How to sync or reset the PS4 DualShock controllers without cable,

Welcome again! If you have been using your PS4 for a while, it is possible that at some point it has happened to you that the console does not recognize the controller , which is a problem when it comes to enjoying your favorite video games. In this sense, later on we will explain step by step how to synchronize or reset the PS4 DualShock controllers  easily and simply.

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  1. Steps to reset the PS4 DualShock controllers without cable
  2. How to force restart the controller
  3. Last alternative: Play with the controller connected via USB

Steps to reset the PS4 DualShock controllers without cable

Next we will show you all the steps you must follow to reset the PS4 DualShock controllers  when you have problems to link it with your console wirelessly, which is a very common failure of this type of controllers. It should be noted that this process works for the PS4 slim console and the PS4 pro .

  • In the devices menu you have to select the option ‘Bluetooth devices and there you can look at all the controllers and devices that are linked to the PlayStation.
  • Now select the device you want to reset or sync again. However this is a bit complicated to guess, in fact you may have to turn on all the controls you have again until you are clear about what it is.
  • Once you’ve found the controller you want to reset, tap on it and press the X button.
  • Next you have to press the ‘Options’ button found on the remote, to open the menu and now select the option that says ‘Forget device’. In this way, the controller will be unlinked from your console.
  • Now you will have to find a USB cable to re-synchronize the controller with the console, since it is not possible to do it any other way.

How to force restart the controller

If you tried to complete the process that we show you in the previous section, but you still cannot synchronize your controller with the PS4 , then do not despair that here we bring you another alternative.

In this case, it is possible that the controller has some kind of failure that prevents it from connecting to the console (which is in good condition). To carry out this procedure, you will need to have a paper clip that is very thin but strong.

  • The first thing you should do is properly turn off the PS4 console and disconnect it from the power. In addition, you must turn off the internet modem and in this way your remote will not be able to receive any type of signal at the time of restarting it.
  • Later you have to look for a hole or slotthat is on the front of the remote.
  • Now, you have to take the clip and push it into the small hole and press until you hear a clip. Repeat the process for about 5 times.
  • You can also hold it down and count up to 10 seconds to complete the hard reboot of the PlayStation 4 controller.
  • Then, reconnectboth the console and the router to the power and proceed to turn them on. You immediately have to connect the PS4 controller to the USB cable and this should have solved the controller synchronization problem.

Last alternative: Play with the controller connected via USB

In case none of the above alternatives work, then you can skip the steps to reestablish your controller’s wireless connection . Although this is not the best solution of all, since the idea is to be able to use our remote control wirelessly.

But without a doubt it is the best solution in case you do not find more alternatives to reset a PS4 controller. This way, Bluetooth connectivity issues won’t prevent you from using your controller to play quietly on the PS4.

So, to make a PS4 controller sync with the console only through a USB cable, you must open the ‘Devices’ section in the menu as we show you in the first section of the post.

Then, you have to locate the ‘Controls’ option and there you can configure everything so that the controller only turns on and synchronizes with the PS4 while it is connected with the USB cable.

We are done for today! If the information in this article has been useful to you, don’t forget to share it with all your contacts through social networks. See you soon!


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