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How to reset PS4 DualShock controller

IF you’re having trouble with your PS4 DualShock controller you might need to reset it.

Resetting can solve general malfunction issues and only involves a few steps.

Sometimes the controllers malfunction and need to be reset

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Sometimes the controllers malfunction and need to be resetCredit: Alamy

How to reset PS4 DualShock controller

First, you’ll need to turn off your PlayStation 4.

Then, turn your DualShock controller over and look for the reset button.

It’s a small hole to the left of a screw that’s near the L2 button.

You’ll need to press down on the button inside the small hole.

The reset button can be found on the back of the controller

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The reset button can be found on the back of the controllerCredit: Alamy

To reach it, get an unfolded paper clip, a earring back or something thin and strong enough to fit down there.

Press the button down for 10 seconds before releasing it.

Your controller should now be reset.

You can connect it to your PS4 by using with a USB cable.

Turn your console back on and click the controller’s PS button to login.

If you’re still having problems, the PlayStation website has a whole section about troubleshooting DualShock controllers.

PlayStation releases – what’s the history?

Here’s what you need to know…

  • The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995
  • This was followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000
  • The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006
  • Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013’s PS4 launch
  • Sony released the PS5 in November 2020
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