How to Reset a PS5 Controller

Resetting your PS5 controller can solve connectivity issues and ensure the controller is operating more smoothly and responsively.

To reset a PS5 controller, you will need:

  • A PS5 Controller
  • A small pin or paperclip
  • A USB Type-A to Type-C cable

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off your PS5 and unplug the controller if it’s plugged in.
  2. Turn over the PS5 controller and look for a tiny hole in the back.

    The back of the PS5 Controller
    The back of the PS5 Controller and the reset “hole.”
  3. Insert a pointy object into the hole, preferably a straightened-out paper clip.

    Insert the paperclip or pin here
    Insert the paperclip or pin in the hole.
  4. You’ll feel a button inside getting clicked. Hold the pressure on it for five seconds.
  5. The PS5 controller is now reset to its default factory settings.
  6. Use the USB Type-A to Type-C cable to reconnect the controller to your PS5. Here’s a detailed guide on how to pair and connect a PS5 Controller.

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