How to Turn Off a PS5 Controller

Turning off a PS5 controller is easy. It can be done from the PS5 dashboard, settings, or using the controller itself. This feature comes in handy when Player Two is away, and you want to save battery life on their controller. Here is how to turn off a PS5 controller:

Turn Off PS5 Controller Physically

Press and hold the PS button on the controller for around 10-15 seconds. The lights on the controller will go out, indicating it has turned off.

PS5 button on the DualSense Controller
Long press the PS button

Turn Off PS5 Controller from the Dashboard

  1. On the main PS5 screen, press the PS button on the controller to bring up the dashboard

    Press the PS button on the controller to bring up the dashboard
    The PS button brings up the PS5 dashboard
  2. Navigate to the Accessories Option on the dashboard. It’s the third option from the right.

    Navigate to the accessories tab on the dashboard
    Move to the accessories tab
  3. Select the Accessories icon to display all attached accessories

    Press X to open the quick accessories menu and select Wireless Controller
    Displaying all connected Accessories
  4. Select the Wireless Controller to bring up the submenu.
  5. Select Turn Off on the menu to completely shut down your controller.

    In the submenu press the Turn Off button to shut down the controller
    Select the Turn Off option
  6. You won’t be able to use the controller until you turn it on by pressing the PS button on it.

Turn Off PS5 Controller from Settings

  1. Select the Settings icon on the top right.

    The Settings Gear Icon is located on the top right of the main screen
    Select Settings
  2. Navigate to the Accessories settings

    Scroll down to the Accessories Option
    Select Accessories
  3. In General, select Turn Off Accessories.

    In General select the Turn Off Accessories Option
    Select Turn Off Accessories
  4. All connected accessories, including any controllers, will be displayed here

    All attached accessories including the controller will be here, Press X to turn it off
    Select Wireless Controller
  5. Select the controller you want to turn off
  6. The controller will shut down

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