Fix Your PS4 Controller Not Connecting Issue. Easily!

By Jonny Lin  Others  PlayStation 4   77 Comments
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Follow the steps below to fix the PS4 won’t connect issue.

If you’re using a PS4, and you’ve found that you can’t connect your PS4 controller to your console, you’re not alone. Many PS4 users are reporting this PS4 controller not connecting issue.

This is a very annoying issue. You can’t play games on your PS4 without your controller properly connected. And you’re probably trying to find a fix to connect your controller to your console.

But don’t worry. It’s possible to fix this issue. Here are three solutions you can try. You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down at the top of the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Connect your PS4 controller with a data cable
  2. Reset your PS4 controller
  3. Restart your PS4 console completely

 

1. Connect your PS4 controller with a data cable

Your controller can easily get detected by your console if it is connected with a USB cable. Note that this, however, can’t be done using your original controller cable. You should use a USB cable with a micro-USB connector (you can see many Android smartphones use this type of cable). You may need to experiment with multiple cables to find the one that really works for you.

PS4 controllers have micro-USB connectors for wired connection.

Connect your controller and console with this cable. And then restart your console. If this method works for you, your console will automatically recognize and connect your controller.

 

2. Reset your PS4 controller

Resetting your PS4 controller is another effective way to bring your PS4 controller back. To do so:

1) Turn off your PlayStation 4.

2) Locate the reset button on the back of your controller near the L2 shoulder button. Then use a small, unfolded paper-clip or something similar to push the button and hold it down for a couple of seconds. Then release the button.

3) Connect your controller to your PS4 console. Then turn your PS4 on.

If this method works for you, your controller will connect to your PS4 console at this time.

3. Restart your PS4 console completely

There may be corruption issues on your PS4 console that disconnect your controller. You can try restarting your PS4 console completely to see if this can fix the issue:

1) Press the power button on your PS4 console and hold it until you hear the second beep. Then release the button.

2) Unplug the power cable and the controller that wouldn’t connect from the console.

3) Leave your PS4 for 2-3 minutes.

4) Plug the power cable and the controller back to the console.

5) Turn your PS4 on. Check the controller to see if it works fine now.

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