Understanding the
DUALSHOCK 4 controller

Getting a basic understanding of the DS4 controller will make it easier for you to navigate PlayStation menus and even join a game or two with your kids.

DUALSHOCK 4 controller

Options button

Press to enter a settings menu

Options is also used as a “start” button in most games.

Left Analog Stick

Tilt to change selection

When in a menu, use this stick to go up and down between selections.

PS Button

Press to turn on the PS4 or return to Home during play

Pressing and holding will take the user to the “quick” settings menu, where you can set the console to rest or turn it off completely.

Control buttons

Use to navigate menus

Usually, is used to select or go forward in a menu, while is used to go back.