Nowadays, we can see a lot of people owning both a PlayStation 4 and a PlayStation 5. However, there is one problem: how to connect your high-grade controller with the new system? This article will explain connecting PlayStation 5 Dual shock Controller to PS4 Android/PC/PS4 Wireless Controller.
Tips before starting:
Which controller should you use?
Most people can’t connect their PlayStation 5 Dual shock Controller to their PS4 Android/PC/PS4 Wireless Controller. This is because they used the wrong controller type for the job. Mostly, you will see this error when using a PlayStation 4 Dual shock Controller on an Android/PC or PS4. This error generally won’t show up when using a PlayStation 5 controller on Android/PC or PS4.
Generally, this is how it works:
- When connecting your PlayStation 4 Dual shock Controller to your Console (PS4, PS5), you would use the Dual Shock 4 controller.
- When connecting your PlayStation 4 Dual shock Controller to Android/PC, you use the Dual Shock 3 controller.
- When connecting your PlayStation 5 Controller to Android/PC or PS4, you would use the Dual Shock 4, highly recommended. However, even with a dual shock 5 USB Wireless Receiver plugged in, the PS5 controller is not recognized by the system.
- When connecting your PlayStation 5 Controller to PS4, you would use either the Dual shock 4, which can be connected using USB or Bluetooth (Dual shock three cannot be connected wirelessly).
How to connect PS4 controller to PS5?
1. Discover a micro USB cable
The first thing you need to do is find a micro-USB cable that supposedly fits your controller. Chances are it’ll work, but I don’t think you should blame me for this if it doesn’t: P You can use any USB-A line w/o the “B” part, some people claim 3rd party USB-A to micro-USB do not work, but I’ve only tried one different cable, and it worked fine.
2. Connect your Dual Shock 4 pad
So now that you have a working micro USB to USB-a line, the next step is to connect your controller using that line to a PS5 dev kit/test kit to pair it. If your test kit is already powered up, you should see the controller’s light blinking slowly.
3. Switch on the controller
Once the controller is connected successfully, press and hold any button until its light starts to blink rapidly for about 1 second, then slow down again back to an average pace. Now that the pad has been successfully switched on and paired with your test kit, you can put it down and relax while the controllers will run just fine wireless for a good while.
How to unpaid a PS4 controller from PS5?
- The first step of this process is to go to your “Settings” menu.
- After navigating your way into the right menu, you should see an option for “Bluetooth.” Select this and click X on your Dual Shock 4 controller.
- After a few seconds, the controller should be disconnected from the PS4, and the system will say it is “Unpairing.” After a moment, you will see that it has been removed from your Bluetooth devices list. On this menu, there is also an option to add a new device to connect to the PS4.
- If you do not unpaid your controller but turn it off or put it into sleep mode, it will temporarily disconnect from the system until you press the PlayStation Button again. If this is done, there will be no need to perform these steps as it would have been paired once more with the console when you pressed the PlayStation Button again.
- This process should also work for the PS4 Slim and Pro controllers, but if you’re using a controller that Sony does not officially license, there may be some issues connecting it to your console. If it does not work, check back on this guide and see if the steps have been updated to reflect the change in the controller.
- The next step is to go into your “Settings” menu again. You can find this on the main screen on PlayStation 4 under the settings cogwheel. Once you select this item, a list of sub-menus will appear on your screen. Scroll down until you find the “Settings” menu that is to do with controllers.
The limitations of using a PS5 controller with a PS4 console
It won’t be possible to use most DualSense controller features on PlayStation 4. You won’t be able to use haptic feedback and adaptive triggers with DualSense on PS4. Additionally, your mileage may vary with functionality, such as turning on your console when it’s off by holding the PlayStation button.
Even so, you won’t have any trouble using your controller’s standard features to play games, so there’s no need to worry about being left out.
PS4 controller vs PS5 controller
We already know quite a lot about the PlayStation 5. It is said to have an eight-core Ryzen CPU. It can do 120 fps at 4k with ray tracing and be backward compatible with all PS4 games. But what does this mean for the controller? The PlayStation 5 may not even look like a controller at all, as recent patents show that Sony is looking into augmented reality glasses, which would make the controller obsolete. However, it’s logical to assume that the PS5 controller will still be required for certain games and maybe even PlayStation VR 2.
The current PS4 controller is solid, but with some comparably significant flaws on paper, so it would be fantastic if the next generation controller would be something we’ve never seen before. As we know, the PlayStation 5 will have better specs than the PS4. Its eight-core Ryzen CPU is said to be clocked at four GHz and will also support DDR5 memory, meaning that it can process information in half the time of GDDR5 memory. This means that games will be on a whole new level of detail and have better graphics than PS4 games.
However, this is not the only improvement we can expect from the PS5. We’ve heard reports that the console will support 120 fps at 4k with ray tracing, and its backward compatibility means that you’ll never lose your old games again! We don’t know if the PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with physical and digital full games. Still, we do know that it will, at least, be backward compatible with all PS4 games and that it will also support some new and exciting accessories.
The controller is still an essential part of gaming even though we use our PC or Console most of the time. Still, it is unlike any other peripheral as it must have a particular set of functionalities that allow less powerful hardware to interact with more powerful hardware. We hope that Sony is preparing something unique for us gamers, and looking at the history of great PlayStation controllers, there’s no reason to assume they won’t.
The PlayStation 4 controller has some significant flaws, like the lack of a headphone jack, and it isn’t fully featured with all the buttons you’d expect from a controller. Sony could aim to correct these errors in their next-generation controller, along with adding new features that make us want to buy one even if we already have a PS4 controller.
A patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC suggests that the next PlayStation controller will have a built-in microphone, similar to Nintendo’s upcoming Switch Lite, which is coming out in September 2019. This makes sense as it could make voice chat during multiplayer much more accessible and would also allow developers to use voice commands for specific functions within games. The PlayStation 4 controller doesn’t feature a headphone jack, so you need to plug your headset into the console when playing solo. This makes it inconvenient for gamers who want to play quietly or don’t want everyone in the house to know what they’re up to.