Why Is My PS4 Controller Flashing Blue Then Orange?

You’ve just purchased a copy of Elden Ring and are quite enjoying it when your Dual Shock controller begins to glow blue, followed by orange.

You think to yourself, “Huh.” “That’s strange.”

You’ve never seen your controller flash those two colors at you before, and you’re baffled.

Is there a problem with your controller? Because your controller can flash so many various colors, understanding what each one symbolises might be useful.

Why Does My PS4 Controller Change Color From Blue To Orange?

The Dual Shock controller comes in a variety of colours, including blue, white, and orange. However, if any of them suddenly starts flashing, you may have a problem on your hands. 

Your controller isn’t syncing up properly with the PS4 because your battery isn’t fully charged, a poor connection or erroneous pairing technique, a faulty Bluetooth signal, or a small software error.

The lights on your controller may both indicate controller faults and represent distinct participants in your game.

A solid orange light usually indicates that your controller is in reset mode.

When your lights begin to flicker, though, you have a problem.

When the blue blinking light shows, it means your controller is having trouble remaining connected to the device or is having trouble synchronising with it.

You might be dealing with a variety of issues, ranging from a faulty Bluetooth connection to a low battery charge.

What does the PS4 controller’s blue and orange light mean, and why is it blinking?

The presence of an orange light on your PS4 controller indicates that it is in reset mode.

It’s also possible that you’re on a low battery or in power-saving mode.

A synchronisation issue might also be the source of the problem.

What’s the worst-case scenario? You have a problem with an internal component that requires more severe repairs or a complete replacement.

What is the best way to repair a blue blinking light?

First, let me show you what to do when the light is just flashing blue.

After that, we’ll go through how to troubleshoot an orange blinking light.

If both of your controller’s lights are flashing at the same time, one of these repairs could help.

Are your fingers crossed?

Restart the Controller

The controller might be flashing blue at you because of a connectivity problem.

If this is the case, a simple restart may be all that is required.

If the connection cannot be stabilized, the controller must be rebooted by pressing and holding the button for 10 seconds.

Reset the Controller

If the problem continues, reboot the controller.

It’s easy to reset since all you have to do is:

  1. Turn off your PS4 and the controller, then disconnect them both.
  2. On the back of the controller, close to the L2 button, look for the little reset button.
  3. Use anything with a sharp, fine-pointed tip to press the reset button for 5 seconds.
  4. Connect your PS4 again.
  5. Use the original or a compatible USB cable to reconnect the controller to the PS4.
  6. To turn it on, press the PS button.

Repair or Replace the Controller

A controller may be affected by a more serious problem.

It may need to be fixed or replaced if anything inside of it is damaged.

When this happens, you should contact a professional repair specialist or consider replacing the controller entirely.

What should I do if my controller is blinking orange?

Let’s look at the color orange and what it represents in terms of Dual Shock controller troubleshooting.

Again, it shouldn’t generally flash blue and orange, but given the possibility for issues, you should troubleshoot.

Battery Recharge 

A flashing orange light indicates that the battery needs to be recharged.

If this happens, just charge your battery until it reaches full capacity.

Other issues might emerge as a result of a battery or charging issue, a power problem, a timing issue, or an internal component that is nearing its end of life.

Still, a smart place to start is to just charge the controller’s battery to full capacity and see what happens.

There’s a chance the power supply circuit can fail, causing the orange light to cease blinking before the battery is completely charged.

The USB cable is sometimes at fault for this.

A faulty connection or loading port might possibly be to blame.

A faulty or worn-out battery might also create problems.

Resynchronize and Reset the Controller

If the controller does not seem to be communicating correctly with the console, you should try resetting it. To do this, you must:

  1. Unplug the PS4 once it has been turned off.
  2. Unplug and turn off the PS4 controller.
  3. For 5 seconds, press the reset button on the controller.
  4. Connect your PS4 again. Then, using the appropriate USB cable, connect the controller to the console.
  5. To turn it on, press the PS button.

If this doesn’t work, the controller may have a broken Bluetooth circuit or be reaching the end of its useful life.

Replace or Repair the Controller

If the orange flashing light does not go away after troubleshooting, you may need to evaluate whether to repair or replace the controller.

You may discover that replacing the controller is more convenient than attempting to get it fixed by a specialist.

Closing Thoughts

For various causes, the PS4 controllers will flash different colors.

The explanation for this isn’t always obvious.

To assist you identify and resolve the problem, try a few troubleshooting procedures.

However, if your controller has internal damage or wear, it may have outlived its usefulness.


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