User guide: DualShock Controller Pairing

clobber edited this page Mar 28, 2017 · 5 revisions

Note: Generics, clones, knockoffs and third party devices are strictly unsupported.

The DualShock 3 and 4 can be paired with your Mac with Bluetooth or they can be plugged into USB. The following are instructions for pairing over Bluetooth.

DualShock 3

  • Press the reset next to the L2 button with a paperclip.
  • Open Bluetooth preferences (System Preferences > Bluetooth).
  • Connect your controller via USB
  • Press the PS Home button and then unplug the USB cable
  • You will be prompted for a password to pair the controller. Enter 0000 as the password.

Your controller should now be selectable in OpenEmu's Controls preferences


DualShock 4

  • Press the reset on the back of the controller near the L2 button with a paperclip.
  • Open Bluetooth preferences (System Preferences > Bluetooth).
  • Press the PS Home button and Share button at the same time, until the lightbar quickly flashes.
  • Click "Pair" on the controller's entry in the Bluetooth preferences window.

Your controller should now be selectable in OpenEmu's Controls preferences

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