How do I connect my PS3 controller to my PS3 without the cord?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To connect your PS3 controller to your PS3 without using a cord, you will need to make sure that the controller’s battery is charged. Once you have confirmed that the battery is charged, you can follow these steps:

1. Press the PlayStation button on the controller. This is the round button with the PlayStation logo in the center.

2. After pressing the PlayStation button, the four LEDs at the top of the controller will begin to blink. These LEDs are typically used to indicate the controller number.

3. The blinking LEDs indicate that the DualShock 3 controller is searching for nearby devices it can connect to. It is important to note that the controller needs to be in Bluetooth discovery mode to connect wirelessly.

4. While the LEDs are blinking, your PS3 console should also be in Bluetooth pairing mode. This allows the console to search for and connect to the controller.

5. Wait for a few moments while the controller and the console establish a connection. Once the connection is established, the blinking LEDs on the controller will stop and one LED will remain lit, indicating that the controller is connected.

6. At this point, you should be able to use the controller wirelessly to navigate and play games on your PS3 console.

It is worth mentioning that if the controller and the console do not automatically connect, you may need to manually pair them. To do this, go to the “Accessory Settings” menu on your PS3 console, select “Manage Bluetooth Devices,” and follow the on-screen instructions to pair the controller.

In my personal experience, I have found that connecting the PS3 controller to the console wirelessly can be a convenient and hassle-free way to play games. It eliminates the need for a cord and allows for more freedom of movement while gaming.

Connecting your PS3 controller to your PS3 without the cord is a straightforward process. As long as the controller’s battery is charged, you can simply press the PlayStation button and wait for the controller and console to establish a wireless connection.