Use DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controllers with other devices

How to use DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers with PC, Mac, Android, and iOS

If you'd like to use your DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller with compatible games and applications away from your console, you can connect via Bluetooth® or USB in a few steps.

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller compatible devices

Devices using the operating systems listed below or later support DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller Bluetooth and USB connections. Once connected, you can use your wireless controller to control compatible games and applications.

  • Android™ 10
  • iOS 13
  • iPadOS 13
  • macOS Catalina
  • tvOS 13 

You can connect a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to a Windows PC using a DUALSHOCK®4 USB wireless adaptor or a compatible micro USB cable. 

How to pair a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller with a supported device 

To pair your wireless controller with a supported device using Bluetooth for the first time, turn on pairing mode.

  1. Make sure the player indicator on the controller is off.
    If the player indicator is on, press and hold the PS button until it turns off. If a USB is connected to the controller, disconnect it. 

  2. While pressing and holding the SHARE button, press and hold the PS Button until the light bar flashes.

  3. Enable Bluetooth on your device, and then select the controller from the list of Bluetooth devices. When pairing is complete, the light bar blinks, and then the player indicator lights up.

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller compatible games and applications

You can use your wireless controller to play games streamed from your PS5™ console or PS4™ console to your compatible device using the PS Remote Play app.

Your wireless controller can also be used to play games that support DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers. 

If you are connecting a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to a compatible Sony Xperia device, all functions are available. 

For other devices, some wireless controller features are not available when connected via Bluetooth.

  • Touchpad is not supported.
  • The colour of the light bar cannot be changed. 
  • Rumble, motion sensor, and headphone jack audio connection are not supported. 

Reconnect DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to your console

To reconnect your wireless controller to your PS5 console or PS4 console, connect it with a compatible USB cable and press the PS button on the wireless controller. You can then remove the USB cable and use the controller wirelessly.

Need more help with your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller?

If you have followed the above instructions but believe your controller is not connecting properly, please visit the PlayStation Repairs diagnostic tool.

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