How to Connect Wireless Ps4 Controller to Ps4

One of the great things about the PS4 is how easy it is to connect a wireless controller. In this article, we’ll show you how to connect your PS4 controller wirelessly. To connect your PS4 controller wirelessly:

  1. Press and hold the Share button and the PS button on your controller at the same time until the light bar starts flashing. This means your controller is in pairing mode.
  2. On your PS4 system, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices and look for Wireless Controller under Available Devices.
  3. Select Wireless Controller to pair it with your system. The light bar on your controller will stop flashing once it’s connected successfully.
  • Plug the PS4 controller into your console via the USB port
  • Press the PlayStation button on the controller to log in to the PS4
  • Navigate to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices from the main menu
  • Select Wireless Controller from the list of devices and press X to connect it wirelessly

Why Won’t My Wireless Ps4 Controller Connect to My Ps4?

One of the most frustrating things that can happen when you’re trying to play your favorite PS4 games is when your wireless controller won’t connect to the console. There are a few reasons why this might happen, and thankfully there are also a few solutions. Here’s what you need to know if your PS4 wireless controller isn’t connecting.

The first thing you should do is make sure that the batteries in your controller are charged. If they’re not, then it’s likely that the controller itself is the issue and not the console. If the batteries are charged but your controller still won’t connect, then try restarting both the PS4 and the controller.

Sometimes all it takes is a fresh start in order for everything to work properly again. If neither of those solutions worked, then there may be an issue with how your PS4 is connected to the internet. Wireless interference can sometimes cause problems with controllers, so try connecting your PS4 directly to your router with an Ethernet cable if possible.

If that doesn’t work or isn’t an option for you, then you can try changing the channel that your router is using for its Wi-Fi signal. Finally, if none of those solutions solve the problem, then it’s possible that there’s something wrong with either your PS4 or your controller itself and it will need to be repaired or replaced. Thankfully, Sony offers a warranty on both so you shouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket if this turns out to be the case.

How Do You Pair a Ps4 Controller?

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to connect a PS4 controller to a PS4 console:

  1. First, power on your PS4 console and then press the ‘PS’ button on your controller to log in.
  2. Once you’re at the home screen, scroll up to the Function area and select ‘Settings’. Then, go down to ‘Devices’ and select Bluetooth Devices. If this is your first time connecting a controller, it will automatically scan for devices. If not, press the ‘Options’ button and then select ‘Scan for Devices.’
  3. Your PS4 should now be scanning for Bluetooth devices; hold down the PlayStation button (the one in between the two control sticks) and Share button (to the left of the touchpad) on your DualShock 4 until the light bar flashes white – this means it’s in pairing mode. After a few seconds, you should see your controller appear in the list as a Wireless Controller with an empty battery icon next to it; select it with X/A.
  4. You will be asked if you want to register or unregister this device; choose whichever option you want since we don’t need to do anything special here – just hit OK when prompted again by selecting X/A once more time.
  5. That’s it! Your PS4 controller is now successfully paired with your console and you can start gaming!

Ps4 Controller Won’T Connect to Ps4 With USB

If you’re having trouble connecting your PS4 controller to your PS4, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that the controller is fully charged. If it’s not, plug it into the PS4 using a USB cable and wait a few minutes for it to charge.

If your controller still won’t connect, try resetting it by pressing the small reset button on the back of the controller near the L2 shoulder button. If that doesn’t work, try connecting your controller to a different USB port on your PS4. If you’re still having trouble, it’s possible that your controller is defective and will need to be replaced.

You can usually find replacement controllers at retail stores or online from sites like Amazon.


The PlayStation 4 is a great console, but it’s also pretty difficult to use without a controller. If you’re looking to connect your PS4 controller wirelessly, you have a few options. You can either use Bluetooth or order a special wireless adapter from Sony.

If you want to use Bluetooth, you’ll need to go into the PS4 settings and connect your controller using the “Pair new device” option. Once it’s connected, you should be able to use it just like any other Bluetooth device. However, there are some reports that the connection isn’t always stable and can sometimes disconnect unexpectedly.

If you want a more reliable connection, you can buy Sony’s official wireless adapter. This plugs into one of the USB ports on the front of the PS4 and allows you to connect up to four controllers at once. The downside is that it costs $25, which is pretty pricey for something that should be included with the console in the first place.


Ahnaf Nihin is a senior content writer at Gametechia. He's having 10 years of experience in Technology and troubleshooting topics. Coming from a background in engineering, you will often see his writing stuff related to How To's, Android, and iOS.