If you would like to use your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller with compatible games and applications on a PC or Mac, you can connect via Bluetooth or a compatible micro USB cable.
Connecting a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to a Windows PC can be achieved via Bluetooth or a compatible Micro USB cable. Bluetooth compatibility depends on your computer's hardware. Follow the instructions below to attempt a Bluetooth connection. If your PC cannot pair with the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, connect via micro USB to control compatible games and applications.
Apple computers using macOS Catalina or later support DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller Bluetooth connections.
Before you can connect your wireless controller via Bluetooth, you will need to activate pairing mode:
You can now use your wireless controller to control compatible games and applications on your device.
You can use your wireless controller to play games streamed from your PS4 using the Remote Play app on PC or Mac.
Your wireless controller can also be used with compatible games and applications on your PC or Mac. Please visit the publisher's website to check if a game or application supports the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.
To reconnect your wireless controller to your PS4, connect it to the PS4 with a USB cable and press the PS button on the wireless controller.
You can then remove the USB and use the controller wirelessly.
If it looks like your controller is faulty, please visit the Fix and Replace diagnostic tool to check if your hardware is eligible for an under-warranty repair.
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