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    How to extend the battery life of PS4 Dualshock 4 controller?

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    Although the PS4 is a success, many fans have complained that the checks don't last as long as they should, i.e after about three hours of gameplay or less they have already been downloaded, this is serious, because most gamers play. at least 6 hours, but thanks that sony is not stupid has a solution.

    Please note before continuing that this tutorial is only about controller battery tricks, it won't help you solve any additional problems (like PS4 problem when it doesn't recognize the controller).



    How to extend the battery life of the DualShock controller?

    Now, to learn how to extend the DualShock controller's battery life, you need to perform a number of tricks that are completely legal and can be performed natively on the Sony console.

    The first of these and perhaps the most important is the one that allows you to remove the light bar from the remote control, to achieve this you have to go to the "Settings" menu, then to "Devices" and finally to "Control and command. «, Within it you must go to »Control and brightness« and adjust its specifications to the minimum.

    With that everything will be ready. This trick is said to increase the controller's battery life by up to 5% more, making it the first to do of all on the list.

    Turn off vibration and volume to extend the life

    Two other very effective tricks to extend the DualShock controller's battery life are remove the vibration and the volume of the same. It should be noted that this can be counterproductive to the experience in some games, but it is necessary if you want the command to last longer.


    To remove the vibration you have to go to "Settings", from there go to "Devices", then "Controls", then "Enable vibration", within this uncheck the box with the same name.


    In the case of volume, you have to follow the same path to "Controls", but when you get to this option you have to choose "Volume control", in that section you can adjust the volume of the remote, you have to set it to minimum.

    Automatic shutdown of the remote control

    One of the main reasons the PS4 controller doesn't last on at all is because does not turn off while the console is still on, which is favorable in some cases and counterproductive in others.

    To eliminate this drawback and extend the battery life of the DualShock remote control, you need to go to "Settings", in this section go to "Energy saving settings".

    When you have already done this you will notice that the control appears by default to turn off with the console, click on the box that is right there and change this system to turn off in a maximum of 10 minutes.


    Remote control battery pack

    The last trick you can use to make your PS4 controller last longer is to buy batteries, these are Play official but not made by Sony but by the company Venom. These batteries will add up to 20 hours of use to the remote. In case you don't want to buy them, you will need to purchase an additional remote control from the official store.


    And voila, with what you read you know everything you need. So now you can devote yourself to researching other things about controllers such as: how to use and connect the PS4 controller to the PC.

    Or, you can find out how to connect, connect and pair the PS4 controller with Android, so that you have the diversity of using your controls wherever you want. 

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