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.
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 centre:
For general controller settings:
DualSense wireless controller device software updates are added when you update your PS5 console system software. Pair your controller and follow the on-screen instructions to update.
To start an update manually:
You can also update your DualSense wireless controller device software using a PC. Visit the guide below for more information.
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