How To Unpair PS4 Controller The Right Way
PS4 controllers are a necessary part of any PS4 gaming experience. However, sometimes users may need to unpair their PS4 controller for various reasons.
In this article, we will be discussing how to properly unpair your PS4 controller from your PS4 system. We will also be providing information on why you might want to unpair your PS4 controller in the first place.
Why Do You Need To Unpair Your PS4 Controller?
There are a few reasons why you may want or need to unpair your PS4 controller.
One reason is if you want to use the controller with a different PS4 system. In order to do this, you must first unpair the controller from your current PS4 console.
Another reason is if you want to use the PS4 controller as a wired controller. This can be done by attaching the USB cable while the PS4 console is on. The PS4 controller will then be recognized as a wired controller.
Finally, if you’re selling or lending out your PS4, it’s best practice to unpair your controller so that it can’t be used on someone else’s system without permission.
How to Unpair Your PS4 Controller
There are two ways to unpair your PS4 controller from your PS4 console.
The first way is to do a soft reset on your PS4 controller. To do this, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices. Highlight the controller you want to reset and press the Options button. Then select “Forget Device.”
The second way to unpair your PS4 controller is to turn off your PS4 console and then press and hold the PS button on your controller for three seconds. This will cause the controller to emit a blinking light. After that, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices and find the controller listed as “Wireless Controller.” Select it and press the Options button. Finally, select “Disconnect” to unpair your PS4 controller from your PS4 console.
How To Unpair Your PS4 Controller From PC and Phone
If you have used your PS4 controller previously on a PC or connected it to a phone, it won’t work on your PS4 wirelessly via Bluetooth. You will need to connect it to your PS4 wirily via a USB cable, do a “Forget Device” and then finally soft-reset it.
You may then need to restart the PS4 console for the completion of this operation. Leave the controller connected to the PS4 via USB when the console is restarted until it recognizes it.
Now, disconnect the PS4 controller from the USB and try to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.
If that method hasn’t worked for you, try to hard-reset your PS4 controller and repeat the other steps.
We hope this article was helpful in explaining how to unpair your PS4 controller from your PS4 console. For more PS4 tips and tricks, be sure to check our blog!