Do you want to know how to make your PC detect your PS5 Dualsense Controller? Well, it’s actually easier than you may imagine.
The triggers on the Dualsense controller for the PlayStation 5 have some cool characteristics. To really benefit from this, you’ll need to connect your PS5 controller to your PC. Some games even let you use the Dualsense triggers on PC.
Fortunately, there are a few options available, and the procedure is rather straightforward. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle, look into some of the top PC controllers available.
You should be able to repeat these instructions for the Dualsense Edge controller as well.
Link the PS5 Dualsense controller to the computer using a USB
The first approach is the simplest of them all; all you actually need to do to connect the Dualsense to your PC is plug the controller into USB-C. Any old cable, including USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C, should function.
Microsoft Windows will pick up the controller after a brief delay, and soon your PC will be equipped with the beautiful triggers of the controller.
However, you can wirelessly connect the PS5 Dualsense controller to the PC if you don’t want a cable hanging around afterward.
Bluetooth connection of the PS5 Dualsense controller to the computer
When you type “Devices” into your search box, a menu should appear; in Windows 10, it is called Bluetooth & Devices, and in Windows 11, it is just called Devices.
All you have to do from here is choose “Add device,” which is indicated by a + sign or something similar, and then pick “Bluetooth” from the selection.
Hold the Share and PlayStation buttons depressed on your Dualsense controller until you notice lights flashing around your touchpad.
The controller should be identified as a “Wireless Controller,” rather than the standard Dualsense designation.
Configure the Dualsense PS5 controller on Steam.
It’s a really easy process to configure your PS5 Dualsense controller on Steam. All you have to do is launch Steam first. After that, click the Steam button to access “Settings” and choose the “Controller” tab.
If you can’t see this usually, you should be able to see it by starting Steam in Big Picture Mode. The setting should be called “General Controller Settings,” where you will be able to pick “PlayStation Configuration Support.”
When you’re back in-game, use the Playstation Button to set up the profile for any Steam game you might be playing.