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How to connect PS4 controller to Android

PS4 controller to Android

You are either an adventurer or a neophiliac if you’re even considering connecting PS4 to Android. But this ain’t a hoax! And I’m not even kidding!

It may sound silly but you can actually connect your PS4 controller to Android. Don’t believe me? Read on and I’ll stun you!

Mobile gaming is no longer only about passing time or about entertainment. It has become a profession and a whole new industry raking in billions of dollars every year. It is creating huge opportunities for individual gamers, game developers, and marketers. 

While most industries took a hit in the pandemic year 2020, that wasn’t the case with the gaming industry. People chose mobile gaming over any other channel as it is more convenient, easily portable, and simpler. 

Games like PUBG, Fortnite, LudoKing, and COD drew people’s attention and more and more people switched to mobile gaming than ever before. 

And this is why gamers felt like playing the PS games on Android to give it a pinch of excitement and awaken the experimenting child within, despite knowing the fact that it won’t be as fun as playing on laptops or an even larger screen. 

In this article, you’ll learn how to connect your PS4 controller to Android. But before we jump to that, I’ll list down the compatible devices you can connect your PS4 controller to and the games you can play with your PS4 controller. 


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Compatible Devices and Games

For the article, I’ve used the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. The DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller is compatible with Sony Xperia and Android devices running Android 10 and above. The following games support any Bluetooth controller on Android. 

  1. GTA San Andreas
  2. Call of Duty Mobile
  3. Tesla vs Lovecraft
  4. Oceanhorn 
  5. Unkilled
  6. Only One
  7. Skate Party 3
  8. Evoland 2
  9. Horizon Chase World 2
  10. Castlevania: Symphony of the night
  11. Modern Combat 5 Blackout
  12. Riptide GP: Renegade

Connect PS4 controller to Android

PS4 controller
Dualshock PS4 wireless controller

The following two-step guide will help you connect the PS4 controller to Android. So grab your PS4 controller and start pairing it to your Android device for a whole new mobile gaming experience. 

Watch this video to get started or skip if you prefer the written guide.

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Step 1: Turn on the wireless controller pairing mode

To connect your wireless controller to Android via Bluetooth, you will have to activate the pairing mode. 

To activate the pairing mode, press and hold the PS button and share button simultaneously. The light on the backside of the controller will start to flash once the pairing mode is on. 

Step 2: Turn on Bluetooth on your Android device

Slide down the notification shade and tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it on. Alternatively, go to the Settings app > Bluetooth > Turn the toggle on. 

Step 3: Connect to the wireless controller 

Refresh the available devices list by tapping on the Refresh icon. Tap ‘Wireless Controller’ to connect your PS4 controller to your Android device.

Bingo! You’re all set to play your favorite PlayStation games on your Android device. 

Well, but are all the controller features available when connecting to Android? The answer is simply, no! When you connect your PS4 controller via Bluetooth to Android, there might be a few limitations. 

  1. Touchpad won’t be functional
  2. Light bar color can’t be changed
  3. Ruble vibration-feedback, motion-sensor, and headphone jack won’t be functional


Can I pair a PS4 controller to Android tablet?

Yes, you can pair a PS4 controller to any Android device running Android 10 or above. To do this, turn on the pairing mode on your PS4 controller and turn on the bluetooth on your Android tablet. Next, from the list of detected devices, tap ‘wireless controller’ to connect the PS4 controller to Android tablet.

Can I connect my PS4 controller to Android via USB?

Yes, it is possible to connect your PS controller to Android via USB. All you need is an OTG adapter to connect them. Connect the C-end of the cable to the charging port of your Android device, and plug the micro-USB end to the PS4 controller  and you are good to go.

On what devices does DUALSHOCK PS4 controller work?

DUALSHOCK PS4 controller works on Sony Xperia and Android devices running Android 10 and above.

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Power of PS4 on Android

You won’t disagree with me when I say playing our favorite PS games on our phones has always seemed like just a dream. With the power of connecting the PS4 controller to Android, this dream might just come true. 

Playing PS games on a small screen might not be as fun as that on a big screen, but it certainly fulfils the zest of playing those games with a twist. 

With the above guide to connect a PS4 controller to Android, you’re now all equipped to try it out yourself and show-off your friends your new gaming trick. 

I hope this article brought some value to your Android usage and mobile gaming. Let me know in the comments section below about your experience of connecting the PS4 controller to your Android device and if your near and dear were surprised by the sight. Stay safe and take care! Cheers!

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