Pairing instructions for specific devices
Even if you manage to source the manual for a device, it might not contain enough information to make pairing possible. Here are details for a few common devices.
- PlayStation 3 joypads
Those devices use “cable-pairing”. Plug the joypads in via USB with the Bluetooth Settings opened, and Bluetooth turned on. After pressing the “PS” button, you will get asked whether to set those joypads up. Unplug them and press the “PS” button to use them over Bluetooth.
- PlayStation 4 joypads
Those devices use “cable-pairing” as well. Plug the joypads in via USB with the Bluetooth Settings opened, and Bluetooth turned on. You will get asked whether to set those joypads up without needing to press the PS button. Unplug them and press the PS button to use them over Bluetooth.
Using the “PS” and “Share” button combination to pair the joypad can also be used to make the joypad visible and pair it like any other Bluetooth device, if you don’t have a USB cable at hand.
- PlayStation 3 BD Remote Control
Hold the “Start” and “Enter” buttons at the same time for around 5 seconds. You can then select the remote in the devices list as usual.
- Nintendo Wii and Wii U Remotes
Use the red “Sync” button inside the battery compartment to start the pairing process. Other button combinations will not keep pairing information, so you would need to do it all over again in short order. Also note that some software wants direct access to the remotes, and, in those cases, you should not set them up in the Bluetooth panel. Refer to the application’s manual for instructions.
- ION iCade
Hold down the bottom 4 buttons and the top white button to start the pairing process. When the pairing instructions appear, make sure to use only the cardinal directions to input the code, followed by any of the 2 white buttons to the far right of the arcade stick to confirm.