How to make your PS4 Dualshock controller last longer
So you have wondered why your PlayStation 4 (PS4) controllers seems to die more often than they are used? Or are you an avid gamer and notice that the battery life of your controller has been getting worse and worse?
Well there is TrustedReviews recent article on the 8 things to do to make your DualShock 4 contoller last longer, our PlayConn Power Solution for PS4 leaves you wondering why would you need to go through all the hurdles and cost of the TrustedReviews recommendations.
Below are the 8 tips that TrustedReviews recommend that you do to prolong the life of your DualShock 4 Controller BUT at PlayConn we simply say forget the list and pickup a PlayConn for PS4, the world’s first way to wirelessly charge your dualshock controllers! With PlayConn for PS4 controllers you can simply snap on a PlayConn battery module when your controller is low on juice or you can use the PlayConn Charging dock to quickly charge your controller (oh yeah your Power Paks as well!)
But let’s say you don’t like cool things like PlayConn Wireless Power for PlayStation, then take a look at the 8 things to do below to increase the life of your PlayStation 4 controller.
8 Best Ways to Make Your PS4 Controller Last Longer
1) Reduce the Brightness of the PS4 Controller’s Light Bar
You can’t turn the light bar off completely, but you can reduce its brightness so that battery drain is minimized.
2) Disable Vibration on Your PS4 Controller
Why you would want to do this is a mystery to us since it is one of the PlayStation Dualshock 4 controller’s main features but let’s say you can’t get your hands on a PlayConn for PS4, then this might be a way to help out!
3) Reduce the Volume of your PS4 controller
This is something we do regularly but if you are using headset with your PS4 controller then it is not a very user friendly solution! With PlayConn Power Pak just snap on an extra battery and let the controller vibrate and communicate as much as you want!
4) Automatically Turn Off Your PS4 Controllers
This is probably the biggest area to increase your battery life of PS4 DualShock Controllers. On your PS4 go to Settings > Power Saving Settings > Turn Off DualShock 4 Automatically – this is automatically set to off, which means that your PS4 controller stays on until the battery dies. Instead set it to 10 minutes to save as much battery life as possible. Other options are to turn off after 30 or 60 minutes.
5) Turn Off Your PlayStation 4 Controller
If you don’t want to wait 10 minutes, you can manually turn off your PS4 controller by pressing the PlayStation button on the controller for 10 seconds.
6) Get A DualShock 4 Battery Pack
Well if you are going to use one of the few battery packs for DualShock controllers then you will run into the same issues as using the internal battery. The battery options for PS4 Dualshock controllers is limited to USB powered battery packs that offer limited additional playing time and the inconvenience of USB charging cables or Docks. So why not signup to get your Wireless Battery solution for the PS4 Controllers at www.playconn.com
7) Get a Second DualShock 4 Controller or use your PS Vita
Exactly the kind of situation you can avoid with the PlayConn Wireless Power for PS4! Why spend an extra $70 on an additional controller you will still need to charge via USB and then couple with your PS4 when you change remotes? Perhaps the biggest value of PlayConn for PS4 is not that you now have the convenience of wireless charging,both on the dock and on the controller, but that for the same amount of money you will spend on a DualShock remote you can get a PlayConn for PS4 and get up to 32+ Hrs of playing time. With our additional battery modules you can literally never have to cradle or wire your controller again!
8) Replace the Battery on Your PS4 Controller
Yes you could do this but then again you probably have a better chance of damaging your PS4 controller than you do of reaping the benefits of additional battery. Even with the additional capacity, the PS4 remote will require longer charge times and that means being tethered to cables and charging docks even more! Solve your problem with the world’s first wireless battery solution for Playstation 4! Available not at playconn.com
In short there are several ways to get the most playtime out of your PS4 Dualshock controller but none of them offer the convenience and simplicity of the PlayConn Power Solution for PlayStation 4. Chekcout our blog for more articles on our wireless battery solutions for PS4 or visit our website at www.playconn.com