Either because you have bought a new DualSense controller and want to make it work with your console, or because the PS5 controller is giving you problems, in this article we are going to show you what are the steps to synchronize a DualSense controller with the PS5 console , from the beginning and in detail but in the easiest way possible so that anyone can do it satisfactorily and quickly.
The PS5 controller is Bluetooth compatible, which means you don’t need to physically connect it to use it on the console. However, this also means that it is necessary to synchronize or pair it with it, so below we are going to show you what are the steps you must follow to do so.
Synchronize your PS5 controller easily and quickly
Like its predecessors, the DualShock 3 and DualShock 4, the DualSense controller of the PS5 can be used wirelessly, but if you do not have it connected by cable it will not work automatically with the nearest PS5 but you will have to perform the pairing process. This, of course, you will not have to do every time you want to use it: just do it the first time and it will stay paired until the link is broken (for example, by synchronizing the controller with a different PS5 or to use it with a PC ).
Connecting the controller to the PS5 for the first time
If you are connecting your PS5 for the first time, you must connect the DualSense controller by cable as it will be necessary to configure your account. A cable is included with the console, so connect it to one of the front ports of the PS5 via cable, and at the other end to the USB-C connector on the controller.
To turn on the controller, press the PlayStation button located between the two analog joysticks: the console will automatically connect with the controller, which means that you can use it automatically. Once the console is configured, you can disconnect the cable and you will see that the controller continues to work, because the setup process includes an automatic pairing process with the controller.
Activate controller pairing mode
If what you are doing is trying to synchronize a controller that you have purchased separately (that is, adding an additional controller), then the pairing mode must be done via Bluetooth.
The first step is to put the DualSense controller in pairing mode, and for this you must press and hold the button of the PlayStation logo (the same one with which it is turned on) and the Create button at the same time. This “Create” button is located at the top left of the trackpad. You can release these two buttons when you see the light under the trackpad rapidly blink blue, go dark for one second, and then blink again.
Now, with your main console controller you must go to the PS5 Settings by selecting the small icon with the gear in the upper right corner of the main menu, then you must navigate to the “Accessories” menu -> “General” -> “Bluetooth Accessories “. In this menu, if the PS5 controller keeps flashing due to pairing mode, you should see “Wireless Controller” at the bottom, where it says “Accessories found.” Select it and the secondary controller will sync with your PS5 and appear in the Registered Accessories list.
If you want to disable the controller’s pairing mode, simply press the button with the PlayStation logo once.
Reset the DualSense remote
If the controller is giving you problems and you want to pair it with the console again, resetting it may be the best solution (especially to avoid other problems). This will return the controller to factory settings and we can re-synchronize the controller with the PS5 using the methods that we have explained before in this tutorial.
You will have to turn the remote over, and look for a small hole that is located just to the right of the SONY logo. To be able to press the button you will need a paper clip or some other very fine but hard tool (we do not recommend using a toothpick in case it breaks).
You will have to press and hold this button for at least 5 seconds, and once done, proceed to turn on the remote and synchronize it normally.