How to Connect Phone to PS4 via USB for File Transfer


PlayStation 4 is packed with a variety of features to explore the world of gaming with a better environment. PlayStation has its own app called, PlayStation app which is available for both, Android and iOS smartphone platforms. You can easily connect your PlayStation console with this app to any smartphone. You can share screen of your PlayStation or can take backup of your files or can transfer files with this connection. It’s an easy process which you can learn from the following steps which are mentioned here. 

How to Connect Phone to PS4 via USB for File Transfer

Step 1 :

Make sure you have a proper USB data cable of the phone that you want to connect with the PlayStation 4 console. If not, you need to purchase one so it would be compatible for both the devices.

Step 2 :

Now, connect your Android or iOS devices to the PS4 console via USB data cable. This process doesn’t require any special skills, just do as you do on your PC.

Step 3 :

Now, go to the PlayStation 4 console and find out the directory of your device which is recently connected to the PS4 console.

Step 4 :

Once you get the directory of that particular file or folder that you want to download on the PS4, you can hit the download button there. The files will be downloaded to your PS.

This is how you can actually transfer files between the devices using a USB data cable.

However, this process doesn’t work properly all the time. Sometimes, it may ask you for additional applications or some additional attachments. This works well on iPad and other devices but not sure if it is working for Android device.

If you are facing any troubles with this, there’s one more solution which you can try. You can easily connect your Android or iOS device to the PS4 with the help of the official PlayStation 4 application. The PlayStation application is available for both the Platforms for free.

In order to do so, first you have to download the official PlayStation application to a respective Android or iOs device. Before moving any further, make sure your phone and PS4 console are connected on the same network.

After confirming this, go to the PlayStation 4 and open the Settings menu. From here, you could see PlayStation 4 App Connection Settings option. Click it out and then you would be asked to select device, click on to the Add Device button when asked.

Once you select it, you would be prompted an eight digits code. Now, go to the Application and tap on to the Connect to PS4 option from the main home page of the application. The app will scan for the available device and find you the right one. Here, you have to put the eight digits code which you can see on the PS4 screen. Add this code manually to your device. This will authorize your phone to connect with the PlayStation.

Once you enter the code, you will be automatically connected to the PlayStation console. By now, you can control the entire PS4 using your Android or iOS device. You can even share file between the devices using the same network. This connection will be helpful for those who want an easy access to their PS4 console. People can remotely use the PlayStation 4 console via their smartphone with this useful application.