I'm attempting to connect my PS4 controller to a laptop over the built-in bluetooth. I pair by either holding the ps button and options (which my laptop autodetects and pairs) or holding the ps button and share and then explicitly pairing using "Add Bluetooth or other device".
The pair succeeds
but when I try to actually connect the controller (by pressing the ps button), the bar flashes then goes off. On the laptop it appears as "Connected" very briefly then immediately switches to "Driver error".
I have previously managed to get it to connect without the driver error but it didn't actually work (buttons had no effect). Connecting via USB works fine.
Edit: I've now managed to get it to connect without the driver error again but nothing apart from windows' bluetooth devices screen detects it.
I've tried updating drivers and multiple reinstalls with no luck.
I don't actually own a PS4 (I bought this controller especially to use with my laptop). I'd really appreciate any help as I'm rather short on USB ports.