Connecting your PS4 controller to your Android device allows you to use all the features of the PS4 controller on Android games. There are many games that are made for mobile platforms that are controller compatible, so this is a great way to expand the gaming possibilities!
Many people have tried to make this connection method work, but there was no proper way to connect a PS4 controller to an Android device. Now, there are several apps and ways to connect your PS4 controller to your Android device.
Some of these methods require specific phones so it is important to check that before trying. Some require working through some technical issues so having some knowledge of that might help.
Buy the best adapter
Now that you have decided to buy an adapter, you need to find the best one. There are many adapters available, and not all of them work well. Some of them may not even be compatible with Android devices!
Since most people use the official Sony DualShock 4 controllers, the best adapter is one that can connect to these controllers. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of adapters that can do just that!
A popular seller for these adapters is XIM. They have a wide variety of adapters that all have great reviews. The best part? They are not very expensive. Even the most expensive one is less than ten dollars!
If you do not have enough money to buy an adapter, then look up ways to connect your controller manually.
Connect the Adapter to Your PS4 Controller
You will need to connect the PlayStation 4 controller to the Bluetooth adapter. To do this, you will need to press and hold the Triangle button and then press the Pair button.
Once your controller is paired, turn on your Android device and try to connect to the controller. If all goes well, you will see a little person icon with two crossed bars in the top right corner of your screen. This indicates that the controller is connected!
If you are having trouble connecting the controller, try turning off Bluetooth on your phone and then turning it back on. This sometimes helps fix connection issues.
Then, disconnect and re-connect the PlayStation 4 Bluetooth adapter and try again. If that does not work, try using a different adapter! There are a few different brands so if one does not work, try another.
Connect the USB to Your Phone
Once you have downloaded the required apps, you will need to connect your phone to your PC or laptop. To do this, you need to make sure your phone has the required software to connect to a computer.
Most modern Android phones come with USB data transfer functionality built in. If not, you can download a software called USB Drive Mode which enables this functionality. You can find this app in the Google Play Store.
Once this is done, follow the steps below to connect your PS4 controller to your Android device. Make sure your controller is fully charged or plugged into a power source before starting this process. It may take a while so be patient!
Press the Buttons on Your Controller
Now, you will need to download and install the Wireless Controller Compatability app on your Android device. The app is free and can be found in the Google Play Store.
After the app is installed, you will need to connect your controller to your phone or tablet via the USB cable that comes with your controller. Once connected, you can disconnect the cable as you will now be using the wireless connection.
The Wireless Controller Compatability app only works with specific phones so check before downloading! If your phone is not compatible, there are similar apps that you can find via a search.
Switch on Bluetooth on Your Phone
Next, you have to make your phone able to recognize other devices. You can do this by turning on Bluetooth on your device.
Some versions of Android may require you to go to Settings>Networks>Bluetooth to turn it on. Other versions may have a Bluetooth icon in the top right corner of the screen where you can toggle it on.
If you have difficulties finding where to enable Bluetooth, try searching for how to enable Bluetooth on Android in Google search or using the Android Help app. There are plenty of helpful guides!
Once it is enabled, your phone will start searching for other devices to connect to. This is what makes connecting your PS4 controller to your phone possible! Your phone will detect the controller and ask if you want to connect it.
Find Your New Controller!
Now that you have the SDK, you can find and install controller apps. Look up ‘controllers’ in the Android Market and find the app that works for you. There are many different apps so try a few to see what fits you best.
Many of these apps are free so there is no cost to try them out. You can even try out some of the most popular ones for free before buying!
Some of the more popular controller apps include GamePad Pro, Game Controller For Android, and Wireless Gamepad. Each one has their own features that people like so look into those too.
Download Remote Play on Your PC or Mac
The first step is to download the Remote Play app on your PC or Mac. You can find the download link on the official PlayStation website. Once downloaded, the app will be stored in your computer’s storage or memory.
Remote Play requires Sony’s proprietary software, so it is not possible to use Remote Play without a PlayStation device connected to the software. You also need a strong connection between your computer and the internet.
Once the app is downloaded, you need to log into your PlayStation account and connect the app to your device. This is done by navigating through Settings > Connectivity > Wireless Controller > Register Device.
Transfer Files From Your Phone to PC or Mac
If you have a phone, you most likely have an app store. You can find app stores for Google Play, Apple App Store, and Microsoft Store. These app stores have a wide variety of apps that you can download onto your phone.
In addition to apps, these online stores also have music and video streaming services. You can download music and listen to it via the app or through the actual app.
There are many apps that help you connect your phone to your computer. Most of these apps have easy-to-follow instructions and take only a few minutes to set up. The hardest part is deciding which one is best for you depending on your operating system (i.e. Android or iOS).
There are three main ways to transfer files from your phone to your computer: Via an app, using a cable, or using the cloud (such as Dropbox or Google Drive).