Why is my PS4 controller glowing light blue?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

The blue light on your PS4 controller indicates that it is attempting to pair with the console. Normally, this blinking blue light should stop quickly after turning on the console. However, if the light continues to blink or if it doesn’t pair with the console at all, there are a few troubleshooting techniques you can try to resolve the issue.

1. Reset the Controller:
– Locate the small reset button on the back of the controller, near the L2 shoulder button.
– Use a paperclip or a similar object to press and hold the reset button for a few seconds.
– Release the reset button and wait for the controller to restart.
– Connect the controller to the console using the USB cable and press the PS button to sync it.

2. Charge the Controller:
– If the controller’s battery is low, it may not be able to properly pair with the console.
– Connect the controller to the PS4 using the USB cable and let it charge for at least 30 minutes.
– After charging, disconnect the USB cable and try to pair the controller again.

3. Check Bluetooth Connectivity:
– Ensure that the PS4 console and the controller are both within range and not obstructed by any obstacles.
– Move closer to the console and try pairing the controller again.
– If there are other Bluetooth devices nearby, such as smartphones or wireless headphones, try turning them off to avoid interference.

4. Check for Firmware Updates:
– Occasionally, firmware updates for the controller can address connectivity issues.
– Connect the controller to the console using the USB cable.
– Go to the “Settings” menu on the PS4.
– Select “Devices,” then “Controllers.”
– Choose “Update Firmware” and follow the on-screen instructions to check for updates and install them if available.

5. Try a Different USB Cable:
– The USB cable you are using to connect the controller to the console might be faulty.
– Try using a different USB cable to connect the controller and see if that resolves the issue.

6. Restart the Console:
– Sometimes, a simple restart of the PS4 console can fix minor connectivity problems.
– Press and hold the power button on the front of the console until it beeps twice and turns off.
– Wait for a few seconds, then press the power button again to turn on the console.
– Once the console is fully powered on, try pairing the controller again.

If none of these troubleshooting steps resolve the issue, there may be a hardware problem with either the controller or the console. In such cases, it may be necessary to contact Sony customer support for further assistance or consider replacing the controller if it is under warranty.

Remember, these troubleshooting steps are general guidelines, and the specific steps may vary slightly depending on your PS4 model and software version.