Steps to Connect PS4 Controller to Android Devices via Bluetooth

Steps to Connect PS4 Controller to Android Devices via Bluetooth

Mobile gaming has revolutionized the video game industry. With the PS4 controller, you can turn your Android device into a portable gaming console.

Here’s how to do it.

Bluetooth connection: the most straightforward method

Follow these simple steps to connect your PS4 controller to your Android device via Bluetooth.

On your PS4 controller

  • Activate pairing mode by pressing the PS and Share buttons until the light bar flashes.
  • The flashing light indicates the controller is ready to pair.

On your Android device

  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on.
  • From the list of available devices, select “Wireless Controller”.
  • Once the connection is established, the light bar on the controller will become solid.

According to several users, this method is quick and effective. The absence of cables allows for greater freedom of movement and a more immersive gaming experience.

 Wired connection: for more stability

If you prefer a wired connection or your Android device doesn’t support Bluetooth well, here’s how to do it.

Necessary material

  • An OTG (USB On-The-Go) cable suitable for your device (USB-A to micro-USB or USB-C).
  • The PS4 controller.

Steps to follow

  • Connect the PS4 controller to the USB port of your Android device using the OTG cable.
  • The controller should automatically connect and be recognized by your device.
  • This method is beneficial for avoiding Bluetooth interference or when the controller’s battery is low.

Game Compatibility

PS Remote Play

You can play your PS4 games remotely with the PS Remote Play app. This app turns your Android device into a secondary display, providing a complete gaming experience without requiring a TV.

Native Android games

Many Android games natively support gamepads. Before installing a game, check its compatibility in the description on the Google Play Store. You will often find information about controller support there.

Problem resolution

The connection between your PS4 controller and your Android device may be affected. Here are some solutions to resolve them.

Restart your PS4 controller and Android device

  • Make sure the controller battery is charged sufficiently.
  • Forget the controller in your device’s Bluetooth settings and reconnect it.
  • If you are using a wired connection, try a different OTG cable.
  • Check the Sony or Nacon support sites for additional guidance if these solutions do not work.

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