How to resync a PS4 controller

Controller giving you problems by not syncing up to your
PlayStation correctly? You can resync it completely through a tiny
hole on the back of the controller. If your controller isn’t
connecting, this is the best way to try and fix it barring the use
of a USB cable all of the time — no one wants to be tethered to
their console when they don’t need to be.

How to resync your PS4 controller

  1. On the back of your controller, find the tiny hole next
    to the L2 button

  2. Use a pin or paperclip to poke in the
  3. Push the button on the inside for a couple of
    seconds and then release.
  4. Connect your DualShock 4 controller to a USB
    that is connected to your PlayStation 4.
  5. Press and hold the PlayStation button on the
    center of your controller. This will prompt another attempt to

This method only works if you’re using a DualShock 4 controller.
If you have a third-party controller like the Razer Raiju or Scuf
Vantage, they may not have the same reset button. Sometimes the
DualShock 4 doesn’t sync up correctly because it uses a Bluetooth
connection and it could be attempting to connect to multiple
devices, like your phone if you’ve ever used PS4 Remote Play.

If you’re experiencing other common problems with your
controller, like not holding a charge, there are
easy fixes to these issues
. If none of those work, you may need
to spring for a new controller entirely.

Old reliable DualShock 4 controller

$47 at Amazon

Get a new one or just grab a spare

DualShock 4s aren’t too expensive so it isn’t usually a huge
deal if you need to spring for a new one. Even if you don’t, it
might be smart to pick up an extra just in case yours breaks or if
you ever have a friend over and want to play some couch co-op.

PlayStation accessories you’ll love

Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance
your PlayStation experience.

EasySMX VIP002S RGB Gaming Headset

$36 at Amazon

Good headsets tend to get expensive, but the EasySMX VIP002S
headset gives you the best of both worlds: affordability and

HyperX ChargePlay Duo

$20 at Amazon

Charge up your controllers without taking up that precious USB
space on your console. The HyperX ChargePlay Duo can charge two at
once in two hours through an AC adapter.

PDP Bluetooth Media Remote

$20 at Amazon

PlayStation is good for much more than gaming. When you want to
browse the web or navigate your favorite apps, a DualShock 4
controller just doesn’t cut it.

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How to resync a PS4 controller