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How To Connect Game Controllers To Your Mac


It feels really great to own a Mac, right? You can now imagine the experience of gaming on a Mac. For your information, it is absolute fun gaming on such a quality Apple product. Maybe you just procured your new Mac and now you are wondering on how to pair it with your game controllers. It is pretty easy. All you need is to follow a very short procedure and you will be able to enjoy gaming on your brand new Mac.

macbookOne thing you will realize is that game controllers that are compatible with Mac OS have the capacity to be paired using Bluetooth. This is definitely a point of convenience considering that you will be saved the trouble of using cabled game controllers.

To ensure that your game controllers are connected to your mac successfully, here is a simple procedure to follow:

#Step 1

The first step in this case is to trace the Bluetooth settings of your Mac. This is pretty easy. You can use the search bar on the taskbar to trace the settings. Alternatively, you can click on the Bluetooth icon on the taskbar of your mac and look for the settings. Better still, you can go to the System Preferences and select Bluetooth settings.

#Step 2

The next step is to turn the Bluetooth of your Mac on. Upon tracing the settings section of your Mac’s Bluetooth, you will be able to turn the connection on. Before you quit the settings, ensure that the settings are indeed on since this is very vital in connecting game controllers to your Mac.

#Step 3

With the help of USB mini-B cable, ensure that your Dualshock 3 wireless controller is connected to your Mac. Resume the setting section of your Bluetooth. Here, you will see a new device detected by Bluetooth. It will appear in the section of Bluetooth-enabled devices but with an indication notifying you that the device is not connected.

#Step 4

Check if there are some light indicators showing on the game controller you have just connected. It may be a way of showing that the controller is connected to your mac and it may also be an indication that the controller is charging. Either way, blinking on the controller is an indication that you are heading towards the right direction of pairing it to your Mac.

#Step 5

It is now time to pair your mac with the game controllers. At this juncture, you are supposed tap the PS button on the controller followed by the removal of the USB mini-B cable. This action prompts the indicators on the controller to blink even faster. This is an indication that both the Mac and Controller are trying to pair. A passcode will ne prompted at this juncture in your Mac. Key-in ‘0000’ as the passcode.

#Step 6

After a few seconds, check the Bluetooth settings of your mac again. The status of your new device (game controller) should now indicate ‘Connected’

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