Windows 10: Dualshock 4 controller wont connect like it used to, and I didn't do anything.

Discus and support Dualshock 4 controller wont connect like it used to, and I didn't do anything. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So for the best part of a year now I have been using a Playstation 4 controller to play games. It was working flawlessly without installing anything to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by AbyssWalker240, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Dualshock 4 controller wont connect like it used to, and I didn't do anything.


    So for the best part of a year now I have been using a Playstation 4 controller to play games. It was working flawlessly without installing anything to help it. A few months ago, it started randomly disconnecting and reconnecting while it was still plugged in, which was really annoying, but it wasn't making it unusable. Now, it refuses to connect at all. When I plug it in, it says that the device has malfunctioned and I can't control anything with it. Other threads I've read similar to this say to update the driver, but it doesn't show up at all in the device manager. The controller plays and charges just fine when I use it with the PS4. This issue also carries over from computer to computer. I would prefer to be able to use it as I was using it earlier without any additional programs. Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    AbyssWalker240, Jun 1, 2020
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  2. Dualshock 4 controller won't connect on Windows 10 PC

    Hello Darkslayer,

    Thank you for getting back with an update. Please let us know these things to analyze the issue.

    • How about connecting other Bluetooth devices?
    • Is this issue specific to DualShock 4 controller gamepad?
    • Did you try connecting the same device on different computer?
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Jun 1, 2020
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  3. PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller Failing To Stay Connected

    Hi Reo. I'm Greg, an installation specialist, 10 year Windows MVP, and Volunteer Guardian Moderator here to help you.

    See troubleshooting steps working for Dualshock 4 controller pairing:

    https://support.playstation.com/s/article/DualS...

    https://www.androidcentral.com/troubleshooting-...

    https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/ps4-contro... (Just the steps, not the driver app)

    https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2630...

    Try troubleshooting without the emulator. Uninstall and restart PC first.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and keep me posted. If you will wait to rate my post, I will keep working with you until it's resolved.

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    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP 2010-20, Jun 1, 2020
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  4. Dualshock 4 controller wont connect like it used to, and I didn't do anything.

    Dualshock 4 controller won't connect on Windows 10 PC

    Hello Darkslayer,



    We understand the inconvenience you have experienced. Let us know few things to analyze the issue.

    • How about connecting other Bluetooth devices?
    • Is this issue specific to DualShock 4 controller gamepad?
    • Did you try restarting your computer once?
    • Did you try connecting the same device on different computer?
    Give us above details to guide you accordingly.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Jun 1, 2020
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