How to properly disable Bluetooth on PS4 controller?

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PlayStation 4 includes in its menu a list of all the devices synchronized with the console. Also in this section there are those that can establish a Bluetooth connection with the console, such as the remote control. There are some aspects to consider for activate or deactivate the Bluetooth connection correctly ; as well as the ability to establish the connection between the remote control and other devices.

How to disable Bluetooth connected devices on your PS4?

To access this list of devices connected via Bluetooth with the PS4 console and deactivate the desired ones; You need to go to the "Settings" panel in the console menu. Now, you will need to check the box identified as "Devices" and you will be able to access the list of compatible devices with the game console.



Then, you will need to locate and enter the box called "Bluetooth devices" ; where those that are linked in this way are shown. You will need to select the specific device from which you wish to deactivate its connection; then selecting the 'Disconnect' option.

This way the devices you disconnect can only be used via a wired connection with the game console. So you can save the battery.

How to re-enable Bluetooth on PS4 controller?

activate the console's Bluetooth connection with the controller or any other associated device; You have to go to the “Settings” section in the PlayStation 4 menu. Next, you have to check the box called “Devices” to see the list of devices connected to the console.

Next, you need to go to the section identified as “Bluetooth devices” for see which ones are compatible via this connection. There, you need to select the remote control whose Bluetooth connection you want to activate. For this, you need to hold down the PS button on the controller to activate the wireless connection and be able to use it.



What additional devices is your PlayStation 4 controller compatible with?

The advantage of the PlayStation 4 console's wireless controller is that it is compatible with various devices. This is thanks to the fact that PS4's Dual Shock controller allows you to establish a stable connection via Bluetooth.

Android

To establish a connection between an Android device and a PS4 controller, you need to go to the 'Bluetooth' function ; in the 'Settings' of the device. Once inside this phone feature, you have to select the option called 'Search for a new device'.

Therefore, you must have previously charged the controller and, with it turned off, press and hold the "PS" and "Share" buttons at the same time; this for a few seconds until the light on the remote flashes white. Now, among the available devices that appear on your device; a new one must be identified as the 'Wireless Controller'.

To formalize the connection between the remote control and the Android device, it is necessary to select the 'Wireless Controller' device and accept the association. This you will allow you to play on your PlayStation 4 console using your phone; using the PS Remote Play application.

On the other hand, when you want to remove the link between the device and the console controller; the correct way to do this is connect the controller via the USB cable to the PlayStation 4. After connecting it, you need to press the “PS” button and the Bluetooth connection will change its connection to the console.


iOS 13

To connect the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controller with an iOS 13; you will have to press simultaneously on the control, the 'PS4' and 'Share' buttons for a few seconds. To carry out this process it is necessary to turn off the remote control and have it charged; pressing the buttons until the light on the remote turns white. Hence, it is necessary activate the Bluetooth of the device in the “Settings” section, to later select the “Available devices” option.


This section will show the nearby Bluetooth devices, the one corresponding to the remote control is identified as 'Wireless Controller'; you need to select it and establish the wireless connection. To disconnect the connection with the phone and reconnect the controller to the console; You need to connect the control via USB to the console and press the 'PS' button.

iPadOS 13

Like other mobile devices, for connect the PS4 controller to an iPad ; the remote control must be switched off and charged. To activate the controller's Bluetooth device, you need to press the “PS4” and “Share” buttons at the same time; until the remote control lamp flashes white.

Next, you need to activate the Bluetooth device on the iPad in the “Settings” section and then select the “Available devices” option. It should show one identified as 'Wireless Controller' representing that of the PS4 controller, you need to select it to establish the connection. When you want to finish it, connect the controller to the PlayStation 4 console using the USB cable and press the "PS" button.


macos catalina

To establish the connection between a macOS computer and the PlayStation 4 console controller; You can use the USB cable from the remote control or establish a connection via Bluetooth. In the first case, you need to connect the latter to the computer via the USB cable and then press the power button on the remote control. Next, you need to check the “About this Mac” box in the “Apple” menu on your computer.

Next, you will need to select the 'System Report' option and choose the 'USB' box; in the panel on the left side of the window. Among the available options, you need to locate and select the one corresponding to 'USB wireless control'; this is the name of the option though the connection is made via USB.


You need to enable this option if it is disabled by default; so you can enjoy any game compatible with the function. Period during which you can put the PS4 console into sleep mode. On the other hand, when you want to terminate the connection, disable the 'USB Wireless Controller' function; and disconnect the controller from the computer.

Now if you wish establish a Bluetooth connection between the remote control and the macOS computer ; You will need to enter "System Preferences", in the computer menu, and activate the "Bluetooth" function. Subsequently, on the command of the console, with the same turned off, press the buttons corresponding to 'PlayStation' and 'Share'; simultaneously for a few seconds, until the light on the controller flashes white.

On the computer, the option designated a 'Wireless Controller' will appear in the Bluetooth window, it will be visible; select it to establish the connection. To finish it, you have to connect the controller to the PlayStation 4 console and press the "PS" button.

TvOS 13

connect the PlayStation 4 console controller with an iOS TV ; You have to turn on the Apple TV and go to the 'Settings' of the device. There, select and activate the “Bluetooth” function of the TV. Instead, the PS4 controller's Bluetooth must be activated; by holding down the "Share" and "PlayStation" buttons at the same time.

Now, on the TV, you need to locate the device called 'Wireless Controller' which is the console remote; select it and wait for the connection to be established. This way you can use the PS4 controller on iOS TV in compatible environments. To terminate the connection, you need to connect the controller to the console via USB and press the “PS” button.


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