There are a few reasons why you might need to reset a PS4 controller:

  • Connectivity issues: If your controller is having trouble connecting to your PS4 console or maintaining a stable connection, resetting the controller can help resolve these issues. It essentially clears any existing pairing information and allows you to establish a fresh connection.
  • Syncing problems: Sometimes, a PS4 controller may stop syncing with the console or become unresponsive. Resetting the controller can help re-establish the connection and ensure proper syncing.
  • Button or input malfunctions: If specific buttons or inputs on the controller are not working as intended or are unresponsive, a reset can potentially fix these problems. It essentially restarts the controller’s internal system and can help resolve any software-related issues causing the malfunction.
  • Troubleshooting: Resetting the controller is often recommended as a troubleshooting step when encountering various issues. It’s a relatively simple process that can rule out controller-related problems before moving on to other potential solutions.

To reset a PS4 controller, you can follow these steps:

1. To locate the reset button, look for a small hole on the back of the controller. The exact position of the reset button may vary depending on the manufacturer. In the case of the AUROCE PS4 Wireless controller, the reset button is located near the M1 rear button.

2. Prepare a paperclip or a similar object: You’ll need a small tool like a paperclip to press and hold the reset buttonfor about 5 seconds.

3. Turn off the PlayStation 4 console: Make sure your console is turned off or in rest mode.

4. Press and hold the reset button: Insert the paperclip into the reset hole and press and hold the button for about 5 seconds.

5. Connect the controller to the console: Use a USB cable to connect the controller to the PS4 console.

6. Press the PlayStation button: Once the controller is connected, press the PlayStation button in the center to turn it on.

7. Sync the controller: Press the “PS” button again to sync the controller with the console. The light bar on the controller should turn solid, indicating a successful connection.