How to Reset Your PS5 Controller: A Step-by-Step Guide

If your PS5 controller is unresponsive, try a hard reset by taking a paperclip or pin and pushing the reset button on the back of the controller . Hold it down for five seconds, and try reconnecting the controller to the PS5 console to resync it.

If you’re experiencing issues with your PlayStation 5 controller, such as connectivity problems or unresponsiveness, resetting it might be the solution you need. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to reset your PS5 controller.

First, locate the small hole located at the back of the controller. Get something small that can fit in there, such as a lead pencil or thumbtack. Insert the object into the hole and hold it in there for five seconds. You should hear a button click sound when you do this.

Next, grab the USB cable that came with your controller and connect it to your PS5. Hold down the PlayStation button on the controller until it pops up on your screen. If your controller doesn’t connect automatically, go to “Settings,” then “Accessories,” “General,” and “Bluetooth Accessories.” Hold the PlayStation button again to reset and turn on your controller.

If you don’t have a USB cable, you can still reset your controller. Hold down the button at the back and press the PlayStation and Share buttons at the same time. This will bring up the reset option on the screen. To select it, you can use another connected controller and go to “Wireless” and then “Register.”

That’s it! You’ve successfully reset your PS5 controller and it should be functioning properly again. Remember that the easiest way to reset your controller is by using the USB cable, but if you don’t have one, the second method works just as well.