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How to connect the PS4 controller to Windows 10 and macOS

22 mayo, 2021

Connecting a modern console controller to your computer, whether you use Windows 10 or macOS, is extremely simple thanks to bluetooth connection You don’t even need a USB cable.

In the case of the Dualshock 4, it is as simple as pressing a couple of buttons and adjusting a new bluetooth device as if it were any other additional accessory. If you want connect your PS4 controller to your PC, follow these steps:


Connect the PS4 controller in Windows 10

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  • Press Windows key + I to open the Setting Windows
  • Choose Devices > Bluetooth and other devices
  • Activate the Bluetooth connection if it is not active
  • Click on Add Bluetooth or other device
  • In the next window choose “Bluetooth
  • Press the “Share” button and the button with the PlayStation logo at the same time for at least 4 seconds until the light on the controller starts to flash rapidly.
  • Wait for the device to be identified by Windows 10 and appear in the list
  • Click on “Wireless Controller“to pair the PS4 controller
Connect Controller Ps4 Windows 10

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Connect the PS4 controller in macOS

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  • Click on the Bluetooth icon on the top panel of macOS
  • Choose “Open Blueetooth preferences panel
  • Press the “Share” button and the button with the PlayStation logo at the same time for at least 4 seconds until the light on the controller starts to flash rapidly.
  • Wait for the device to be identified by macOS and appear in the list
  • Click on “Connect“on” DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller “to pair the controller
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Either in Windows 10 or in macOS, once you have paired the controller, they will be automatically recognized by your games in case they have support for the device. If you use Steam, it is a good idea to tell the client that you are using the PS4 controller, or even calibrate the same.

You can do it by going to the Settings from Steam, selecting the option * Controller settings ** and once there check the box “PlayStation Controller Settings

Ps4 Steam Controller Configuration

Controller settings on Steam

From the preferences you can calibrate the remote and even choose the intensity of the light and much more.