How to connect a PS5 controller with a Windows PC

by Krish Karthik
How to connect a PS5 controller with a Windows PC

The PS5 DualSense controller is one of the best controllers on the market, and it features an ergonomic design that makes it easier to hold for long periods of time. This controller is mainly designed for the PS5, but you can also use it with your PC to enjoy your favorite games. In this guide, you will learn how to connect a PS5 controller with a Windows PC. Let’s get started.

Does the PS5 DualSense controller work with a Windows PC ?

The PS5 controller is the product of PlayStation, which is a direct competitor to the Xbox, which is owned by Microsoft. That is why the PS5 controller is not fully supported by Windows, but you can use the steam utility or DS4Windows to connect the PS5 controller to your Windows PC, and we will show you how to do it.

How to Connect a PS5 Controller to Windows PC Using Steam (Wireless)

Windows doesn’t officially support the PS5 controller, but if you have Steam Game Launcher on your system, you can use it. This is because Steam includes a special update that allows Windows users to connect a PS5 controller with a Windows PC using Steam.

Here’s how you can connect a PS5 controller with a Windows PC using Steam.

Step 1:
In the first step, make sure that Bluetooth is turned on on your PC and your PS5 controller. Now go to Settings> Devices> Activate the Bluetooth button to activate it. Once it is, click on “Add Bluetooth or another device” and select Bluetooth.

Step 2:
In the second step, you will establish a Bluetooth connection between the Windows PC and the PS5 controller. Press and hold the PlayStation button and the share button at the same time and hold them until the light next to the touchpad begins to flash. This is a sign that the PS5 controller is now in pairing mode.

Head over to your computer and search for the PS5 controller among the available devices and connect it. If the system asks for a PIN code, just enter “0000” and you are good to go.

Step 3:
Once the connection is established, you will need to configure the PS5 controller on your Steam. Open the settings on your Steam, go to the controller section, and click on General Controller Settings. Now search for PlayStation setup support and check the box to enable customization.

Step 4:
In the next step, you will customize your PS5 controller. Here you can map the different commands to the buttons on the PS5 controller, and that’s it.

How to connect a PS5 controller to a Windows PC using Steam (using USB)

the process of connecting a PS5 controller to a Windows PC via USB is not too complex. Before connecting it, you will need a USB-C to USB-A cable, which will allow you to connect the controller to your Windows PC.

Once logged in, go to Steam and follow the steps in the section above starting with step 3 to set up the PS5 controller on your Steam. Once the setup is complete, you will be able to enjoy PC games while using the PS5 controller.

How to Connect PS5 Controller to Windows PC Using DS4 Windows

In the above methods, you can easily connect a PS5 controller, but you will only be able to play Steam games. However, if you have DS4Windows software, you can use PS5 controllers to play other games on your PC. Here is how you can connect PS5 controller with Windows PC using DS4Windows.

Step 1:
In the first step, you will need to download DS4Windows software on your system. Just go to Github and download DS4Windows to your system. Once you have downloaded the software, unzip the file and search for DS4Updater.exe. Open it and let the software update its drivers. Now open DS4Windows.exe and install the software on your system.

Step 2:
Now open the DS4Windows software in your system and select the default folder where your settings and profiles will be saved. Now install the DS4 drivers, and that’s it.

Step 3:
Connect the PS5 controller via Bluetooth or USB and you should be able to play games with the PS5 controller.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a PS5 controller in Windows without DS4Windows?

If you don’t want to use DS4Windows, you can connect your PS5 controller to your PC, but it will only run Steam games. You will not be able to play games without steam on your system using the PS5 controller.

Is DS4Windows software reliable?

DS4Windows is quite popular software that allows Windows users to use the PS5 controller on their systems. When it comes to reliability, it’s pretty reliable software. If you know how to code, you can also check the files on Github and see if it’s safe or not.

Can I connect my PS5 DualSense controller to my Windows PC?

Windows does not officially support PlayStation controllers, which means you cannot directly use the PS5 controller on your system. However, if you have Steam or DS4Windows software, you can enjoy your favorite games with your PS5 DualSense controller.

What is the port of the PS5 DualSense controller?

The PS5 DualSense controller is a modern gamepad, and it comes with a USB Type-C port which is the standard port on most devices these days.

PS5 controller vs Xbox: what is the best solution to play on PC?

Xbox controllers are officially supported on Windows, which means you can use them without any issues. On the flip side, PS5 controllers aren’t officially supported, but you can still use them using Steam or DS4Windows software. So, when it comes to the gaming experience, both controllers are pretty good, and it depends on your personal preferences, which controller you use regularly.

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