How to Switch Controller on PS4

Playing games on PS4 is truly one of the most enjoyable experiences. To add more fun to it, switching controllers from time to time can give you an added element of entertainment. Gamers can try out new controllers and see which works best for them. So, let’s see how you can switch a controller on PS4 and create an immersive gaming experience!

How to Switch Controller on PS4

How to Switch Controller on PS4

Now you can enjoy a versatile gameplay environment and test out new controllers. Let’s see how switching controllers is possible.

Method 1: Via USB

The easiest way to switch any controller on PS4 is via connecting them to USB if they are wired controllers. Follow the steps below to do the same:

1. Turn on your PS4 console.

2. Attach the USB cable to a USB port on the PlayStation 4.

3. Attach the cable’s micro USB end to the opening on the top of your PS4 controller.

4. Once the controller’s lightbar turns blue, press the circular PlayStation button in the center of the device.

Note: You may also need to press the PlayStation button more than once. If it does not work then try using a different USB-A to micro USB cable.

5. Choose your preferred profile once the controller is successfully connected and displayed on your screen.


Method 2: Via Bluetooth

You can also switch controllers in PS4 through Bluetooth. Here’s how:

1. Open System settings and click on Bluetooth & devices.

2. Turn the toggle on for Bluetooth.

3. Next, enter your controller in pairing mode. If it is a PS4 controller, then press the PlayStation and Share buttons together until you can see a blue flashlight in the controller.

4. Now, go back to Bluetooth, click on Add device and select Bluetooth.

5. Double click Wireless Controller or the name of your preferred controller.

6. Then, open the Steam app and click the big picture mode icon at the top right corner.

7. Click on the Settings icon from the top ribbon.

8. Select Controller Settings under Controller.

9. Tick on PlayStation Configuration Support.

10. Select the controller of your choice under Detected Controllers.

11. Click on IDENTIFY.


Now you will be able to easily switch between two or more controllers after they have been paired to your PS4 account.

Method 3: Via PlayStation Settings

You can also change controllers through PlayStation Settings. Here’s how:

1. Long press on the PlayStation logo until Quick Menu appears on your screen.

2. Click on Sound/Devices and select Turn Off Device.

Click on SoundDevices. Select Turn Off Device

3. Press the X button on your controller and press the X button again to confirm.

4. Now, change to another controller and press on its PlayStation logo.

5. Wait for the pop-up window on the screen to identify your new controller.

6. Start using the other controller once its light turns blue.

What to Do If My Controller Is Not Connecting to PS4?

If your controller won’t connect to PS4, try these fixes shown below:

  • Make sure your controller is charged.
  • Try connecting the controller with a USB cable.
  • Restart your PS4.
  • Reset the controller by pressing the small reset button on the back near the L2 shoulder button using a pin or paperclip.
  • If it still doesn’t connect, try contacting the customer support of your controller.

Also Read: How to Factory Reset PS4 Without a Controller

Now you will be able to easily switch any controller on PS4 and enjoy gameplay from different gadgets. Keep visiting TechCult to know the latest tech walkarounds. If you have any queries or suggestions, do reach out to us in the comment section.

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