Important information regarding the use and care of the wireless controller battery.
Use the wireless controller
Find your way around your PS3 system and your Wireless Controller.
Find out how to use your wireless controller with your PS3.
Preparing for use
To use a wireless controller, you must first register or pair the controller with the PS3 system and assign a number to the controller.
Step 1: Pair the system and the controller.
When using the controller for the first time or when using with a different PS3 system, you must first pair the devices. If you turn on the system and connect the controller using a USB cable, the pairing will be completed automatically.
1. Check that the system is turned on (power indicator is lit solid green).
2. USB cable (supplied).
Step 2: Assign a controller number.
Each time you turn on the system, a number must be assigned to the controller.
1. Press the PS button.
2. Initially, all the port indicators flash. When the controller has been assigned a number, the port indicators for the assigned number turn solid red.
You can connect up to 7 controllers at one time. The controller number is shown by the number above the port indicators. For numbers 5-7, add the numbers of the lit indicators.
Using the controller wirelessly
If you disconnect the USB cable, you can use the controller wirelessly. To use it wirelessly, the controller's battery must be charged.
Charging the controller
With the system turned on (power indicator is lit solid green), connect the controller to the system using a USB cable. The port indicators of the controller flash slowly and charging begins. When charging has completed, the port indicators stop flashing.
Battery charge level
If you press and hold down the PS button for more than one second, you can check the battery charge level on the screen.
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