How to Tell If a PS4 Controller Is Charging

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When you are charging your PS4 controller, you might want to know when it is fully charged. It is important to be able to tell the difference between when it is still charging and when it has completed. There are a few different ways to tell. Generally, the controller will charge when you connect it to your PS4 system with a USB cable. Read on to learn how to tell if it is charging.

Look at the Color of the Light Bar on the Controller

The easiest way to tell if the controller for your PS4 is charging is to look at the light bar for the controller. When the controller is in rest mode, the light bar should blink orange slowly. Once it has finished charging, this light bar will turn off.

This is the easiest way to know if it is charging because you can just look at the light bar. You do need to let it charge completely to protect the battery. If you only charge it part of the way frequently, it will not last as long.

Keep Track of How Long it Is Charging

Another way to know if it is finished charging is to keep track of how long you have had it on the charger. The PS4 controller should take about two hours to charge completely if the battery is completely out. When you plug it in, take a look at a clock, and in about two hours, you will know it should be finished.

It is also important to note that the controller charges best when it is between 50 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. If your environment is outside of this temperature range, it could affect the time it takes to charge your controller because it will not charge as efficiently.

Check to Make Sure it Is in Rest Mode

If you want the PS4 controller to charge when you are not playing the game, you need to make sure that it is in rest mode. You need to pair the device with the PS4 system when you get it, so start by connecting it to the system with a USB while the system is on.

Now, make sure that the system is in rest mode or turned on. You will be able to check the charge level of the battery by pressing and holding the PS button. It will appear on the screen so that you will know the controller is charging. You can go into the settings, and select an option other than Off in Settings. You want to go to Power Saving Settings, and then Set Features Available in Rest Mode. Then, click on Supply Power to USB Ports. Now it will charge in rest mode.

Having a wireless controller is great when you are playing on a PS4 system. It gives you flexibility, and you can connect up to four controllers. You have to pair each one, and they must be paired separately. However, once you pair them, you can charge them by connecting them to the PS4 system with a USB cord.

The life of your battery will depend on how you use the controller and how you store it. Pay attention to the temperature in the room. If you take care of your controllers, the battery life will stay around eight hours of play.

It is safe to leave your controller plugged in because it has a built in voltage regulator that will turn the charger off when the battery is full. You do not need to worry about draining the battery between charges, and you should avoid draining it completely. If you pay attention to your charger and leave it plugged in, you should rarely have a problem with it having battery left.

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  1. I have a new dualshock PS4 controller, and NO PS4! The reason I have it is because I needed a controller for my iMac games and my Fire TV games. I played one round of Mario Kart style race game yesterday and I got a low battery warning… left it on the wall charger overnight never got the amber light. Played another single race today got the low battery warning again.. when I plugged it into various different chargers and tried various USB cables I still don’t see the amber light, so I can only ASSUME the battery isn’t charging. Is there a way to check it NOT having a PS4? I have used a wall charger to fully charge a bank, plugged the bank into the Dualshock and still get a low battery warning. so it’s obvious the battery isn’t charging but I’ve got less than 10 hours play on this controller, surely the batteries can’t be dead. Any ideas?

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