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How to Connect PS4 Controller to PC with USB and Bluetooth?

How to Connect PS4 Controller to PC

PlayStation 4 or the PS4 comes under the 8th generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It comes with one of the best controllers known as the Dual Shock Controller 4 (DS4).

So, if you are looking for the best DualShock experience on your PC then you have come to the right place. We are here to answer your doubts about how you can connect your PS4 controller to PC.

Well, there are 2 ways in which you can connect your Playstation 4 controller with your PC which is either wired or wireless.

Let’s talk about each method one by one –

How to Connect PS4 Controller to PC with Wired Connection?

Let me tell you that connecting your ps4 controller with a computer via wired connection that is an USB is by far the easiest way and absolutely have no hassle.

Just these simple steps will enable you to pair your PS4 controller to PC within minutes –

Step 1

For connecting the Controller you will need a USB-A to Micro-USB cable.

Step 2

Plug both the sides of the USB cable to your controller and PC.

Step 3

The necessary drivers will install itself.

Step 4

Once it has recognised the device, it will simply start to work.

Now let’s talk about

How to Pair PS4 Controller to PC Using Bluetooth?

Now, there are 2 ways you can pair your PC with a wireless connection that includes either with the help of an adapter or your PC Bluetooth.

Here I’ll show you the step by step process to connect your Playstation 4 controller to PC via Bluetooth –

Step 1

Open Bluetooth setting on your PC and go to “Bluetooth and other device settings.”

Step 2

Turn your PC Bluetooth on

Note: Make sure that your PS4 is turned off so that the controller doesn’t automatically recognize the PS4

Step 3

Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the controller for at least 3 seconds before you see the light at the front of your controller starts to flash.

Step 4

Now, go back to you PC and click on “Add a device” section inside your Bluetooth setting.

Step 5

Wait for the device name to appear then click on “Wireless controller”.

Step 6

You might be asked to enter a pairing code, in that case just use 0000.

Step 7

After pairing successfully, your PS4 controller will connect with your PC automatically.

When it comes to wireless connection there is one more easy way to connect your PS4 controller to your PC via an adapter.

Sony has its official USB-A wireless adapter. The USB-A adapter lets you connect your PS4 controller to any PC without Bluetooth or a cable.

How to Use the USB-A Wireless Adapter?

The USB-A adapter is very easy to use, just plug it into your PC and let the drivers install automatically then your controller will start operating automatically without any trouble.

Hope you find the information useful. If yes, don’t forget to share it with your gamer friends and PlayStaion 4 buddies to help them out in connecting their controller with any PC within minutes.

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Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.