Fixing PS4 Controller Flashing White While Charging?

If you’re a PS4 user, you know the frustration of trying to connect your controller to the console only to have it flash white while charging, and also it refuses to connect to the console.

Luckily, there are a few things you can try to get it working again and stop it from flashing white while charging. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the potential solutions.

Note that we have already addressed the PS4 controller white light issues in detail. We strongly recommend reading that article if this quick solution hasn’t resolved your issue.

Why does the PS4 controller flash white while charging

There are a few potential reasons why your PS4 controller might be flashing white while charging. The most common reason is that the controller isn’t charging properly, but there are also other potential reasons such as a depleted battery or a problem with the USB connection, or even a problem with the controller itself.

How to Fix a PS4 controller flashing white while charging

One suggested solution is to reset the controller. To do this, you’ll need a small paper clip or pin. Locate the small hole on the back of the controller near the L2 button. Insert the paperclip or pin into this hole and hold for 3-5 seconds. This will reset the controller and clear any temporary connection issues. If this doesn’t work, try connecting the controller to a different USB port on the PS4 console.

Another potential solution is to restart the PS4 console. To do this, simply press and hold the power button on the front of the console until it shuts off. Once it’s off, wait a minute or two and then turn it back on. This will often fix any software glitches that may be causing your controller issues.

If you suspect your PS4 controller’s battery, you may need to replace it or get an additional external battery without the need of replacing the original one (check this article.)

The last thing you have to try is to change the PS4 controller’s USB cable. Choose a data cable over a power cable, as the latter won’t work here.

If none of these solutions works, it’s possible that there is a more serious issue with your controller or console. In this case, you’ll need to contact Sony customer support for assistance.


We hope one of these solutions was able to get your PS4 controller working again. If not, remember that you can always contact Sony customer support for assistance.

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