Connecting PS4 Controller to PC

naturally, PlayStation controllers not recognized by Windows. Fortunately, with a little program, it’s possible to make the operating system believe your controller is an Xbox controller. And then, miraculously: You can use your DualShock to play all your favorite PC games with your favorite controller. Rest assured, it’s completely stable and doesn’t require any special technical knowledge.

How do you connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to a PC with Windows 10/11 and earlier?

A simple program can turn your DualShock 4 into an Xbox controller… at least in your computer’s eyes. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Download DS4Windows by clicking here
  • Move the contents of the .zip file where you choose
  • Start DS4Windows.exe
  • click Install DS4 Driver
  • If you are using Windows 7, also click Download 360 Driver

Connect your controller with USB cable

The easiest method of course, you just need a simple USB cable compatible with the controller.

  • Plug in your controller
  • The controller is detected normally and the drivers are installed automatically
  • Play!

Connect your controller via Bluetooth

If you prefer to play wirelessly, you can also use Bluetooth to connect your controller. Nothing is easier:

  • on the joystick, Press and hold PS and Share buttons pressed for 3 seconds
  • The light bar will then start flashing.
  • go to Bluetooth settings from Windows
  • choose wireless controller
  • If prompted by Windows, enter the pairing code 0000
  • When the connection is established light bar is displayed in blue
PS4 controller on PC

How to connect your PS4 controller to a PC via Steam?

Steam can also configure your controller for you for certain games. For him:

  • Download the latest version by Steam
  • Connect your controller via Bluetooth or USB

The controller should work automatically in-game.

How do you connect your PS4 controller to a Linux PC?

DualShock 4 controllers are natively supported by most Linux distributions. It is therefore sufficient connect your controller via USB cable or Bluetooth.

Did you encounter any difficulties? Do you have any suggestions to improve this guide? Share your views in the comments!

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