If the light on your PS4 controller is on but it’s not working, there are several common solutions you can try. First, check the battery life. If it’s low, try re-pairing the controller. Next, check the Bluetooth connection. Make sure that it’s enabled and the light is blue.
Fixing a controller that doesn’t work in apps
Sometimes, a controller won’t work in an app. If this happens, restarting your device might solve the problem. You can also try to turn off the Select to Speak shortcut from your mobile device’s settings. This will stop the app from requesting permission to do certain things.
If your controller is not working in an app, you should check whether it is compatible with the system. Some games may have specific requirements for controllers, so it’s best to make sure the controller is compatible with your system before trying to fix it in your game. You can also try a controller from another system and see if the same problem occurs.
First, try charging your controller with a different USB cable to see if that fixes the issue. It’s possible that the controller is jammed or disconnected, but in this case, you may have to send it to a repair shop. If the controller is still not working, you can try connecting it with a USB cable and pressing the PS button. Shaking the controller might help it reconnect.
Checking the battery life
You can extend the life of your PS4 controller by checking its battery life regularly. The controller’s internal battery should last for around ten to fifteen years. While there are a few known problems with controller batteries, you can easily avoid these issues and prolong your controller’s life.
You can check the battery life of your PS4 controller by pressing the PS button on the controller. The battery level will be shown in bars. If the battery level is below one bar, you can unplug the controller. You can play for at least two to three hours after unplugging.
If the controller does not work after recharging, it could be a hardware issue. A faulty Micro-USB port or cable could be the cause.
Re-pairing a controller
If you’re experiencing trouble pairing a PS4 controller with your PC, there are a couple of ways to fix the issue. One way is to reconnect the controller to your PC via Bluetooth. To reconnect the controller to your PC, open the Bluetooth settings menu on your PC and navigate to the Wireless Controller category. In this section, select the PS4 controller from the list of devices.
Ensure the controller is charged and in pairing mode. You will see a blue light blinking. Now, hold the pairing mode button on the controller for about five seconds. The device will then pair with your PC. Once paired, the controller should be visible in Devices and Printers.
If you’re unable to connect the controller to your PC, check the battery life icon on the controller. The battery icon on the controller is the signal that the device is charging. If you can’t find it, re-pairing it is the next best option.