How To Fix PS4 Controller Orange/Yellow Light Issue

So the light indication on your PS4 controller stays Yellow/Orange when it is plugged in, rather than changing to blue or white as it should? You are not alone in feeling this way. This is a rather widespread problem that has impacted thousands of controllers; however, it can be resolved by following a few easy instructions. In this tutorial, we’ve discussed the root cause of this defect, as well as all of the known fixes that, if implemented, should resolve the problem.

PS4 Controller Light Bar Meanings

  • Blue = Player 1.
  • Red = Player 2
  • Green = Player 3.
  • Pink = Player4.

Some games, such as The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, FIFA, and Grand Theft Auto V, may alter the hue of the indicator; thus, if you see yellow or another light while playing, this is totally acceptable. Consider the following example: In Grand Theft Auto V, the light indication indicates Blue for Michael De Santa, Green for Franklin Clinton, and Yellow for Trevor Philips, among others. When the character is desired by the police, the light flashes red and blue as well.

Reason Behind PS4 Controller Orange/Yellow Light Bug

There are a variety of possible causes for this problem, including a hardware failure in your DS4 controller itself. The problem may also occur if your controller is connected to another device, such as an iPad; in that instance, restarting the controller should resolve the problem. The most common cause of hardware failures is a faulty conductive ribbon film strip, which occurs in the majority of instances. A faulty ribbon film strip may be unable to detect part or all of the button inputs due to wear and tear. For this reason, if your scenario is not related to a software problem, it is possible that the PS button on your controller is not functioning properly. This is because the controller can be turned on and its indicator is blinking Orange/Yellow but does not turn Blue or White when you press the PS button.

How to Fix PS4 Controller Orange/Yellow Light Bug

It’s possible that you’ll have to try many different solutions before finding one that works. We’ve listed the most straightforward options first, and in the conclusion, we’ve detailed how you may test the PS button on your PS4 controller by connecting it to a Windows PC.

Check the Charging USB Cable

The first thing you should do to ensure that the controller is charging correctly is to double-check the USB cord connection. In this case, try using a different USB charging cable and connecting it to your PlayStation as well as your Dualshock controller. If the indication light changes to blue or white, the older connection is defective.

Remove the PS4 Controller From Bluetooth Devices 

Because you are unable to use the controller, you must download the PS4 Remote Play software on your phone or tablet. This app allows you to operate your PS4 and allows you to unpair the controller from Bluetooth devices and re-pair it.

Android users can download the PS4 Remote Play app from here, and iOS users can download it using this link. You can also use a Windows/macOS computer or PS Vita, but we recommend an Android or iOS device if you want to connect it quickly. 

  • Sign in to your account when the remote play software is installed. (Be sure you login in with the same PlayStation 4 account.)
  • Please wait for the app to connect to the console before pressing the “Start” button.
  • For more information about your Bluetooth devices, select the Devices menu option from the Settings menu. Choosing a Dualshock controller is necessary.
  • Take a look at the options, then click on Forget Device.
  • To get the Blue light to start flashing, hold down the PS button and the Share button on the controller at the same time. It is now ready to be used again.

Repeatedly Press the PS Button

Thousands of users were able to resolve the Orange/Yellow light problem by repeatedly pressing the PS button after connecting the USB cord.

  • Go ahead and shut off your PS4 completely.
  • Use the charging cord to connect the DS4 controller to the PS4.
  • Turn on the PS4 and wait for the message “Press the PS button to use the controller” to appear before pressing the PS button.
  • Hold the console’s power button until the second beep, then release it.
  • Reboot the PS4 and remove the DS4 controller cable from the micro USB port when you see the “Press the PS button to utilise the controller” prompt.
  • Press the PS button repeatedly as soon as you insert the cord back into the DS4 controller. A blue light should begin flashing and then stay solid blue.

Reset the Controller

The PS4 controller’s firmware may be malfunctioning, and you may fix it by following the steps below:

  • The reset button is located near the L2 shoulder button on the rear.
  • It’s best to use an extruder pin to push the button inside of it. Hold on for a few more seconds.
  • Plug the USB charging cord into the PlayStation 4 and into the Dualshock controller once the resetting is complete.
  • On your DualShock controller, press and hold the PlayStation button.

Reset the Console

You may reset your console by following a few simple steps to fix most software bugs.

  • Shut off your PS4 completely.
  • Unplug the console’s power cable and wait about 5 minutes before plugging it back in.
  • Reconnect the cable.
  • Wait for the second beep after pressing and holding the power button for ten seconds.
  • The USB charging cable should be plugged into the PlayStation 4 and the Dualshock controller at the same time.
  • To start PS4, press the X button and choose “Initialize PS4“.

What to Do If Nothing Works?

DS4 hardware failure may be to blame if you’ve exhausted all other options and the indicator is still stuck on Orange/Yellow. However, before we describe how to check your controller for hardware failure, try the steps listed below to see if this final, easy remedy helps.

It’s time to turn off your PlayStation 4.

Turn it on and watch for the welcome screen to appear.

Using a charging cord, connect the DS4 controller to the PS4. The controller should exhibit a flashing orange/yellow light when you first connect it to the console. Unplug the USB cord from the micro USB port, plug it back in after 2 seconds, and wait for it to blink once more before pressing the PS button on the controller to get the system to detect it.

What is the yellow light of death PS4?

If the console gets any higher than the 60 degree mark, the user will experience the horrifying Yellow Light of Death, which basically turns your PS3 as useless as a brick. Of course the PS4 will be better because it should be running much cooler than the PS3 at a temperature between 5 to 35 degrees Celsius.

Why is my PS4 controller just orange?

An Orange light on the PS4 controller means that your PS4 is in rest mode. Yellow represents that your PS4 controller is up for charging, while white light indicates that the PS4 is not connected or the battery is low.

Can you control PS4 without controller?

Luckily, there are a lot of different ways to use your PS4 without a controller. You can use your PS4 through the official PlayStation app which is available on both Android and Apple devices. You can also connect a keyboard or a mouse to operate the PlayStation and even play games.

Bryan V. Root
Bryan V. Root
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