Any new PS4 user must learn how to charge the controller. Because without the controller cannot use the PS4 console a lot. DualShock 4 is the controller that comes with your Sony’s PS4 console. Though launched back in 2013, PS4 is still one of the best gaming consoles. The DualShock 4 is a wireless controller with a built-in Bluetooth feature. As a result, it is compatible with most devices like Android and iOS. To check the list of compatible devices with PS4, visit PlayStation support. The battery on the PS4 controller can last for four to five hours of play per charge. Depending upon your usage, the charge can last up to eight hours. After this, you need to charge the controller, and let us check the methods to charge a PS4 controller in this article.

How to charge PS4 controller

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Charge PS4 Controller using the USB Cable

This method is one of the simplest. All you need are your PS4 console and the USB cable that came along with your PS4 package.

Charge PS4 controller using the USB cable from console

[1] Connect the PS4 controller to its console using the USB cable.

[2] Make sure your PS4 console is either turned on or in rest mode. Only then your controller will charge.

[3] Press the PS button on your controller to check the charge level on your PS4 screen.

[4] It takes two hours to charge the controller completely if it did not have any remaining charge.

Note: Press and hold the PS button on your controller, to check the battery level on your screen.

In order to charge the controller, when the console is in rest mode, you need to make the following changes in your console settings.

[1] When your console is on, go to Settings and then choose Power save settings.

[2] Choose Select features available in rest mode.

[3] From the options available, choose Supply power to the USB port.

Supply power to USB ports of PS4 in rest mode

[4] It will allow you to choose the duration of the power supply to the USB port. You can choose options like Always or Three hours based on your preference.

[5] As a result, your PS4 controller will charge, even when the console is in rest mode.

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How to Charge PS4 Controller Wirelessly

If you are looking for an option to charge the PS4 controller without the USB cable, then you can go with the charging station. This allows users to charge the controller without the console. So you can charge the controller anytime even when the console is not in use. The charging station allows two controllers to charge at a time.

Charge PS4 from the charging station

[1] Place the controllers in the charging station stand.

[2] Click down to charge and the orange light on the controllers indicates the charging status.

[3] The lights turn down when the charging is completed.

Apart from the charging station, there are other options available to charge the controller like battery pack, and power banks. You can keep them charged and carry them anywhere to charge your controllers easily. Additionally, one can also use a wall outlet to charge the DualShock 4. A wall charger, which can be a phone charger, and a USB cable compatible with PS4 are all you need. However, the voltage of the charger must be 5V and the amperage should be 0.8-amps or more. Choosing the charger needs to be done with care, otherwise, you will end up damaging your controller.

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Frequently asked questions

1. How to charge the PS4 controller faster?

Usually, it takes two hours to charge the PS4 controller from the console. And while using the charging station the time reduces. Whatever the mode of charging may be, in order to reduce the time to charge, you can do the following three things. Turn off the speaker, vibration, and dim the light bar features on your controller. Since they consume your controller charge, turning them off will allow your controller to charge faster.

2. Can I charge the PS4 controller on the PC?

Yes, plug the DualShock 4 into the USB port on your PC using a micro USB cable. If the indicator light on your controller is flashing, it is charging. When the light stops flashing, it is fully charged.

3. How to charge the PS4 VR controller?

To charge your PS4 VR controller, you need to turn it off initially. Then, connect the micro-USB cable to the port on the bottom of the controller and the other end to a USB port on your PC. The LED light will turn blue when the controller is charging. When it is fully charged, the light will turn off.