How to charge a PlayStation 4 controller using your PS4 console

Without a working controller, a PlayStation 4 is just an expensive paperweight. And while wireless PS4 controllers are convenient and freeing, they also need to be charged occasionally.

Thankfully, charging a PS4 controller couldn't be much simpler if you have the proper USB cable.

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How to charge a PS4 controller

To charge a PlayStation 4 controller, simply connect it to the PS4 console using the USB cable provided with the system.

As long as the PS4 is switched on ( it can be in Rest Mode), the controller will commence charging.

There's a micro-USB port on the back of the PS4 controller, which you'll use to plug it in.

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A complete charge takes about two hours. You should be sure to let the battery run out, and then fully charge your PS4 controllers several times a year, to ensure their battery life doesn't shorten.

To check the current charge level on your controller, press and hold the controller's PS button, and the controller's charging progress will appear on your screen.

Holding down the PS button on the controller will open up a menu that you can use to check the charge of your controller.

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