Connect a DualSense Edge wireless controller

How to connect a DualSense Edge wireless controller

Find out how to set up your DualSense Edge™ wireless controller with a PlayStation®5 console.

How to pair a DualSense Edge wireless controller with PS5 consoles

The first time you use your controller, you'll need to pair it with your console.

  1. Turn on your PS5™ console.
  2. Connect the controller to your console using the included USB cable.
  3. Press the PS button.
    The controller powers on. After the light bar blinks, the player indicator lights up.
  • When your controller has enough battery life, you can disconnect the USB cable and use your controller wirelessly.  

  • Please note, your controller can pair with only one PS5 console at a time. When you want to use your controller on another console, you'll need to pair it with that console.  

  • You can use up to 4 controllers at the same time. When you press the PS button, a color is assigned to each player.

  • Always update the system software of your PlayStation®5 console and the device software of your controller to the latest version.

How to use your controller with a wired connection

Need to charge your controller while playing? To use the DualSense Edge wireless controller with a wired connection, you first need to set the connection method.

  1. Go to Settings > Accessories > Controller (General).

  2. Select Communication Method and then select Use USB Cable.

You can now connect your controller using the USB cable provided. To make sure the cable isn’t accidentally disconnected, set up the connector housing.

  1. Slide the latch on the connector housing to open it.
  2. Insert the USB Type-C connector into the connector housing and close the lid.
    Make sure that the USB Type-C connector is positioned correctly.

How to update DualSense Edge wireless controller software

DualSense Edge wireless controller software updates are added when you update your PS5 console system software. 

To check for DualSense Edge wireless controller software updates.

  1. Turn on your PS5 console.

  2. Connect your DualSense Edge wireless controller to your PS5 console using the cable provided.

  3. Go to Settings > Accessories > DualSense Edge Wireless Controller.

  4. Select DualSense Edge Wireless Controller Device Software to update the wireless controller device software.

How to charge your DualSense Edge wireless controller

While your PS5 console is on or in rest mode, connect the controller to your console using the included USB braided cable.

  • When the console is in rest mode, the light bar on the controller slowly blinks orange. 

  • When charging is complete, the light bar turns off.

  • You can also charge the controller by connecting it to your computer or other USB device using a USB cable. Be sure to use a USB cable that complies with USB standards. You may not be able to charge your controller on some devices.

  • You can charge the controller while it’s in its carrying case. Open the flap on the back of the carrying case to access the USB port.

Need more help with your DualSense Edge wireless controller?

Please visit the PlayStation Repairs diagnostic tool for troubleshooting steps.

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