Aug 08, 2014

How to use PS4 controller with PS3?

I think the PS4 controller is much better than the standard DualShock 3 controller for the PS3. I know that the DualShock 4 can be used with the PS3 if you plug it into the USB port, but I’d rather not revert back to the days of the PS2 and be tethered to the console again. Can it be used wirelessly, and if so what do I need to use it without the USB connection?


Make sure you have the most recent system update, then plug the PS4 controller into the USB port. Go into Accessories>Manage Bluetooth devices, then you should scan for new devices. Unplug the controller, then hold down share and the “PS” buttons. You should see the new controller there. Plug the controller in again (you may be able to do this without plugging in) and choose “wireless controller.” Unplug it one last time. 


However, even after you do this, be aware that the PS4 controller is not going to work perfectly. It’s not going to work with all games, and it will not support the rumble feature or the six-axis feature, so that mean no thatgamecompany games that use motion control. Also, it doesn't have a "start" button, which can be a problem with a lot of games.   

"Here’s the blow-by-blow:

Under “Accessory Settings” on your PS3, locate and select “Manage Bluetooth Devices.”
Select “Register New Device.” The PS3 will begin Bluetooth scanning.
Simultaneously press and hold the DualShock 4’s “Share” and “PS” buttons until the controller’s light bar starts blinking. The controller should appear in the PS3’s list as a “Wireless Controller.”

Go Ahead, Wirelessly Connect Your PS4 Controller to Your PS3

You can check this detailed tutorial that will help you to fix the problem: gamesradar.com/how-do-you-use-ps4-controller-ps3/

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