Resetting your PS4 controller is a simple and easy process that can be done in just a few steps.
Whether your controller is acting up, or you just want to start fresh, resetting it is a great option. Keep reading to learn how to reset your PS4 controller.
How to Soft Reset PS4 Controller?
Let’s start with the most basic and effective way to reset your controller. By doing this, you will get rid of all potential software glitches and won’t lose any of the data.
- On your PS4, go to Settings.
- Go to Devices.
- Click Bluetooth devices.
- The controller you are using now will have a green circle next to it.
- Click on it and press Disconnect/Forget Device.
- Power down your PS4.
In order to power down your PS4, press and hold the PS4’s power button for about 7 seconds until you hear two beeps. The console will power off completely.
Once you’ve done that, let’s go ahead and reconnect your PS4 controller:
- Connect your controller to the PS4 using a USB cable.
- Turn your console on and let it boot up.
- Press and hold the pairing button in the middle for a few seconds.
- Once you see the light flashing and then going solid, your controller is paired.
Log into your account and hopefully all the issues will be resolved.
How to Hard Reset PS4 Controller?
If the soft reset didn’t do the trick, let’s try a hard reset. To do this, we will use a dedicated Reset button at the back of your controller:
- Turn off the console and unplug your controller first.
- Locate the small reset button on the back of the controller near the L2 shoulder button.
- Use a paperclip to push the button inside the hole.
- Hold the button down for about 5 seconds.
- Connect the controller to the PS4 using a USB cable.
- Turn on the PS4 and wait for it to boot up.
Press the PS button on the controller to log into the PS4. When your device is ready, log into your account and see if the controller has stopped misbehaving.
How to Factory Reset PS4 Controller?
If the problem is with your PS4 console, you might need to reset it. This will reset all of your settings to their factory defaults, including the controller’s ones.
To do this, go to Settings > Initialization > Initialize PS4 > Full > Press Yes to confirm the Initialization.
Before you do this, make sure to back up your saved data, so you don’t lose any progress in your games.
This is the most radical step, and we recommend you do it as a matter of last resort.
How to Reset PS4 Controller Without Reset Button?
You can do this by going to your PS4 Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices > Choose your controller and click Forget Device.
Then power down your console, wait for 1 minute, connect your controller to the PS4 using a USB cable. Turn your console on and let it boot up. After that, press and hold the pairing button in the middle for a few seconds.
Once you see the light flashing and then going solid, your controller is paired.
How to Reset PS4 Controller Without Cable?
You can do this by first powering your console off and then locating a small reset hole at the back of the controller.
Using something sharp like a paperclip, press and hold the Reset button for about 5 seconds. Then, after about a minute, turn on the PS4 and wait for it to boot up.
After that, go to your console’s Settings, Devices, Bluetooth Devices. You can do this via the PS4 remote control app or another PS4 controller.
Using the PS4 controller, you want to connect, press and hold down the Share button and the PS Button for about 5 seconds.
Once the controller is detected by the console, select it and connect it. Your controller will be reset with no USB cable needed.
If you’ve never heard of the smartphone apps that allow you to control your PS4, they are called a PS4 App/PS Remote Play App. Both of these apps can be easily found and downloaded through the Android/iOS play stores.
If you are having problems with your PS4 controller, there is a way to reset it. This will delete all of your settings and preferences, so be sure to back them up before doing this.
All you need is a paper clip or pen. Follow these simple steps to reset your PS4 controller.
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