How to Connect PS4 Controller To Android

Get to gaming on your Android device with these simple steps

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Android gaming is further along than you might think. Having titles like Dead Cells translating brilliantly to handsets is a testament to the platform’s strengths. Let’s not forget Xbox’s cloud gaming platform works great with Android devices also.  Did you know that some last-generation games console controllers can connect to your handset via Bluetooth?  That’s right, you can connect PS4 controller to Android.

What’s more? Android and some games recognize the PlayStation 4 dual sense controller and display the correct button icons in-game. Controllers can also control your Android device altogether, navigating the open-source operating system with ease. Here’s how to get set up:

1

Connect PS4 Controller To Android

We’ll be showing you how to connect PS4 controller to Android with a Google Pixel 5 running Android 12, so the following steps may differ from your device. Your handset should have similar steps to follow, however.

STEP
1

Navigate To Connected Devices

Go to Settings > Connected Devices

STEP
2

Grab Your PS4 Controller

Before going any further, hold down the PS Icon and Share button down until the back sensor bar starts to blink like a strobe. This means the PS4 controller is now discoverable via Bluetooth.

STEP
3

Search for PS4 Controller

Press ‘Pair New Device’, this should bring up all available Bluetooth devices in range. Select ‘Wireless Controller’, this is your PS4 controller.

STEP
4

Pair PS4 controller

Give the wireless controller the necessary permissions and tap pair. Your PS4 controller should now be hooked up to your Android device.