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How to Connect PS4 Controller to PC:
If you have recently purchased a PS4 controller, you’ll be wondering, “How do I connect it to my PC?” There are a few methods that you can use to connect your controller to your PC. Bluetooth, DS4Windows, and Xinput are just a few of them.
How to pair a PS4 controller with a computer:
If you have a PS4 controller and are looking to connect it to your computer, you can use the Bluetooth feature to pair it. First, turn on Bluetooth on your PC.
Then, press the PS4 controller’s Home Button and the Share Button at the same time. The PS4 controller will start to blink intermittently after it is paired.
If you have a PC with Bluetooth, you can completely bypass the cable and pair the controller using a Bluetooth adapter. To do this, open the Bluetooth & Other Devices settings menu and click the ‘+’ button next to ‘Add a Bluetooth or other device’.
While holding the share button and the middle PlayStation button, press the PlayStation button and wait for the light to flash for three seconds. If all goes well, you’re ready to pair the controller with your computer.
If you don’t see an icon for Bluetooth on your system, you’ll need to go into your system’s settings. You can find the Bluetooth tab in the settings menu, located under devices and printers.
If your PS4 controller is not pairing, disconnect it and try again. If it still has Bluetooth issues, use a micro-USB cable instead. But remember to make sure your USB cable is not too loose, or you’ll have frequent disconnections.
Using Bluetooth to connect a PS4 controller to a computer:
If you have a PlayStation 4, you can connect it to your computer wirelessly using Bluetooth. This allows you to use the controller without having to deal with cables.
All you need is a Bluetooth adapter and a computer. A Bluetooth USB adapter is cheap and can recognize your PS4 controller.
If you are using Windows, the easiest way to connect your controller to your computer is through a micro-USB cable.
This cable is readily available and is used for many gaming controllers. Its smaller end plugs into the port on the front of the controller, while the larger end plugs into a USB port on your computer.
The next step is to turn on Bluetooth on your computer. To do this, you must first open the Windows system control panel and then click the “share” button.
When Windows recognizes your controller, it should automatically pair with your computer. It may ask you to enter a pairing code.
After entering the pairing code, you should be able to connect your controller wirelessly to your computer.
Using DS4Windows to connect a PS4 controller to a computer:
If you are having trouble connecting your PlayStation 4 controller to your computer, try using a DS4Windows emulator.
It will allow you to use the controller just like you would a keyboard and mouse, and emulate the input from other gaming controllers. It supports a wide variety of controllers, including the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controller.
First, download the DS4Windows program. This program will allow you to connect your PlayStation 4 controller to your PC without the need for a wired or wireless connection.
After installing the software, maximize the application, turn off your computer’s Bluetooth and press the PS button to connect the controller. If this program doesn’t work for you, try using another program like InputMapper.
Another way to connect a PS4 controller to DS4Windows is to use the DualShock 4 wireless controller. You can also use it to connect to a Windows 10 PC. DS4Windows will ask you to select a profile and set up settings.
The easiest option to select when setting up the emulator is “Appdata.” After installing the software, you can use the DualShock 4 wireless controller to play PlayStation games on your PC.
Using Xinput to connect a PS4 controller to a computer:
If you’d like to connect your PlayStation 4 controller to your PC, you have a few options. You can use a Bluetooth adapter or micro USB connection to connect your controller to your computer.
Note that a PS4 controller communicates differently than an Xbox controller. Most PC games use the Microsoft XInput interface to connect to your controller.
Firstly, make sure that the PS4 controller is compatible with Windows. There are some applications that support the Windows-compatible DualShock 4 controller, but you’ll need to make sure that they support XInput. You can also use a wrapper, which will convert the input you send to the PS4 controller into PC format.
Secondly, make sure that the Bluetooth function is activated on your computer. The Bluetooth function is located at the top of the menu, where you can click to activate it.
Once it’s on, the PC will begin searching for Bluetooth devices nearby. If the PS4 controller is in pairing mode, it will pair with the PC.