Find out how to pair and charge a DualSense™ wireless controller with a PlayStation®5 console, change controller settings and what troubleshooting steps to take for controller issues.
The first time you use a controller, you'll need to pair it with your console.
Make sure that your PS5™ console is on.
Connect the controller to your console using the included USB cable.
Once you have a controller paired with your PS5 console, you can pair an additional controller wirelessly.
You can use your controller away from your console. Find out more about compatible devices, applications, and feature support by visiting the guide below.
To charge your controller while your console is in rest mode:
When charging while your console is in rest mode, the light bar on your controller slowly blinks orange. After charging is complete, the light bar turns off.
If you experience any issues while trying to charge your controller, please try the following steps:
The USB cable that comes with your PS5 console is a Type-C to Type-A USB cable. The smaller end (which goes into the controller) is Type-C, and the larger, rectangular end is Type-A.
To check the status while charging, tap the PS button on the DualSense wireless controller. While the DualSense wireless controller is charging, an animated battery icon will be displayed on the screen.
When the DualSense wireless controller is fully charged, the battery icon will stop animating and display three bars.
You can adjust the output device, volume levels and voice chat balance via the control center:
Hold the PS button to display the control center, select Sound and choose a setting to adjust.
Press the (mute) button on your controller to mute and unmute your mic.
Press and hold the (mute) button on your controller to mute your mic and speakers. When the button blinks, your mic is muted, and sound output to all speakers turned off. Press the button again to return to the original state.
For general controller settings:
You can adjust your volume, vibration intensity, trigger effect intensity, and the brightness of controller indicators from this menu.
When you connect your controller, the device software might be updated. Connect your controller to your PS5 console with the included USB cable and follow the on-screen instructions.
To start an update manually, go to Settings > Accessories > Controllers > Wireless Controller Device Software.
You can also update your DualSense wireless controller device software using a PC. Visit the guide below for more information.
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