How Do You Change PS4 Controller Color?

The light bar on the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller does change color based on the user profile number. When multiple users are logged into the same PS4 system:

  • User 1: Blue
  • User 2: Red
  • User 3: Green
  • User 4: Pink

So, the first controller to connect is blue, the second is red, the third is green, and the fourth is pink.

However, it’s essential to clarify a point: While the user’s color assignment is consistent, it doesn’t mean that three other users must be logged in for a controller to display pink. If you directly log in as the fourth user, the color should be pink. The sequential order is based on the user profile number rather than the total number of users actively logged in.

Outside of this built-in color assignment, the PS4 system does not offer native capabilities to customize the light bar’s color to a user’s preference. Instead, the colors are determined by user order or specific in-game scenarios (some games use the light bar to reflect game states or character health, for example).

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How do you change the PS4 controller color?

To change the PS4 controller color, you need to create at least four users, and then to use Quick Menu, you need to choose Power and select “Switch User.” The first user will be blue, the second user will be red, the third will be green, and the fourth will be pink. So, for example, for pink color, at least three persons need to be logged.

Changing the PS4 Controller Color:

  1. Creating Users on the PS4:
    • From the PS4’s central dashboard, move to the function area and select ‘Settings.’
    • Scroll down and choose ‘Login Settings’.
    • Select ‘Create User’ and follow the on-screen prompts to set up a new user profile.
    • Repeat this process to create at least four different user profiles if you haven’t already.
  2. Accessing the Quick Menu:
    • Press and hold the PS button on your controller while on the main dashboard or in a game; this action will bring up the Quick Menu.
  3. Switching Users:
    • Within the Quick Menu, navigate to ‘Power’.
    • In the ‘Power’ options, select ‘Switch User.’ This will take you to the login screen displaying all the user profiles you’ve created.
    • Select a user profile to log in. The color of the light bar on the controller will change based on the order of the user:
      • User 1: Blue
      • User 2: Red
      • User 3: Green
      • User 4: Pink
  4. Regarding the Pink Color:
    • If you wish to change your controller’s light bar to pink, you don’t necessarily need three other persons/users logged in simultaneously. Instead, you must switch to (or log in as) the fourth user. The controller color corresponds to the user order rather than the total number of users actively logged in.

Remember that while this method allows you to change the controller’s color based on user order, it’s not a permanent or customizable color change. The controller will revert to its default color settings if you restart the PS4 or if specific games override the color based on in-game scenarios.




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