Pair a controller to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac
How to connect a PS4 controller to an iPhone
Open System Preferences (Apple menu > System Preferences). Click Bluetooth. Put the PS4 controller in Discovery Mode by holding down the PlayStation button and Share button at the same time. The light on the front of the controller will flash quickly, and Wireless Controller will appear in the Bluetooth window.
Connect DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller via Bluetooth
Pair PS4 controller with Mac via Bluetooth
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Use PS Remote Play to access your PS5™ or PS4™ wherever you go. With PS Remote Play, you can: Display the PlayStation®5 or PlayStation®4 screen on your mobile device. Use the on-screen controller on your mobile device to control your PS5 or PS4.
General Fixes When Your PS4 Controller Isn't Working
The first time you use a controller, you'll need to pair it with your PS4™ system. Up to four controllers can be used at the same time. When you press the PS button, the light bar will glow in a uniquely assigned color. The color that is assigned depends on the order in which each user presses the PS button.
You can connect your PS4 controller to a PC using a micro-USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth. With a USB, you can connect to your PC via Steam or DS4 Windows Utility. If your PC supports Bluetooth, you can pair and connect your controller wirelessly. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.
How To Connect PS4 Controller Without A Cable
Head to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices and select the DualShock 4 entry—it's the one that does not have a green light next to it. On the resulting menu, press the Options button on your controller and choose Forget Device. This will cause your PS4 to remove it from memory so you have to re-pair it again.
To do this, turn off your console and controller. Then, using a paperclip or something similar, push the button located inside the small hole on the back of your controller next to the L2 button and keep it pressed for about five seconds. Turn your PS4 back on, then press the PS button on your controller.
Before you can connect your wireless controller via Bluetooth, you will need to activate pairing mode: Press and hold the PS button and SHARE button on the wireless controller at the same time. The light bar on the back of the wireless controller will start flashing once pairing mode is active.
If your PS4 controller won't connect to your PS4, there are several possible causes. A common solution is to try a different USB cable, in case the original one has failed. You can also try to reset the PS4 controller by pressing the reset button on the back of the controller, behind the L2 button.
Restart your PS4 console completely You can try restarting your PS4 console completely to see if this can fix the issue: 1) Press the power button on your PS4 console and hold it until you hear the second beep. Then release the button. 2) Unplug the power cable and the controller that wouldn't connect from the console.