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How Long Does It Take for the PS4 Controller to Charge?
According to the official Playstation website, all PS4 controllers are fully charged in two hours from 0% battery. However, the charging times can vary between two to three hours depending on the battery's and the charger's condition and health. This includes the time it takes to charge the controller fully and the time it takes to charge it to its first green light.
The charging time of the PS4 controller differs depending on whether you are using a wall charger or charging it with your PS4 console. The PS4 console charging time is between 1.5 hours and 2 hours. This time is quite standard and should be applicable for most PS4 models. The first-gen PS4 models are the only exception as they have a slower charging rate. However, all PS4 models released after 2013 support faster charging rates.
Why Is My PS4 Controller Taking Too Long to Charge?
There can be a couple of reasons behind a long charging time for your PS4 controller. But before going into the solutions, you should check if your PS4 controller charging cable is in good working condition.
If your charging cable is faulty, your PS4 controller will take much longer to charge. This is because the faulty cable will not be able to provide enough current to the controller.
If you are charging your PS4 controller with a wall charger, make sure you are using the original charger with your console.
Another thing worth checking is whether your PS4 controller is turned off while charging. If you leave your PS4 controller turned on while charging, the charging time will increase significantly. This is because the controller's light bars consume power and slow the charging process.
How to Reduce Charging Time of My PS4 Controller?
It's frustrating when your PS4 controller runs out of battery just when you're about to finish a game. And it's even more annoying when it takes forever to charge back up again.
Here are a few things to reduce the charging time of your PS4 controller:
- First, make sure you use the proper AC adapter and USB cable. You should use the USB charging cable that comes with the official Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller for optimal results.
- If you're not using the official charger, try a different one rated for 2.0A or higher. Chargers lower than 2.0A may not provide enough power to fully charge the controller promptly.
- Another thing you can do is to charge your controller while the PS4 is in Rest Mode. This will allow the controller to charge faster as the PS4 console will supply power. Press and hold the power button on the front of the console until you hear a beep to put your PS4 in rest mode. The light on the power button will then turn orange.
- Once your controller is fully charged, you can try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable to see if that helps with charging time. If not, you may need to replace the battery.
What to Do if My PS4 Controller Is Not Charging?
You can try a few things if you're having trouble getting your PS4 controller to charge.
First, ensure the controller is correctly plugged into the PS4 system. If it's not, the controller won't charge.
If the controller is plugged correctly in but isn't charging, try resetting the controller. To do this, hold down the Share and PlayStation buttons on the controller for about 5 seconds. This will restart the controller and hopefully fix the charging issue.
If neither of those solutions works, your next step is to check the USB cable you're using to charge the controller. Make sure that it's not damaged or frayed in any way. If it is, replace it with a new one.
Finally, if none of those solutions work, it's possible that your controller is simply defective and will need to be replaced. If that's the case, you can contact Sony support for assistance.
How Can I Make My PS4 Controller Battery Last Longer?
If you're a PS4 owner, you know the importance of a long-lasting charge for your controller. Luckily, you can do a few things to help extend the life of your PS4 controller's battery.
One of the easiest things you can do is ensure that your controller is always updated with the latest firmware. Sony releases updates occasionally that can help improve battery life, so it's definitely worth checking for new updates now and then.
You can also try calibrating your controller's battery. This can be done by going into the Settings menu and selecting Devices, then Controller Settings. From here, you'll want to select Battery Calibration and follow the on-screen instructions.
Store in a Cool and Dry Place
Finally, if you're not using your controller for an extended period, it's a good idea to store it in a cool, dry place. Extreme temperatures can shorten the life of your battery, so it's best to avoid storing it in places like direct sunlight or near a heating vent.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your PS4 controller's battery life remains strong for as long as possible.