A charged controller is necessary to enjoy long gaming sessions on your PS5. The PS5 DualSense controller lasts 6 to 12 hours on a full charge, depending on how intensive a game is.
Avoid using third-party chargers or smartphone chargers to juice up your PS5 controllers. While they may work fine, using the PS5’s USB ports is recommended to avoid any voltage fluctuations.
Here is what you’ll need to charge your PS5 controller:
- Your PS5
- Your PS5 Controller
- A USB Type C cable (It comes with the console)
- Optional: a charging station (optional accessory sold separately)
When ready to charge your PS5 controller, follow these steps:
- Turn on your PS5
- Insert the USB Type A end in a USB port on the PS5
- Insert the USB Type C end in the PS5 controller
- Press the PS button to bring up the dashboard. The controller icon will have a green lightning bolt to indicate charging.
- The controller itself will have a breathing yellow glow to indicate charging.
You can keep on playing games while the controller charges. Alternatively, the official PS5 Charging Station can charge two PS5 controllers at the same time.
- Plug in the Charging Station in the PS5 via a USB cable.
Note: The PS5 controller takes 2.5 to 3 hours to charge from zero to full. The charging time increases if you play a video game during charging.