DualShock 4 controllers now compatible wirelessly with PS3

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We have the steps you need to follow to get the DualShock 4 going without the USB cable.

Sony’s latest DualShock 4 controllers have been useable with PS3 since they launched but only with the use of a USB cable. Now it appears that wireless DualShock 4 controller support has been added to the PS3. As posted over on reddit the functionality to support a DualShock 4 controller wirelessly is available although the PS3 does not read the controller as a Sony specific one so sixaxis, vibration and the PS button still won't work.

To get your DualShock 4 controller working follow these steps.

  1. Connect DS4 with wire to PS3 then turn on.
  2. Go to Accessory settings.
  3. Select Manage Bluetooth Devices, and scan for device.
  4. While scanning hold the PS & Share buttons on the DS4.
  5. Select Wireless Controller. The DS4 light should now be white.
  6. Unplug wire and test it out.

While you’re not going to get full functionality with your DualShock 4 controller yet, you can use the PS button to turn on your PS3 remotely as with a DualShock 3 controller.

 

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