Windows 10: PS4 controller not showing up on bluetooth search

Discus and support PS4 controller not showing up on bluetooth search in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; i have tried almost everything but my controller won't show up when its searching for devices and i was even holding down share and the ps button and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by CarTDC, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. CarTDC Win User

    PS4 controller not showing up on bluetooth search


    i have tried almost everything but my controller won't show up when its searching for devices and i was even holding down share and the ps button and it doesn't show up even tho the controller is in pair mode please help

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    CarTDC, Jun 17, 2021
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  2. Berton Win User

    Can't link PS4 bluetooth controller

    Most likely it is a USB Wireless set, several makes and models available. Bluetooth doesn't usually have a dongle unless there is no Bluetooth already in the computer, most Notebooks have it as part of the Wireless/Wi-Fi adapter. If needing Bluetooth on a Desktop one can get a dongle for it such as offered by IOGEAR. The adapter is also usable on Notebooks that didn't come with Bluetooth but a big advantage of built-in Bluetooth is in freeing up a USB port, important when only 2 USB ports are available. Wireless adapters are usually optional on a Desktop [my ASUS has it] and Bluetooth may or may not be part of it.

    To see if you have Bluetooth right-click the Start button, click Device Manager, should get something like this:

    PS4 controller not showing up on bluetooth search [​IMG]
     
    Berton, Jun 17, 2021
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  3. Bastet Win User
    Can't link PS4 bluetooth controller

    I found pairing a PS4 controller hit & miss & I have a laptop with Bluetooth.
    I had to use a cable to connect then once done put the DS4 in pairing mode & then Bluetooth saw it (while connected via cable).
    I also use DS for Windows.
    DS4Windows
     
    Bastet, Jun 17, 2021
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  4. PS4 controller not showing up on bluetooth search

    Can't link PS4 bluetooth controller

    So I have a microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse that has it's own bluetooth dongle

    I was told this dongle would be able to be utilized to also link my new PS4 controller

    But I seem to be having issues with the dongle seeing this controller, or even a bluetooth headset I was trying to pair

    So I'm going to assume there is something going on with the dongle

    Do I in fact need a separate bluetooth dongle for this? Or can I somehow force the microsoft one to pair to other bluetooth devices?

    I'm inside of WIndows Settings>Devices>Add Device>Bluetooth and it scans but sees nothing

    Perhaps the dongle for the microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse is a wifi dongle and not bluetooth? How can I tell?
     
    johnnyscience, Jun 17, 2021
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