Troubleshoot PS4 Controller Not Syncing or Connecting

Having trouble syncing or connecting your PS4 controller? Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you out.

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Common Causes of Connection Issues

Additionally, a low battery level in the controller can also lead to connection problems. Make sure to charge the controller fully before trying to sync it with the console. If the controller still won’t sync, try resetting the controller by pressing the reset button with a paper clip. This can often resolve connection issues.

Lastly, check for any software updates for the PlayStation 4 and the controller. Keeping both up to date can help resolve compatibility issues.

Updated: June 2024

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It can also address any underlying issues with the operating system that could be affecting the controller’s ability to sync properly.

Step-by-Step Pairing Instructions

  • Locate the small reset button on the back of the controller.
  • Use a small tool such as a paperclip to press and hold the reset button for a few seconds.
    Locate the small reset button on the back of the controller.
Use a small tool such as a paperclip to press and hold the reset button for a few seconds.
  • Connect the controller to the PS4 using a USB cable and press the PS button to resync.

Step 2: Check for Interference

  • Move any wireless devices such as routers or cell phones away from the PS4 and controller.
  • Ensure there are no obstructions between the controller and the PS4 console.
    Move any wireless devices such as routers or cell phones away from the PS4 and controller.
Ensure there are no obstructions between the controller and the PS4 console.
  • Try using the controller in a different location to see if the issue persists.

Step 3: Update the PS4 System Software

  • Go to Settings on the PS4 home screen.
  • Select System Software Update to check for and install any available updates.
  • Restart the PS4 and attempt to sync the controller again.

Charging and Rest Mode Tips

To troubleshoot a PS4 controller that’s not syncing or connecting, there are a few charging and rest mode tips to try. First, make sure the controller is charged by connecting it to the PlayStation 4 using a USB cable. If the controller doesn’t respond, try resetting it by pressing the small reset button on the back with a paper clip. If that doesn’t work, put the console into rest mode and leave the controller connected to charge for a while. You can also try restarting the console and the controller, as well as checking for any wireless interference.

These steps can help resolve syncing and connection issues with your PS4 controller.

Adjusting Controller Settings

Step Description
1 Reset the controller by pressing the small reset button on the back of the controller.
2 Make sure the controller is charged by connecting it to the PS4 using a USB cable.
3 Check the controller settings on the PS4 console to ensure it is properly connected and recognized.
4 Update the PS4 system software and the controller firmware to the latest versions.
5 Try using a different USB cable or connecting the controller to a different USB port on the PS4.
6 Consider resetting the PS4 to default settings and re-syncing the controller.
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