How to Check the DS4 Controller’s Battery Life on PS4


The PS4’s Dual Shock 4 controller takes about 2 hours to charge completely and on an average it lasts for around 6 hours while gaming. This is much less than the previous generation Dual Shock 3 controller, which on an average could last for more than 20 hours on a single charge.

One thing that most new PS4 owners are having trouble to locate is the Dual Shock 4 controllers battery life indicators. Now if you need to check the battery life of your PS4’s Dual Shock 4 controller, here’s how you can view it.

How to Check the DS4 Controller’s Battery Life on PS4

  • Step 1: Press and hold the PS button on your DS4 controller for about 8 seconds.
  • Step 2: There you go, you can check the battery life of the DS4 controller at the bottom of the Quick menu.


Alternatively, you can even quick press the PS button while playing a game to switch back to the XMB menu and a notification should appear at the top left showing the DS4 controller’s battery life.


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1 comment

  • Thanks for the info, PS4 controller battery life is a huge disappointment, less that a third of the PS3 batter life.

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