How to Know if the PS4 Controller is Charging?

The PS4 controller has a rechargeable battery that requires periodic charging for uninterrupted gameplay. When connected to a power source, its light bar emits a pulsing orange light to indicate the charging process.

Once fully charged, this light ceases its pulsing and turns off. The controller can be charged directly via the PS4 console or other USB charging sources. Monitoring the charging status on the PS4’s interface provides an additional way to check the battery level.

The DualShock 4, priced at $59,

How do you know if the PS4 controller is charging?

You will know if the PS4 controller is charging if you hold the PS button because then you will see the battery’s charge level that appears on-screen. However, if your PS4 is in rest mode, the light bar slowly blinks orange, and when PS4 charging is complete, the light bar will turn off.

When charging a PS4 (DualShock 4) controller, there are a few indicators you can check to determine its charging status:

  1. Orange Pulsing Light:
    • When you connect your PS4 controller to a charging source (whether it’s the PS4 console via USB or a wall charger), a slow pulsing orange light should appear on the light bar at the top of the controller. This indicates that the controller is charging.
    • As the controller becomes more charged, the pulsing may slow down.
  2. Controller Stops Pulsing:
    • The orange light will turn off once the controller is fully charged, indicating the charging process is complete.
  3. PS4 Interface:
    • If the controller is connected to the PS4, you can also check its charging status from the PS4’s user interface:
      1. Press the PS button on your controller to access the PS4’s home screen.
      2. Navigate to the top bar and select the ‘Settings’ option.
      3. From the settings, choose ‘Devices.’
      4. Now select ‘Bluetooth Devices.’
      5. Here, you’ll see a list of connected devices, including your controller. A battery icon should be next to your controller, indicating its current battery level and charging status.

It’s a good practice not to let your controller’s battery drain completely. Charging it before it’s fully depleted can help prolong the battery life. Additionally, always use trusted charging sources to ensure the safety and longevity of your controller.



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