How to connect the PS5 DualSense controller to the PC. If you have asked yourself this question, in this article we will teach you how to do it in a simple way.
DualSense is the new PS5 controller and, like the previous version, DualShock 4, too you can use it to play games on PC. There are several ways to do this via cable or via Bluetooth.
The DualSense controller is also compatible with Android smartphones, but currently does not support the latest iOS for iPhone.
How to connect the PS5 DualSense controller to the PC step by step
the sony remote Dual Sense PS5 It is undoubtedly one of the most fantastic controls of recent times. Thanks to its advanced haptic (related to touch) motors and “adaptive” triggers (DualSense L2 and R2 buttons), it’s a big step up from its predecessor, DualShock 4. However, the innovative features of DualSense are still limited to the PS5, as for example DualSense does not have drivers for Windows.
Connect DualSense to PC via cable
Connect DualSense via a cable too easy. To do this, you will need a usb type c cable to connect the controller to your PC.
Connect DualSense to PC via Bluetooth
First, open the Bluetooth and other devices menu in Windows. Click the “Windows” icon, then the “gear” icon for settings, and finally “Devices.”
Then click on “Add Bluetooth or other device” and the first item in the next menu that says “Bluetooth”. Your PC will start searching for available devices.
Now on the DualSense controller press and press and hold the PS + Share buttons on the controller (the small button located to the left of the touchpad) until the LEDs around the touchpad begin to blink rapidly. Within a few seconds, “Wireless Controller” should appear in the list of Bluetooth devices for connection. Just click on it to finish the pairing.
He DualSense controller is now available on Windows with its DirectInput driver, making controller recognition possible for some games. However, many PC games today rely on Microsoft’s XInput driver for Xbox controllers, so the accessory will be quite limited without any additional software to help it out. Thankfully Steam already has support for DualSense, which reduces issues when using the controller connected to the PC.
How to set up PS5 controller on Steam
Steam added this initial support since the November 12 beta client update. Using the beta client is the easiest way to get your DualSense working on PC, even if you want to use it in non-Steam games. To switch to the Steam beta client, open the Steam menu > Settings > Account and click “Switch” under “Beta Membership”.
In your account settings, choose the “Change” option to change your beta membership.
Here, choose “Steam Beta Update” to opt into the beta client of the program. You will need to update and restart Steam to download the latest version.
Choose the “Steam Beta Update” option.
With that done, it’s time to get DualSense working with your PC. To get started, connect via cable or Bluetooth as described above. Once connected, open Steam and run Big Picture mode (the only way to access controller settings).
You should see that it is now recognized and listed as a PlayStation 5 controller. Steam will automatically configure keyboard shortcuts to mimic the layout of an Xbox controller; the Triangle button is Y, the Square button is X, etc.
You can choose “Calibrate” to adjust the controller’s sensitivity and “Preferences” to give the controller a name, enable/disable vibration, and set the color and brightness of the LED strip around the touchpad.
One important tip here is that you need to make sure the “Enable PlayStation Controls Settings” option is checked if you want to customize your controller layout or gyroscope controls. With this option selected, you can press the PS button on the controller from any Steam game to open the settings screen.
From this screen, you can change the button shortcuts, change the way the touchpad works (you can do separate left and right button clicks), and also set up the gyroscope, if you want to use the scope. You can also configure action sets to allow totally different button combinations and then switch to them in game.
For example, if you only want to use gyro controls while on a plane in GTA, you can create an Action Set for that and activate it by pressing a specific key each time you board a plane.
If you just want your DualSense to work like any ordinary game controller, you can ignore this screen, without the need for any adjustments.
How to use DualSense in games outside of Steam
If you want to use DualSense in a game outside of Steamfor example in Epic Games Storethere is a solution that should work for almost all titles. The easiest way to do this is to add the game to Steam. The platform has an “Add a non-Steam game” feature for Windows executables that allows you to add other programs to your library and then make use of the launcher to run that game.
To do this, click the “Add Game” option in the bottom left corner of Steam and choose the “Add a non-Steam game” option to open a list of programs on your PC. In most cases, this should allow you to add a game and use a controller configured on the platform to use it in the game.
Ready! Now you know how to connect the PS5 DualSense controller to the PC. Remember that we have shown you 3 ways to use the PS5 controller to play, via USB, Bluetooth and Steam.