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    How To Use PS4 Controller on PC on Windows 10

    The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller has an intuitive design and is extremely comfortable to use. It is available in a variety of styles and colours.

    The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller has so many exciting upgrades that make it worth the hype. The PS4 controller can be charged through the USB port which gives you hassle-free charging as you play. It has an integrated light bat that glows with various colours depending on in-game action. Players can now listen to their games in private and hear every bang, boom, and blast with an integrated 3.5mm audio jack for your headphones. The built-in accelerometer and gyroscope detect the tilt, rotation, and motion of the wireless controller giving you more control over the game. All your games come to life as you can hear every detail and sound effects coming directly from the PS4 controllers.

    Steam also now officially supports DualShock 4 wireless controllers.

    How To use the PS4 controller on Windows 10 PC?

    If you want to use the PS4 controller on Windows 10 PC then below we have provided you with 3 easy solutions.

    Solution 1: Download the software DS4Windows

    With the software DS4Windows connecting your PS4 with your Windows 10 PC becomes easy and simple. It actually kind of fools your PC to think that it is connected to DualShock 4 in an Xbox 360 controller, which is supported in Windows 10.

    Follow the steps below :
    • Step 1: So, go ahead and download the software DS4Windows on your Windows 10 PC.
    • Step 2: Once downloaded install and launch the software on your Windows 10 PC. When you launch the software, you will be asked where you want your profiles and settings to be saved. You can use the default section which is ‘Appdata’.
    • Step 3: A new notification window will open, go ahead and click on ‘Install the DS4 Driver’ this will enable you to use the PS4 controller with Window 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. In case you have an older version on Windows then you will have to click on the ‘Instal 360 Driver’ option too.
    • Step 4: Now connect your, PS4 controller, via USB or Bluetooth. To connect with a USB, you need a USB cable. Once both are connected the Windows will detect it and then you can connect it. It is done now you can use your new PS4 controller to play games on your PC.

    How to disconnect or turn off the PS4 controller from Windows 10 PC after using the DS4Windows software?

    Follow the steps below :
    • Step 1: Open the DS4 software on your PC and click on the option ‘Stop’.
    • Step 2: Now on your PC go to ‘Settings’ or type settings in the search bar available in the taskbar.
    • Step 3: Now further click on ‘Device’ and then the ‘Bluetooth’ option. Now turn OFF the Bluetooth. This will disconnect the controller from your Windows 10 PC.

    Solution 2: Connect the PS4 controller via Bluetooth

    As we know that the PS4 controller is wireless and that is probably the most exciting and impressive thing about it. Since it is wireless it makes gaming quite flexible and easy at the same time. So, if it does not have wires then how do you connect it?

    You can make use of Bluetooth to connect your PC and PS4 controller. But you have to make sure that your PC or laptop has the option of Bluetooth available. Just in case if you do not have that option then you can make use of various Bluetooth dongles or adapters too.

    Follow the steps below :
    • Step 1: On the PS4 controller, press and hold the central PS button and the Share button for few seconds till the light bar at the top of the controller starts to flash.
    • Step 2: Start your PC or Laptop. Now go to Bluetooth settings and ON the Bluetooth. And check for the Wireless Controller and connect it.

    For Windows 10, you can click on the speech bubble option that is available in the Taskbar at the button right corner of your desktop. This step will open the Action Centre. Next, click on ‘Bluetooth’ and then click on ‘Wireless Controller’.

    If you are asked to enter a pairing code then go ahead and type in 0000. After this step, the PS4 wireless controller will get connected to your PC or Laptop. Now you can enjoy wireless gaming.

    Solution 3: Download the InputMapper software

    With the help of InputMapper software, you can connect your wireless PS4 connector to your Windows 10 PC easily.

    Follow the steps below :
    • Step 1: Download the InputMapper software on your Windows 10 PC.
    • Step 2: Now go ahead Install and launch the software on your Windows 10 PC. Connect you, PS4 controller, via Bluetooth or a USB cable. When connecting via Bluetooth, make sure to on the Bluetooth on your Windows 10 PC. On the PS4 controller press and hold the central PS button and the Share button for few seconds till the light bar at the top of the controller starts to flash.
    • Step 3: Open the software InputMapper on your PC. Now you will see that the controller is recognised by the PC. You can use the controller to play games now.

    The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller is a great controller that isn’t that hard to connect to your Windows 10 PC or laptop. Please follow all the 3 solutions above and let us know which one worked for you.

    Ahh! Looks like we reached the end of this article. We hope that the article was helpful and solved all your doubts and questions regarding the topic.

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