Now I will show how to quickly connect the DualShock 4 PlayStation 4 joystick to an Android phone and use it in games. In the end, advice on what to do so as not to slow down the response from him in the game.
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- We connect the joystick from the PS4 to the Android phone via BlueTooth
- Connect the joystick via USB
- Solving the problem: slow response (delay in actions)
We connect the joystick from the PS4 to the Android phone via BlueTooth
Suppose the joystick is connected to the PS4 console. In our instructions, we will consider how to disconnect the gamepad from the console and connect it to the phone.
We perform the following steps:
Click on “Disconnect device”.
Select the DualShock 4 joystick. If the gamepad is already disabled, then we begin the setup from the next item.
On the gamepad, hold down the “Share” and “Playstation” buttons. Hold them until the indicator lights up in white.
On the Android phone, activate the “Bluetooth” option, after which we start the process of searching for devices.
The setup process is complete. Now you can play your favorite games on your Android phone using the convenient joystick.
Connect the joystick via USB
For this method of connecting the joystick to an Android phone, you need a USB-OTG cable. Often, DualShock 4 is connected to the gadget without problems using this cable. You just need to connect the joystick to the device and find it in the list of available devices.
Solving the problem: slow response (delay in actions)
Very often, when connecting DualShock 4 to an Android phone, there is a delay in game actions, especially when fast reflexes are required. To solve this problem, the Bluetooth Auto Connect application is used, which can be downloaded from the Play Store https://play.Google.com/store/apps/details?Id=org.Myklos.Btautoconnect.
The advantage of this utility is the automatic connection of Bluetooth devices that you connect to the phone. You can also configure useful options, for example, “Continuous Connection”, which will connect devices after each defined time period.
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Installation and use instructions:
- Download and install Bluetooth Auto Connect on your Android phone.
- Run the utility. Scroll it down to “Advanced Options” (with DualShock 4 connected), select “Connect Now”. The joystick should now function correctly.
- If the problems have not disappeared, then again go to the “Advanced Options” menu, click “Connect Now” and enter the parameters 2. 15 seconds. Such actions can solve the problem with the delay. You can experiment by setting a different time to select the best value.
If you spend a little time setting up the gamepad, you can get a real gaming gadget that will function without slowdowns or delays.
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For convenience, you can purchase a special clip. It securely attaches the Android phone to the joystick.
In this article, we will talk about how to connect a PS4 controller to an Android device.
The time has passed when Android was a platform on a nascent stage, and had little functionality. Android is by far the most popular platform with huge capabilities for mobile devices.
For example, you can connect your PS4 controller to an Android phone or tablet via Bluetooth. And in this article we will show you how to do this, and also consider the problems that users encountered when connecting the PS4 controller to an Android device.
How to connect a PS4 controller to Android?
The actual process of connecting your PS4 controller to your device couldn’t be simpler. Just do what you would do with any other Bluetooth device you want to connect. Turn on Bluetooth on your device first, then go to the Bluetooth menu in the settings.
Then hold the buttons SHARE and Playstation on the PS4 controller until the light bar on the controller starts flashing, which indicates that it is looking for Bluetooth devices.
The PS4 controller should appear in your device’s Bluetooth menu as “Wireless controller”. Click it to connect the PS4 controller to your Android device. You are now connected and can navigate the Android home screens and (more importantly) play games using the controller.
Figure 1. Search for devices in Bluetooth.
Play Android games with your PS4 controller
This will work a little differently, depending on what game you are playing, but in general, games compatible with the controllers should detect the PS4 controller and automatically assign the correct buttons to it.
It is worth noting that you have the ability to manually assign keys to a particular action / control in each individual game, if the default layout is not suitable for you.
However, there is a problem with the PS4 controller on Android that you should be wary of. But not everything is so bad, as we will help you fix it.
How to fix a problem with delayed actions in games?
Many users experience a problem after connecting the PS4 controller to an Android device. These are delays in games that require quick reflexes that cannot be played. The solution to this is a small application called Bluetooth auto connect.
This application automatically connects Bluetooth devices that you point to your phone, and you can configure it using various functions, such as “Continuous connection”, which automatically connects your device every X seconds.
Download first Bluetooth auto connect. (People reported that the latest version does not work as well as version 4.2.2, so it’s best to use it.) Remember to allow unknown sources to download the APK.
Figure 1. Activate Unknown sources to install the Bluetooth Auto Connect application.
- Then install the APK and open Bluetooth auto connect. Then scroll down to “Advanced Options” (while your PS4 controller is connected), scroll to the bottom and press “Connect Now”. This should result in the proper operation of your PS4 controller.
Figure 2. Click on Connect Now.
If you still have problems, go to “Advanced Options” in Bluetooth Auto Connect, tap Continuous Connect and set it somewhere between two to fifteen seconds, which should help you avoid a delay problem. Experiment with different times to determine the best.
The work of the PS4 controller on Android is not as good as we would like. But, if you are ready to donate a little time to configure the PS4 connection with your Android device using the Bluetooth Auto Connect application, you will get a real gaming machine that will work without delays, slowdowns or problems.
Now all you have to do is purchase a clip that attaches the PS4 controller to your phone.
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Connecting the game console to the TV is a standard procedure, but sometimes users encounter certain difficulties. What is the reason for this? Not always used TV, monitor or laptop, equipped with the necessary connectors. Therefore, you have to buy adapters or use unpopular interfaces today. How to connect a PS4 to a TV? We will answer this question as much as possible, and also analyze the intricacies of connecting the console to a computer monitor and laptop.
How to connect a PS4 to a TV
The initial setup step is to connect the PS4 to the TV. In principle, there is nothing complicated about this. It is enough to follow the step by step instructions:
- Connect the HDMI cable to the TV with the appropriate connector located on the side or on the rear panel.
- Insert the second cable plug into the HDMI connector of the Sony PlayStation game console.
- Plug the power cord into the power outlet, and plug the other end into the set-top box connector.
- If you do not plan to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, then connect the network cable.
- Insert the small end of the microUSB cable to the DualShock joystick, and the second to the USB input of the game console.
To start the console, press the power button on the front of the console or hold down the PS4 key on the joystick. Setting up a PS4 and TV connection is only half the battle. For the console to work correctly, you need to connect it to the Internet. Now consider how this is done.
Wired internet connection is considered more reliable. Therefore, if possible, then connect the game console to the Wi-Fi router using an Ethernet cable, which must be inserted into the LAN connector.
What is an internet connection for? You can enter multi-user mode, as well as download games from the PlayStation Store. Of course, cable connection is more secure, but less practical. Therefore, users prefer a wireless connection. Instructions for setting up Wi-Fi connection on the game console:
- Open the top navigation bar. To do this, take the joystick, and then press the button “Up”. Choose a section “Settings”.
- Go to the tab “Network”, and then select the option “Setting up an Internet connection”. The user is offered two options. “LAN” and Wi-Fi. Choose the second one.
- A list of available networks will appear on the screen, select your home. Enter password. When prompted to use a proxy server, click on “Do not use”.
- To test the correctness of the Internet connection, select the option “Check your internet connection”.
When the connection is completed, register a new one or log in to an existing account. Choose a strong password, it is advisable to write it down so as not to forget in the future.
Connect PS4 to monitor
If you do not have a TV, then you can connect Sony Playstation to a computer monitor. We emphasize that setting up a connection will require much more effort and time than a standard connection to a TV. Many users believe that if you connect the game console to a PC, the image will immediately appear on the monitor screen. This is not true.
Computer cards that support the HDMI interface or any other ports for transmitting signals have only an output. This means that they are primarily intended for image transmission, not reception.
Using the Remote Play software, users can broadcast a picture from the game console to a computer monitor. However, if there is no access to the TV, then setting up the correct operation of all devices will still fail.
Almost all computer monitors are equipped with a DVI interface. You should save an adapter or HDMI-DVI wire to connect a set-top box with it. Do not forget that there are several versions of this interface: I, A, D. Before purchasing an adapter, check which connector the computer monitor is equipped with. Otherwise, serious connection problems may occur with the connection setup.
You can also use the VGA interface to connect a PC monitor and a PS4 console. Almost all computer displays are also equipped with it. There should not be a problem with the purchase of an HDMI-VGA adapter. If for some reason the adapter did not fit, then you can use the HDMI-VGA converter, equipped with an additional power system. It will convert the image to the desired stream. It is possible that you will have to slightly reduce the resolution. The cost of such a device varies in the range from 600 to 1200 rubles.
Visually, the converter resembles a small box in which there are three inputs:
- Audio jack for headphones or speakers;
- VGA or DVI.
This option will definitely solve the problem. Converters without an additional power system will not allow you to configure synchronization with the PlayStation 4 game console. The audio jack in this unit is also not just like that. The fact is that the DVI and VGA interfaces are designed to transmit exclusively signals. Therefore, the adapter will also allow you to transmit sound.
Connect PS4 to laptop
Of course, all modern laptops are equipped with an HDMI interface, but users cannot connect the PS4 console in this way. The problem is that these connectors work to output information. Therefore, a logical question arises, how to connect the PlayStation 4 to a laptop? You need to get special adapters and an old RCA cable. To correctly configure the connection, follow a simple step-by-step instruction:
- We insert the plug into the special adapter, which is responsible for transmitting the signal, and then we connect the adapter to the laptop.
- Reset user console settings. To do this, press and hold the power button. As soon as the set-top box emits an appropriate sound signal, you can release the button.
- The white and red plugs of the RCA cable insert the audio jack using a special av-jack adapter.
Perhaps this is the easiest and most effective way to connect the game console to the laptop. Be sure to switch audio and modes directly on the console. To do this, open the PS4 settings, and then select the tulips icon.
If the TV does not have HDMI
Can I connect a PS4 to an old TV? Yes, make it real. The main problem is that older versions of TV technology were produced without HDMI. Therefore, to configure the connection, you will have to use special adapters to other connectors. The most common option is “Tulips”.
Sony Playstation 4 is easily connected to the TV through an adapter for “tulips”. The main disadvantage of this connection method is the low image quality. However, if there is no other way, then use this option. Connection is carried out according to the same principle as in the case of a laptop. Problems with synchronization should not arise. Just insert the adapters into the appropriate connectors. After turning on the TV, select the desired signal source using the remote control.