How to Connect PS4 Controller

Playing on a PlayStation is every gamers dream. The new Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) Slim Console comes with a handy wireless DualShock4 Controller, but it can be a challenge to connect it to your system. Most likely you will need some technical help. This article will get you gaming in no time!

Why choose the PS4 Controller over the others?

  1. Ergonomic and light-weight design puts precision in your hands.

  2. Built-in Stereo and 3.5mm Audio Jack lets you enjoy the bass in every detail through your stereo or "for your ears only."

  3. Super sensitive Accelerometer and Gyroscope detects your every movement flawlessly.

  4. USB Battery Charger means you don’t have to stop playing to charge.

  5. No more couch-only playing. Move around your home freely and still continue your game.

How to connect your PS4 Controller to system

For a newbie, it can be a living nightmare to get the PS4 Controller to work. Thankfully, the initial installation of your PS4 Controller can be done with the help of a new application called DS4Windows. To utilize all the functionalities of your PS4 Controller in your Windows, you should use the DS4 application.

Follow these steps to connect your PS4 Controller to a system running on Windows 10. They will also work for previous versions of the Windows operating system.

  1. Go to the website - http://ds4windows.com/. Click on the green "Download Now" button.

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  2. The application as such will be downloaded in the Zip format. Right click on the zipped application and select "Extract All".

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  3. The "Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders "window pops up. Give the desired destination path and check on the "Show extracted files when complete" check box. Click on "Extract" button that appears on the right bottom corner.

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  4. On the extracted folder, you can find two applications: DS4Updater and DS4Windows.

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    Note: For your convenience, you can either keep the extracted DS4Windows application here or choose to place it on the desktop or any other folder wich you use it for gaming. This is the application you will use whenever you want to connect your PS4 Controller with your PC.

  5. Double click on "DS4Windows" application to open it. You might get an "Open File - Security Warning" popup. Click on Run.

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  6. On the DS4Windows dialog box, click on Select Folder.

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  7. When you first open the DS4Windows application, the "DS4Windows Update Available" pop up appears. Click on YES and click on Run again.

  8. This will open the "DS4Windows is still running" pop up. Click on OK.

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  9. The "DS4Updater" window pops up. Once the bar is 100% green, click on the "Open DS4W" button.

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  10. This closes all of your running applications and opens the DS4Windows Application. If that does not happen, double click on the DS4Windows Application to open it. The "Welcome to DS4" window pops up.

    If you are trying to connect your PS4 Controller on a system running on Windows 10 then click on "Step 1: Install the DS4 Driver".

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  11. On the Windows Security popup, click on install.

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  12. Once installed, click on Finish. Then, close all the open DS4Windows.

  13. Connect your PS4 Controller with your PC using the USB cable.

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  14. Open the DS4Windows application again. You can see the light keeps on flashing on your PS4 Controller.

  15. Make sure you have a Bluetooth adapter or Bluetooth connectivity in your system. Open your DS4Windows application. Go to settings tab and click on "Controller / Driver Setup".

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  16. Welcome to DS4 Application windows pops up. Click on the Bluetooth Setting link.

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    Alternatively, you can also Open Bluetooth Settings and turn on the Bluetooth.

  17. On your PS4 controller, press the Share and the PS button simultaneously and hold them until the light starts flashing.

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  18. Once Wireless Controller shows up in Bluetooth Menu, click on it and click Pair. If it asks a any code, type the code 0000. Once Connected, the light will stop flashing and stays on. Your PS4 Controller ID will appear in the Controllers tab. This indicates that your PS4 Controller is successfully connected with your PC.

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    Note: If your PS4 Controller flashes more than once, it means your PS4 controller is not detected. Close all the DS4Windows and launch the DS4Windows application again. Go back to Step 15 and continue from there.

How to disconnect your PS4 Controller

  1. Click on "Stop" on the DS4Windows.

  2. Turn off the Bluetooth in your Bluetooth settings.

The light on your PS4 Controller will be off, indicating that it is now switched off.

To reconnect, simply hold on the PS button for a few seconds until the light on your PS4 Controller glows steadily.

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