Fixing PS4 Controller Won’t Hold Charge
If your PS4 controller won’t hold a charge, it’s most likely because the battery is either degraded or almost dead. In either case, you’ll need to replace the battery in order to get your controller working again.
In some cases, the battery might be fine and you just need to hard reset your controller to get this issue resolved.
Or, the PS4 USB port to which you’re connecting your controller is defective and can’t provide enough power to the controller.
This article offers quick solutions to this problem. If you want an in-depth guide to troubleshooting this issue, please view this article.
How To Fix a PS4 Controller That Won’t Hold Charge
The first thing you have to try is to hard reset the PS4 controller. To do this, you need to press the PS button and the Share button simultaneously for 3-5 seconds. This will reset the controller and hopefully fix the issue.
For more details on how to reset the PS4 controller the right way, please visit this article.
If you find out that the PS4 USB port is not working, you will need either to clean it or just replace it with a new part which requires a specialist to do it.
If that doesn’t work, then it’s most likely a problem with the battery. You can either buy a new PS4 controller or replace the battery yourself (check out the best PS4 battery replacements.) Replacing the battery is not too difficult and you can find replacement batteries online.
Once you have a new battery, simply pop it in and charge the controller as usual. This should fix the problem and your PS4 controller should hold a charge once again.
If you’re not comfortable opening up your PS4 controller, then buying a new one is probably the best option. However, if you’re handy with a screwdriver and don’t mind voiding your warranty, then replacing the battery yourself can save you some money.
Either way, once you have a new battery in your PS4 controller, it should hold a charge just fine. So get to gaming!