By resetting your PlayStation 4 controller, you can fix almost all pairings as well as any other problems that you might encounter with it. Hard resetting your DualShock 4 wireless controller is easy, and we’ll show you how.
Note: If you factory reset your PS4 controller, you should know that you will not lose your games, saved game data or any other files on your console. Only the controller is reset.
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Hard reset of a PlayStation 4 controller
In order to reset your PS4 controller, you will need a paper clip or similar thin and teachable tool. You plug it into the small hole on your controller to reset it.
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Once you’ve managed to get hold of such a tool, turn off your PlayStation 4 console and unplug your controller from it.
On the back of your controller, near the L2 shoulder button, you will see a small hole.
Insert a paperclip or similar tool you have into this small hole. Leave the tool inserted for about five seconds (which presses the reset button inside).
Your controller is now reset and ready to be paired with your console.
To pair it again, plug your controller into your console’s USB port. Then turn on your console.
When your PS4 turns on, press the PS button on your controller.
Your controller is now paired to your console and you can use it to play your games.
And this is how you fix most of the problems related to your PS4 controller. Have fun playing!
If you have other problems with your PS4, you should rebuild the console’s database, which will help solve most of the problems.
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