB cable and control your console wirelessly.

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