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DualShock 4 controller is the most advanced controller of the DualShock series. It sports a unique touchpad which made using the DualShock 4 controller much easy and also it could perform a vast number of operation which were not possible with the pervious DualShock controllers.
This guide will help you understand your DualShock 4 controller in detail for a better usage.
C) Touch pad/Touch pad button
Press the touchpad for it to function
Lightly touch the touchpad
Tap twice quickly
Drag your finger across the touchpad and lift the finger.
Sharply move your finger across the touchpad to flick
slide your finger across the touchpad.
Touch and hold
Do not lift your finger after you touch the touchpad
Pinch in and pinch out
Place 2 finger on the touchpad and bring them closer to pinch in, take them apart to pinch out.
Press the touchpad button
Press the touchpad button twice quickly
E) OPTIONS button
F) Shape button
Cancel an operation
G) Right stick/R3 button
Press the stick to use this button.
H) PS button
Displays home screen and wakes the system from standby mode
I) Stereo headset jack
Connect your headset
J) Extension port
K) Left stick/L3 button
Press the stick to use this button.
Top view A) R1 button
B) R2 button
C) Light bar
D) L1 button
E) L2 button
F) USB port
Connect the USB cable
DualShock 4 registration / paring
When using the PS4 controller for the very first time, on your PS4 machine or on another PS4, press the PS button to select a user. Then you need to move on to device registration or pairing. For that turn on your PS4 then connect your PS4 and the DualShock 4 controller via a USB cable. If you have more than one controller, connect it after completing the registration of the first controller.
Maximum number of 4, DualShock controllers can be used at the same time. After you press the PS buttons on all controllers, a color for the lightbar will be assigned to the user. The first user is blue, second red, third green and the fourth is pink.
Charging your DualShock 4
Your controller will begin to charge when you connect it to PS4, even when it is in standby mode. Press and hold the PS button for a second to view the charge level.
If you want to charge in standby mode, go to Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Functions Available in Standby Mode > Supply Power from USB Ports and check this option. The lightbar will blink orange when charging in standby mode, it will stop blinking when charging is complete.
It takes upto 2hours to completely charge the controller. The batter life will depend on your usage and the conditions in which it is stored. If you do not use you controller continously, do not forget to charge it atleast once a year.
You can use the on-screen keyboard by moving the cursor with the help of your touch pad. Use the D-pad to return to normal settings.
Adjusting the brightness of the Lightbar
To adjust the brightness of the lightbar you should have System Software Update 1.70, press the PS button on the controller for a couple of seconds.
Select "Adjust Devices" and press X, then select "Brightness of DualShock 4 Light Bar"
Now you can choose from the three levels of brightness from Dim, Medium, and Bright. You cannot completely turn-off the lightbar.
Here is something special for Playstation 4 owners, online retailer giant Amazon has started taking pre-orders for newly announced color DualShock 4 controllers. The controller is available in three colors: "Camo, White and Blue". Pre-order them now, links are provided below.
Here are some of the important features of DualShock 4 controller:
Precision Control: The feel, shape, and sensitivity of the DUALSHOCK 4's analog sticks and trigger buttons have been enhanced to offer players absolute control for all games on PlayStation 4.
Charge Efficiently: The DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller can be easily recharged by plugging it into your PlayStation 4 system, even when on standby,or with any standard charger with a micro-USB port.
Innovative New Features: Revolutionary features like the touch pad, integrated light bar, and built-in speaker offer exciting new ways to experience and interact with your games and its 3.5mm audio jack offers a practical personal audio solution for gamers who want to listen to their games in private.
Sharing at your Fingertips: The addition of the Share button makes sharing your greatest gaming moments as easy as a push of a button. Upload gameplay videos and screenshots directly from your system or livestream your gameplay, all without disturbing the game in progress.
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs is one of the best open world title on currently-gen consoles. We have seen some stunning graphical features such as "Interior Stimulation, Realistic Projector Light Reflection" and lot more.
Today, here is something special related to usage of DualShock 4 controller's Touchpad in Watch Dogs.
According to details shared by Reddit user "kwzane", players can just tap (Please Note: NOT CLICK) the DualShock 4 controller's touchpad once to set a waypoint while viewing the map.
So, Watch Dogs community on Playstation 4, just try this out, use the touchpad to move around the maps and pinch zooming like that. Its good to see developers going that extra mile not only to make gameplay experience amazing but navigation and other factors as well.
In my opinion, Ubisoft Montreal could have use DualShock 4's Touchpad in a better way, like usable for the phone interface. We just feel that they missed a golden opportunity. Might possible they incorporate it in Watch Dogs 2.
Do you any other interesting tips related to Watch Dogs? Share it with us in the comment section below.