On the DualSense controller, hold down the Create button and the PlayStation logo button together.
Press and hold the PS4 controller's Share button and PlayStation button until the light on the top of the controller starts to flash. Look at your TV for 'DualShock 4' appearing as a Bluetooth devices. Select it with your PS5 controller and press X. The PS4 controller should now be paired with the PS5.
What to Know
How to connect PS5 controller with Android, iOS devices. Press and hold the PS button and Create button on your DualSense controller till the light around the trackpad starts flashing blue. On Android or iOS, head to Settings. Tap on Bluetooth.
Plus, you can sit back and relax, instead being up close to the screen. PS5 DualSense controller works both wired and wirelessly if your PC supports Bluetooth, but if you want to use it wired, make sure you have a USB-C to USB-A lead.
As previously mentioned, both the next-gen PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles include one wireless controller. However, you will probably want an extra controller for when friends come over, or if you want to play while your controller is charging.
The DualSense PS5 controller price is $69.99 / £59.99 / AU$109 for the White or Midnight Black colors. The Cosmic Red, Nova Pink and Starlight Blue versions are a little more expensive at $74.99 / £64.99.
A word of warning: the PS5 DualSense controller is a fantastic bit of kit, and so usually has a hefty price tag attached to it. They currently retail at $69.99/£59.99, and although it has been available since November 2020, they (just like the console) retain their value really well.
How to use a PS4 or PS5 controller with iPhone and iPad
For iPhone Take the PS5 controller that you want to connect and simultaneously press and hold the central PS Button in combination with the Create Button (left of the touchpad with the three lines). Let go of the two buttons when the controller's light begins to flash blue. The controller is now in Pairing Mode.
How to Connect the PS5 DualSense controller to iPhone or iPad. Open your iOS device's Settings app and navigate to Bluetooth. On your DualSense controller, press and hold the Share button (next to the D-Pad, with three lines radiating out from the top) and the PS button (in between the thumbsticks) at the same time.
Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your iPhone, and then open Settings and navigate to the Bluetooth section. On your controller, hold the Share and PlayStation buttons together for at least three seconds or until you see the light bar on your controller flashing blue, indicating it has entered pairing mode.
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This same process described above will work for any iOS device running iOS 14.5 or later, so you can pair your PS5 controller not only with iPhone but iPads and many other devices too. If you struggle to pair your controller with your iPhone, turn on your PS5 and connect your controller via USB to the console.
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You can use a PS5 controller with a PC or Mac using Bluetooth or a USB cable.