Patch 1.71 says that standby mode actually recharges controllers. But I am not seeing any difference in the battery level of my controller after leaving my console on standby for an hour or more with my controller connected... Is this just a case of Sony's wonderful QA? Or is there some other setting that needs to be enabled.

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From the main menu bar go to:

-> Settings -> Power Save Settings -> Set Functions Available in Standby Mode -> Check the checkbox for Supply Power from USB Ports

Your controllers should now charge in Standby mode.

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    Yep that's it. Sony hasn't broken it, but they should fire their UX designer...thnx
    – angryITguy
    Jun 13, 2014 at 15:59

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