Even though it may seem easy, learning how to turn off a PS5 controller is not always clear and might be helpful when working with many controllers on a single system. Or let's say you want to leave your console on after you've stopped playing because you want to preserve power between peak usage – either way, Howly has a solution!
Below we have described the most popular way to deactivate your controller.
Look for the large PlayStation regulator in the middle of the device to open the PS5 Control Center.
You will find a small list named Accessories in Settings. Here you will be able to see the battery status and the scheme of the electronic equipment you are using. This system is handy for checking your controller and fine-tuning its settings, but you'll also find a derivative instrument to turn the controller off here.
Click the Accessories button to open the advanced menu. All add-ons linked to the PS5 table are displayed here, and that is also the place where you can manage their settings and disable them individually. If you have multiple controllers connected and running simultaneously, they will be assigned a number in the order in which they were connected.
If you want to disable one DualSense controller, click on the wireless controller you wish to disable and select Disable. Repeat this step for other connected mechanisms if you detach numerous PS5 controllers.
If you, for some reason, failed with the previous method, here are some tips and tricks you can use to turn off your PS5 controller.
You can set up an automatic shutdown so that the gamepad does not discharge in vain when you move away from the console and forget about it.
To do this, follow this path:
Settings → System → Power Saving → Set Time Until Controllers Turn Off
Then, pick out, for example,10 minutes.
Now, if the gamepad is not used for 10 minutes, it will automatically turn off.
The DualSense controller contains an installed speaker, which is quite convenient if you want to audio chat but don't own a headset. Although it is helpful, what if you wish to silence it? Fortunately, it's pretty simple. There is a small horizontal button just beneath the PlayStation icon in the center of the device.
It's as simple as pressing this button to silence yourself. To help you monitor your audio condition, the controller will become orange while you are muted.
To do this, you need to go to the console menu:
After that, the gamepad will turn off.
Also, you can simultaneously hold down the PS and Options buttons on the gamepad, wait 10 seconds, and turn off the gamepad.
As an alternative to using a controller, you can turn the PS5 off manually by following these steps.
This method will power down the console. After a single beep, the console will go into rest mode if you let go of the button.
Now you know how to turn off the PS5 controller without turning off the console so as not to discharge it in vain. From installing a game from a disk to watching movies in an online cinema or videos on YouTube—you don't have to worry about your controller running out of power, thanks to Howly experts!
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