DualShock 4 now has limited wireless functions on PS3
In case you missed the most recent PlayStation development, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is now compatible with PlayStation 4 wirelessly, a feature that comes with the latest 4.60 system update for the PS3. The DualShock 4 controller, you probably already know, is compatible with PlayStation 3 games when connected via USB cable. But the latest update gives the controller wireless control via Bluetooth connection. There are some limitations, however. While the Dualshock 4 power button will turn on the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation button, Sixaxis tilt controls, and vibration are not compatible. And, if you pair up your PS3 you’ll need to re-pair with a PS4 before it will work again. (In other words, you can’t use one controller for both consoles at once.)
The steps to set up the Dualshock 4 are as follows:
- Select “Manage Bluetooth Devices” under “Accessory Settings” in the PS3 settings menu.
- Select “Register New Device,” then start the PS3’s bluetooth scanning.
- While it’s scanning, press and hold the share and PS buttons on the DualShock 4 at the same time until the light bar starts blinking.
- The PS3 should then detect the controller, which will appear as “Wireless Controller.’
- Select the controller and complete the pairing.
Here’s a Reddit post that explains more.