How to Charge PS5 Controller

Finally, after a long time of saving money, you can allow yourself to buy the new PS5 Controller. You went to the store, bought it, and even used it because it was charged, and then… a problem appeared. Even though you fell in love with the shape and the graphic gorgeousness, you have no idea how to charge PS5 controller.

For a moment you wonder if all your money went into the water? Fortunately, I will inform you that you are in the right place and the only thing you need to do is keep reading.

Bringing Your PS5 Back to Life

The solution you have been looking for is right in front of you. And not only one but two. Yes, you read right. The problem that seemed to be unsolvable has two different ways out.

The not convenient one

If you choose to find out how to charge PS5 controller using the cable that is provided with the box, just continue reading this paragraph. I wrote the not convenient one because you have to get up from your gaming chair and find the cable that comes with your PS5. Additionally,  plug the USB-C end into the port on the top rear side of the controller and after that, connect the USB Type-A side of the cable to the controller’s front USB ports.

You did that? Well, if you see a light bar that started to pulse in an orange shade, it means that you are bringing your PS5 back to life. Meanwhile, once charging is complete, you won’t see the orange shade anymore and you are now allowed to disconnect the DualSense.

*As additional information, you can plug the cable into a computer or laptop and the PS5 will start to charge the same second your computer turns on.

How to Charge PS5 Controller

The suitable one

Yes, most of you will jump to this part because it looks easier and the charging can be done using your favorite toy-your phone. When thinking about how to charge PS5 controller, most of you probably thought about it this way, so let’s break it down into several steps.

  • Starting with your phone capacity
  • If you want to use your phone as a charger, you should check that it delivers at least 5 volts of power. You can do this by checking into the phone settings option.
  • Following that, connect the USB-C end to the DualSense controller and again, the orange color will appear to indicate charging.

Luckily, I can say that charging is not rocket science.  When you see that the light bar goes off, you are free to go. Grab your PS5 controller and get back to your favorite spot. Just don’t lose track of time and spend 8 hours or more in front of the screen!


To cut a long story short, I can say that there is nothing to worry about. Charging your PS5 controller, as you can see for yourself by reading this article is a piece of cake. Just get your USB cable and get your PS5 controller a dose of electrical juice. Grab a snack while waiting for your controller to finish charging and continue where you stopped.  Good luck with the game!

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