How To Connect A New PS4 Controller Without The Old One
Are you frustrated with trying to connect a new PS4 controller without the old one? Well, I’ve got some good news for you – it’s actually quite simple! In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to successfully pair your new controller with your PS4 console, even if you don’t have the old controller handy.
Firstly, make sure your PS4 is turned on and functioning properly. Next, locate the power button on your console and press and hold it until it beeps twice. This will put your PS4 into “pairing mode”, allowing it to search for new controllers.
Now, grab your new PS4 controller and find the small reset button located on the back of the controller near the L2 shoulder button. Take a thin object like a paperclip or pin and press down on the reset button for about 5 seconds. The light bar on the front of the controller will start flashing rapidly.
Once that’s done, use a USB cable to connect your new controller directly to one of the USB ports on your PS4 console. The light bar will change from flashing to solid once it’s connected. Give it a moment to sync up with your console.
And there you have it! Your new PS4 controller should now be successfully paired with your console. You can disconnect it from the USB cable and start gaming right away. Happy gaming!
Power on the PS4 console
To connect a new PS4 controller without the old one, the first step is to power on your PS4 console. Here’s how you can do it:
- Make sure your PS4 console is plugged into a power source and turned on. You’ll see a small light indicator on the front of the console when it’s powered up.
- Locate the power button on the front panel of your PS4 console. It’s typically located near the disc drive slot.
- Press and hold down the power button for a few seconds until you hear a beep sound and see the power indicator light change from white to blue.
- Once your PS4 console is powered on, grab your new controller and proceed to the next steps in connecting it wirelessly to your console.
Remember, powering on your PS4 console is just the first step in getting your new controller ready for use. Stay tuned for further instructions on how to pair and sync it with your PS4 system.
By following these simple steps, you can easily power on your PS4 console and begin setting up your new controller without needing an old one by your side. Let’s dive into the next section where we’ll explore how to pair and sync your new controller with ease! Step 2: Navigate to the Settings menu
To connect a new PS4 controller without the old one, you’ll need to navigate to the Settings menu on your PlayStation console. Follow these simple steps:
- Power on your PlayStation console by pressing the power button on the front or using the controller’s PS button.
- Once your console is powered up, grab your new PS4 controller and press and hold the PS button in the center of the controller until it lights up.
- Next, use the D-pad or analog stick on your newly activated controller to scroll through the home screen and select “Settings.” Press X to enter into this menu.
- Inside the Settings menu, locate and select “Devices.” This option allows you to manage all connected devices, including controllers.
- In the Devices menu, choose “Bluetooth Devices” or a similar option if available. This will take you to a list of all currently paired devices.
- To add a new controller, look for an option that says “Add New Device” or “Pair New Controller.” Select this option using X or any other specified button.
- Your PlayStation console will now start searching for available Bluetooth devices nearby. On your new PS4 controller, there should be a small button located near L2 shoulder button labeled as “Share” or “PS”. Press and hold this button until its light starts flashing rapidly.
- Wait for a few seconds while your console detects and pairs with your new PS4 controller wirelessly. Once successfully paired, you’ll see your new controller listed under Bluetooth Devices in the settings menu.
Congratulations! You have successfully located and selected your new PS4 controller in the Bluetooth devices list. Now you can enjoy gaming with an additional or replacement controller without needing the old one anymore!
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