How To Connect a New Controller To PS4

It’s really simple to connect a new controller to a PS4, but one piece of gear is needed: a USB to Micro-B wire. The fact is that there is no wireless workaround for Bluetooth controller connection, thus a cable is required to connect new controllers with your PS4. Any USB 2.0 to Micro-B cable will function as well as the one that came with your original PS4 controller.

Steps To Connecting a New Controller To PS4

So, here are the steps you have to follow in order to successfully connect your new controller to the PS4.

Step #1: Turn off Your PS4

The very first step to connecting a new controller to the PS4 is to turn off the console. Once done, head to the next step.

Step #2: Connect your new controller to PS4 via USB

The second step here is to connect your new PS4 controller via USB. Simply, plug the USB cord into the new controller, then insert the USB connector into the PS4 USB port.

Step #3: Activate the new Controller

The USB cord will allow your new controller to connect to your PS4 when you turn it on. To turn on your new controller, press the PlayStation button in the middle. The PS4 should then prompt you to sign in with a player account, allowing you to associate the new controller with a specific gaming profile.

The LED light bar on top of the new controller will glow blue when it is properly connected (or another color if it isn’t the first controller attached; red for player 2, green for player 3, and pink for player 4). As an added bonus, you can use that cord to charge your new controller; while it’s charging, the new controller’s indicator light will glow yellow.

Re-pairing Your New Controller

It is common for a controller’s battery to be undercharged to be the cause of problems while trying to link it wirelessly with a PS4. The answer may be as simple as plugging the device back in after unplugging it.

  • First, make sure the new controller is plugged in and charging; if it isn’t in use, the top light bar will be yellow. Another problem, such as a broken controller port or a defective cable, could be preventing charging from occurring.
  • If the problem persists and the power and cord are not at fault, step two is to reset both the PlayStation 4 console and the new controller and try pairing again. The PS4’s Settings menu is where you can make these adjustments if your new controller is in working order. A suitcase icon indicates its location on the home screen’s far right.
  • Third, select Bluetooth Devices from the Devices menu’s drop-down. All of your controllers, as well as additional Bluetooth devices that are compatible with your PlayStation, like PS4 headsets and the vastly superior PDP PS4 Bluetooth Remote, will be displayed in the Bluetooth settings menu. If you have more than one controller, select the one you want to reset by pressing the X button; this may require turning on all of your controllers.
    To do this, pull up a contextual menu by pressing the Options button on your controller, and then select Forget Device. It will cause your controller to stop communicating with your PS4.
    Once you’ve done so, you may reconnect the controller to the console by plugging in the USB adapter you bought earlier in this instruction.


As you have just seen, connecting a new controller to the PS4 is a very easy task. You just need to do it the right way in just 3 steps and your new controller will be connected successfully without an issue.

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