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Sony’s DualShock 4 controller is actually a standard gamepad, and you can connect it to any PC with a USB cable, standard Bluetooth, or Sony’s official wireless USB adapter. It will work in a variety of games, too, since Steam now offers official support for DualShock 4 controllers. More and more people are making the move from console to PC for gaming, simply because a powerful gaming PC can provide better graphics than Playstation 4 or X-Box.

However, console converts can struggle with using a keyboard and mouse for gaming, especially those of us that have been using controllers for years. Could we use the DualShock 4 controller to play games on PC? Yes, you can use your DualShock 4 controller to play your PC games and there’s more than just one way to do it. So, without any further, let’s take a look at how to use PS4’s DualShock 4 controller on your PC:

How to Connect a PS4 Controller to a PC (for both Wired Cable and Wireless i.e. via Bluetooth)

DualShock 4 has Windows compatibility, game developers have to specifically add support for it, or it won’t work – at all. Alas, there is light at the end of the tunnel as there’s now an application available that will map the DualShock 4 controls directly to Microsoft’s XInput API.

Step 1: The first step is to head over to the InputMapper website and download the latest version of the tool and install it on your PC.

How to Use PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller on PC

How to Use PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller on PC

Step 2: Once you’ve installed InputMapper, the next step is to connect your controller to your PC. You can do this via a USB connection or via Bluetooth, but it’s worth bearing in mind that a Bluetooth connection isn’t as stable as a wired one. However, if you’re adamant on connecting via Bluetooth, just hold the Share button and PlayStation button on the controller until the light flashes to enter pairing mode, then pair with it on your PC just like your mobile device. 

How to Use PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller on PC

Step 3: Now that you’ve installed InputMapper and connected your DualShock 4 controller, it’s finally time to open the application. Upon opening InputMapper, your DualShock 4 controller should be recognized and should function identically.

NOTE: It’s worth noting that you may encounter the odd game here and there that has compatibility issues. If this issue arises, head into the Settings menu of InputMapper and toggle the checkbox labeled “Use Exclusive Mode”. If you want to customize your gaming experience and remap your buttons (and create macros), this can be done via the Profiles menu within the application.

That’s it! This is how you are going to Use PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller on PC. Have you had any trouble setting up the controller, please comment down below. I’ll try to get back asap.