How to Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC With Bluetooth (9 simple steps)

You can Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC using Bluetooth. To do this, you first need to open the Bluetooth settings on Windows. To do this, press the Windows Key + Q keys together. Then, press the share button on the controller and wait for the backlight to flash.

After that, you can connect the PS4 controller to your PC. Once you’ve successfully paired the PS4 controller, you can start playing on your PC.

The PS4 DualShock 4 controller is a versatile wireless controller that has uses beyond your PlayStation 4. One option is to pair your PS4 controller to your PC via Bluetooth so you can use it for PC gaming. Pairing your PS4 controller to your Windows PC only takes a few minutes.

Now let’s walk through the steps to pair your PS4 controller to a Windows PC using Bluetooth.

1. Click the “Windows”


The first step to Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC, Icon on the far left side of your taskbar to open a menu, and then click “Settings” in the list of options on the left side of that menu. The Windows Settings screen appears.

Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC step 1

2. Click “Devices” on the Windows Settings screen.

The Devices screen is displayed.

3. Click “Bluetooth and Other Devices” on the left side of the screen.

The Bluetooth and Other Devices window appears on the right side of the screen.

Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC step 3

4. Tap to toggle on Bluetooth on your Windows computer

Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC step Step 4

5. Turn on your PS4 DualShock wireless controller

Then press and hold down both the “PS4”

“Share” buttons until the light bar on the back of the device starts flashing white, which indicates the PS4 controller is in Pairing mode.

6. Click “Add Bluetooth or Other Device.”

The Add a Device window pops up.

Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC step Step 6

7. Click “Bluetooth” on this screen

A list of detected Bluetooth devices is displayed.

Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC step Step 7

8. Choose “Wireless Controller.”

A Connecting message appears briefly beneath Wireless Controller before a message is displayed telling you that your PS4 controller is now connected to your Windows PC via Bluetooth.

Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC step Step 8

9. Click “Done.”

You’ll be routed back to the Bluetooth and Other Devices screen where you’ll see Wireless Controller, which represents your PS4 DualShock 4 controller, listed as connected beneath Mouse, Keyboard, and Pen.

Bottom Line

If you want to connect a PS4 controller to your PC or not is a matter of personal preference. There are two main ways of doing this. The first way involves adding the gamepad to your computer using a USB cable.

Windows 10 and Windows 7 have device panes where you can easily add devices and click on the controller. It will appear as a nearby Bluetooth device and in the list of connected devices as “Wireless Controller.”