How to charge a PlayStation 4 controller using your PS4 console

You can charge a PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller using your PS4 console by following these simple steps:

  1. Turn On Your PS4 Console:
    • Ensure your PS4 console is powered on. If it’s in rest mode (a low-power state), the USB ports will still provide power, allowing you to charge the controller.
  2. Locate the USB Port:
    • On the front of your PS4 console, you’ll find two USB ports. These are usually located just below the power and eject buttons.
  3. Connect the USB Cable:
    • Take the USB charging cable that came with your PS4 controller (or any standard micro USB cable), and plug the small end (micro USB) into the controller.
  4. Connect the Controller to the PS4:
    • Insert the other end of the USB cable into one of the USB ports on the front of your PS4 console.
  5. Check the Charging Status:
    • If the controller is successfully connected and charging, the light bar on the back of the controller will slowly pulse or blink. The light bar’s color may vary, indicating the charge level.
  6. Wait for Full Charge:
    • Allow the controller to charge until it reaches a full charge. The light bar will stop blinking and stay lit when the controller is fully charged.
  7. Disconnect the Controller:
    • Once the controller is fully charged, you can unplug it from the USB cable.

It’s worth noting that you can also charge your PS4 controller using a variety of other USB power sources, such as a computer, USB wall charger, or a power bank. As long as you have a micro USB cable, you can charge your controller with any compatible USB power source.

Charging your PS4 controller is essential for uninterrupted gaming, and it typically takes a couple of hours to reach a full charge. If you want to check the battery level of your controller while playing, you can press and hold the PS button, and the current battery level will be displayed on the screen.

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