If you would like to use your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller with compatible games and applications away from your PS4™ console, you can connect via Bluetooth® in a few steps.
Devices using the operating systems listed below or later support DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller Bluetooth connections. Once connected, you can use your wireless controller to control compatible games and applications via Bluetooth.
To use a controller on a device for the first time, turn on pairing mode:
A controller can be paired with only one device at a time. Each time you change devices you must pair the controller with the new device.
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:
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.
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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