DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Connecting to a PS4

Connecting to a PS4
Note: If you are connecting your wireless DS4 to a PS4 using a micro USB cable, click here for those instructions.
The first important step is to unpair your DualShock 4 controller from the PS4 console as this will solve any disconnecting issues. Click Here for a detailed guide on how to do that.

This guide also has a couple of important steps to follow if you have a PS4 Pro console and a DS4v2 (CUH-ZCT2U) controller.

Set Output Protocol
Follow the instructions here to correctly connect your CronusMAX PLUS to a PC via the PC PROG port using the supplied Mini-USB Cable.
Load Cronus PRO and go to Tools > Options > Device
Set the Output Protocol to PS4 and Check the box to the Left of 'Enable DualShock 4/Wiimote Bluetooth searching'.
The recommended Speed Up Settings when using a DualShock 4 Controller with a Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter are as above - you can choose to tweak with them if you have any issues. DS4 BT Boost is disabled by default but can be enabled if you feel the DS4 controller performs better with your Bluetooth Adapter. If you have a slower Bluetooth adapter or experience any issues with rumble then you should try different 'Rumble Over Bluetooth' speed settings. You have the alternative options of Flow Control+, Flow Control and Disabled.
Check PS4 Partial Crossover Support is Disabled
Select the CMax Plus Tab and make sure the box to the left of 'Enable PS4 partial crossover support (auto reconnect every 10 min)' is NOT checked.
We also recommend you select the 'Mimic Controller Player LEDs' option if you have CronusMAX PLUS device. This is especially useful if you plan on using our GamePacks.
You can now close the Options window and disconnect your CronusMAX PLUS from your PC.
Connect the CronusMAX PLUS to your PlayStation 4
Connect the CronusMAX PLUS into one of your PlayStation 4 USB ports via it's Output Port.
The CronusMAX PLUS LED Display will now show the Authentication 'AU' Animation.
Connect your Bluetooth USB adapter to the CronusMAX PLUS
Connect your Bluetooth USB adapter into the Input Port of the CronusMAX PLUS.
If you need to purchase a good quality Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter, our store supplies them at discounted rates - click here.
Hold down the SHARE and PS buttons on your DualShock 4
Press and hold the SHARE and PS buttons on your DualShock 4 until the light bar starts to flash white.  Once it starts flashing white, the controller is searching and connecting to the CronusMAX PLUS.
After a few seconds, the light bar should change to a solid color (usually blue if Player 1) and is now paired with the CronusMAX PLUS.
Note: If you have trouble pairing your DualShock 4 controller back to your PS4 without using a CronusMAX, follow this troubleshooting guide on our forums.
Ready to Use
After a couple of seconds the display on the CronusMAX LED will go from the Authentication 'AU' Animation to 0 (or a number if slot recall is enabled and a script was previously loaded) - indicating that the controllers are authorized and you're ready to play. At this point you can use your controller through the CronusMAX PLUS and also load any scripts or GamePacks. It's that simple!
The dot in the top left hand corner of the LED display will continue to flash while the CronusMAX PLUS is in use. This is perfectly normal as the CronusMAX PLUS is notifying you whenever it receives a security request from the console.

If the LED on the CronusMAX PLUS does not change from AU to a number then the authorization controller is not authenticating. 99% of the time we find that this means the Micro-USB cable to the controller is faulty or not full data or simply not compatible, you should try another one. Another issue that sometimes comes up is that the controller USB port has a loose data pin. It will charge fine, but won't transmit data.

Also make sure the controller is powered on of course - that's a rookie mistake, but be careful not to turn the console power on with the controller, as it will not authorize through the CronusMAX correctly causing the controller to disconnect after a few minutes.

Click Here for a comprehensive guide on how to solve lag problems.

If you find that your DS4 controller disconnects at random times there are several things to check that should solve the problem.

1. Make sure you unpair the Authorization controller from the console correctly (in this case that will be a DualShock 4 controller as you are using a PS4 console). Click here for detailed instructions.

2. The Bluetooth settings may need tweaking. Go to Step 1 in this guide and try disabling Rumble Over Bluetooth and also try enabling DS4 BT Boost to see if that makes a difference.

3. You powered on the console with the controller. Don't do that as the console will sync with the controller and the security ID will pass to the console and not the CronusMAX PLUS. Always power on the console with the consoles power button.

4. Go to Step 1 in this guide and make sure 'Inframe In' is disabled and also try disabling the '1ms Response' and 'Inframe Out' options too. This sometimes solves any disconnecting problems.

OPTIONAL: Disable DualShock 4 Bluetooth searching
If you do not intend to use your DualShock 4 controller without the CronusMAX PLUS in the future, you can now disable DualShock 4 Bluetooth searching to speed up subsequent DualShock 4 wireless syncing.
This would also mean that next time, you can skip steps 1 through 3 and instead of holding the SHARE and PS buttons in step 6, you would simply press the PS button