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How to Reset PS5 Controller (Step by Step Guide)



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PS5 is one of the most powerful Console Sony releases in its Console family. This brand-new Controller gives the next-gen feel in the palm of your hand. The gamers love this new tool and give overwhelming responses to it. However, no matter how powerful it is, PS5 still vulnerable to errors and other technical issues. To wipe off these errors, you need to Reset the PS5 Controller.

However, after constantly accessing the device for a long time, you might experience problems with launching games, console responsiveness, and various technical issues. If you are having such type of issues, then it is time to reset your PS5 Controller.

Today in this guide, we will discuss resetting your PS5 Controller. So without further ado, let’s get started.

If you face a PS4 controller flashing white light error, you must read our guide for the best fixes.

Why is it needed to Reset the PS5 Controller?

Resetting your PS5 Controller generally solves lots of problems. These are:

  • If you can’t able to pair your Controller with PS5
  • If the Controller fails to receive your inputs
  • When the Controller stops functioning
  • If it does not work as you expected
  • When the Controller fails to connect through Bluetooth
  • When you are not able to connect The PS5 to Controller through USB Cable
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How to Reset PS5 Controller?

Two ways to Reset the PS5 Controller are Soft Reset and Hard Reset. If the problem is not so big and complicated, this can be solved by Soft Reset.

Steps to Soft Reset the PS5 Controller

  • First of all, Disconnect the Controller.
  • Now, press the PS button on the Controller. After this, the home screen will display on the screen.
  • Again press the PS button. This will open the  Control Center menu
  • In the Control Center, choose the Accessories menu and then Controllers
  • After this, Select the Controller that you want to reset
  • Choose the power off the option to turn off the Controller
  • After this, power on the Controller again. That’s it!

However, if this function does not solve your problem, you are only left with one solution- Hard Reset your device. It is also known as Factory Reset.

Steps to Hard Reset your device.

Factory resetting is a very crucial and important step that wipes all your personal data. When you factory reset your device, all settings and preferences will be set to default. It also deletes all the downloaded content permanently. So before attempting the Factory Reset, it is advised to take a backup of your data.

Don’t know how to take a backup? Don’t worry! We are here to help you.

How to create a backup of your data?

  • First of all, navigate to the Settings of your device and tap on System
  • Under System, tap on the Backup and Restore option.
  • To take backup in an external hard drive, insert it and create a backup
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Steps to Factory Reset PS5 Controller

  • First of all, you need to turn off the system completely. For this, remove the Controller from Playstation 5.
  • Next, you will see a tiny hole at the back of the PS5 Controller. Insert a paper clip into the hole and press the button for 5 seconds
  • Connect the Controller to the PS5 device via the USB Charging Cable and then press the PS button. That’s it!

Factory Resetting your device without a Controller.

What to do if your Controller is faulty and breaks? Is it still possible to reset your PS5 device without a Controller?

Definitely! You can use External Peripherals such as a keyboard or Mouse to reset your device.

First Method: With the help of an External Keyboard

If you are owing an External wired Keyboard, it is possible. However, the keyboard should have a USB A-type cord. However, the steps will remain the same.

Second Method: Through PlayStation App

You can use your Smartphone as a temporary Controller to navigate the PlayStation app. The PlayStation app lets you reset your device in a couple of seconds. The only thing you need to take care of is that both Smartphone and PS5 should be connected to the same wireless network.


Q1: How do you Reset the PS4 Controller?

  • First of all, turn off your PS4 device and disconnect the internet
  • On the Controller, tap on the Reset button present beside the L2 button
  • Use any thin pin to insert into the slot and press it for 5 seconds
  • Connect the Controller to PS4 through USB Charging Cable
  • Switch on your PS4.
  • Press the PS button on the Controller. That’s it!
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Q2: What is the difference between the PS5 Console and the PS5 Digital Edition Console?

The only difference between the two devices is the addition of an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive in the PS5 Console. It lets the players play Blu-ray disc games easily. However, the PS5 Digital Edition does not feature this disk drive.

Final Words

That’s all about how to Reset the PS5 Controller. If a soft reset does not solve your problem, it is recommended to go with Hard Reset. I hope this tutorial proves to be helpful for you. Keep sharing it with your friends and Colleagues. If there is any query! Feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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