How to connect a PS4 controller to an Android phone
We are going to explain to you how to connect a DualShock 4 controller to your Android device, so that you can use it natively to play. The control of your PlayStation 4 is Bluetooth, which will simplify the process in such a way that it will be practically the same as connecting any other peripheral that you buy.
The only thing you have to bear in mind is that to connect the controller for the first time you will have to put it in pairing mode, and that mode does not last long. Therefore, the rest of the process that you will have to do later on the mobile will have to be fast. To that end, we will try to show you the fastest way to do it without having to navigate through the settings options.
Connect your DualShock 4 to Android
The first thing you have to do is bring your PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller near the Android mobile or tablet you want to connect it to. Having the remote off, hold down the PS and Share buttons at the same time until the remote control light starts to blink several times in a row indicating that it is in pairing mode.
You have to do the following steps quickly, as the link mode only lasts a few seconds. Grab your Android phone and tablet and slide two fingers up and down on the screen to display the quick actions menu. In this menu, press and hold the Bluetooth button to go directly into the settings. You can also go from the Bluetooth option within the settings menu.
Once inside the Bluetooth settings, click on the button Pair new device for the mobile or tablet to activate Bluetooth and search for devices in pairing mode. Depending on the customization layer or Android launcher from the manufacturer, the screen may be different and you simply have to turn on Bluetooth for the devices to show.
In the device list, you have to find and click on the device called Wireless controller, which is the name that your console’s wireless controller will have by default. By clicking on it, you will be telling the mobile to establish a connection.
When you click on Wireless controller, the mobile will ask you to confirm that you want to connect via Bluetooth to this device. In the window where he asks you, click on the Link option To confirm. And ready, You will have already connected your remote to the mobile or tablet and you can start using it.
When you want to disconnect the mobile, open the quick options menu again and click on Bluetooth to deactivate it. Since it’s already paired, the next time you activate it, it should automatically detect the controller. Since Android Pie 9, the operating system is compatible with the PS4 controller, so you shouldn’t need to remap it.