How to Sync a PS5 Controller

The Playstation 5 offers numerous improvements compared to its predecessor, the PS4. One of the most notable changes is the introduction of the new DualSense controller. This controller has quickly become a favorite among PS5 users. However, like any wireless controller, there may be times when your DualSense controller becomes disconnected from your console.

Whether you’re setting up your PS5 for the first time or troubleshooting controller issues, knowing how to sync your PS5 controller is crucial. Here’s a simple guide on how to sync a PS5 controller to your console in just a few steps.

How to Sync a PS5 DualSense Controller

A person holds up a PS5 controller.
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Out of the box, the PS5 comes with one DualSense controller and a USB-C charge cable. To sync the DualSense controller to your PS5, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the PS5 console.
  2. Connect the standard USB end of the charge cable to the front or back of the console.
  3. Plug the smaller USB-C end of the cable into the top of the DualSense controller.
  4. Press the PS button on the controller, located just below the speaker on the face of the DualSense.

If done correctly, the controller will blink for a few moments and then light up on the front, indicating that it has been powered on. Eventually, the lights on the controller will turn blue, confirming that it has been successfully synced to the system. You can now unplug the cable and use your DualSense wirelessly. Keep in mind that you will need to charge your DualSense controller periodically using the cable or a charging dock. Additionally, make sure to update the firmware of your PS5 controller if prompted by the system.

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Syncing Additional Controllers to Your PS5

A person plays Crash Bandicoot using a PS5 DualSense controller.
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The PS5 supports up to four DualSense controllers simultaneously, allowing you to enjoy local multiplayer games. To sync additional controllers to your PS5, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the additional controllers are turned off. If the light on a controller is on, it means the device is turned on. Press and hold the PS button for a few seconds to turn it off.
  2. Using the controller that is already paired with your PS5, navigate to Settings > Accessories > General > Bluetooth accessories.
  3. Hold down the PS button and the Create button (the button above the d-pad on the left) simultaneously on the additional controller.
  4. Once the device appears as an accessory found, select it with the first DualSense controller to complete the syncing process.
  5. Test the second controller to ensure it is paired properly. Repeat this process for any additional PS5 controllers (up to four in total).

And that’s it! You’re all set to enjoy multiplayer gaming on your PS5 with synced controllers.

Remember, if you have any questions or encounter any difficulties, don’t hesitate to contact OnSpec Electronic, Inc.. Happy gaming!

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