How to resync a PS5 DualSense controller

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Dualsense Trigger Closeup (Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Android Central)

It's annoying when your DualSense controller disconnects and you aren't able to keep playing on your PS5. Fortunately, restoring a connection is a simple process regardless of what has gone wrong. Here's how to resync a PS5 DualSense controller.

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How to resync a PS5 DualSense controller

  1. Turn on your PS5.
  2. Connect the DualSense controller to the PS5 with a USB-C cord.
  3. Press the PS button to turn on your DualSense.
  4. Make sure you controller has a charged battery.
  5. You can check the battery life under the Accessories section.
  6. When charged, you can disconnect the USB-C cable.

Your controller should now stay connected wirelessly to your PS5 without issue. If it won't stay connected once you unplug the USB-C cable, you'll need to reset the controller. To reset your DualSense entirely:

  1. Turn off your PS5.
  2. Make sure your DualSense is turned off.
  3. Find the small reset button on the back of the DualSense.

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  1. Using a tiny tool, press the button and hold for 5 seconds.
  2. Try to connect the DualSense to your PS5 again.

This should entirely solve your problem. If your DualSense continues to stay unresponsive, you'll need to contact Sony for a replacement.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on PlayStation on Android Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert