To connect a PS4 controller to a PC, you can use either a USB cable or connect it wirelessly via Bluetooth. Here are the steps for both methods:

Method 1: Using a USB Cable

  1. Ensure Your PS4 Controller is Charged:
    • Make sure your PS4 controller has sufficient charge.
  2. Get a Micro USB Cable:
    • Use a micro USB cable to connect the PS4 controller to your PC.
  3. Connect to PC:
    • Plug one end of the micro USB cable into the PS4 controller.
    • Connect the other end to a USB port on your PC.
  4. Wait for Driver Installation:
    • Windows should automatically install the necessary drivers for the PS4 controller.
  5. Verify Connection:
    • Open the “Devices and Printers” settings on your PC and verify that the PS4 controller is listed as a connected device.
  6. Test the Connection:
    • Open a game or a software that supports game controllers and test the PS4 controller to ensure it’s working correctly.

Method 2: Connecting via Bluetooth

  1. Turn On Bluetooth on Your PC:
    • Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your PC. You can usually find this in the settings.
  2. Put PS4 Controller in Pairing Mode:
    • Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the controller simultaneously until the light bar starts flashing.
  3. Connect to PC:
    • On your PC, go to the Bluetooth settings and look for available devices.
    • Select the “Wireless Controller” from the list.
  4. Wait for Pairing:
    • Once paired, the light bar on the controller should stop flashing and remain a steady color.
  5. Verify Connection:
    • Open the “Devices and Printers” settings on your PC and verify that the PS4 controller is listed as a connected device.
  6. Test the Connection:
    • Open a game or software that supports game controllers and test the PS4 controller to ensure it’s working correctly.

Note:

  • Compatibility:
    • Some games or applications may require additional configuration to recognize and use the PS4 controller. Check the settings within the specific software.
  • Bluetooth Adapter:
    • If your PC does not have built-in Bluetooth, you may need to purchase a Bluetooth adapter.

By following these steps, you should be able to connect your PS4 controller to your PC either through a USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth.

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