How To: Charge a PS4 DualShock 4 Controller in Standby Mode
Did you know it’s possible to charge an exhausted PS4 DualShock 4 controller through the USB ports when the console is in standby/rest mode? And following the recent 2.0 update you can restrict the amount of time you’d like it to charge for – prolonging the pad’s overall lifespan.
Go onto the PS4 XMB (Cross Media Bar) and press up to access the system icons.
Scroll across to Settings and select with a press of the X button.
Go down the list to Power Save Settings and select.
Then go to the option Supply Power to USB Ports which may be set to off.
This can be set to – Always, 3 Hours or Off.
Always will provide a continuous charge to the USB connected controller for as long as the PS4 console is in rest mode.
3 Hours will charge for just that period of time (recommended charge time from empty – prevents overcharging the DualShock 4.)
Off means no connected device will receive a charge (important this is not checked if you intend to charge your pad!)
When you’re ready, put your console into standby/rest mode (indicated by orange light on the console) plug in your PS4 DualShock 4 and it’ll be fully charged and ready to game when you come back to it.