Why your PS5 Controller is Not Charging or Charging Slow? Is your PS5 Controller’s Battery Draining Quickly? In this troubleshooting, we’ll show you some of the best potential solutions to fix the PS5 DualSense Controller charging issues. Keep in mind that you’re not the only one with this issue, there are hundreds of PS5 users who’ve reported charging issues after using it for the first time, and it’s not a big deal to fix if it is happening due to a software glitch.
Start with updating the PS5 Console.
- 1 PS5 Controller Not Charging or Charging Very Slow
- 1.1 Update PS5
- 1.2 Try Charging Controller using Back Port (Highly Recommended when Controller is Charging Slow)
- 1.3 Tweak Rest Mode Settings on Console
- 1.4 Charge DualSense Controller with Alternate Cable and Power Source
- 1.5 Clean the Charging Ports
- 1.6 Reset the PS5 DualSense Controller
- 1.7 Buy PS5 Controller Charging Station
PS5 Controller Not Charging or Charging Very Slow
After knowing about this issue, Sony has already pushed the software update for PS5, though it isn’t for PS5 controller charging problems, updating the console will resume the charging function of your DualSense controller, I’ve done it already. That’s why I’m recommending you to download and install the latest software update in your PS5 Console.
- Turn On PS5 and open the Settings.
- Navigate to the System option and select it.
- On the System screen, go to the System Software Update and Settings.
- To manually update the System Software, select Update System Software
- While turn on Download Update Files Automatically and Install Update Files Automatically to update the PS5 automatically.
- If any update is available, PS5 will automatically download and install, and during that process, it may restart a few times. Seatback and relax, and make sure PS5 won’t turn off and stay connected to an internet connection.
Try Charging Controller using Back Port (Highly Recommended when Controller is Charging Slow)
Your PS5 Console has one USB-A Port in the front and two USB-A Port on the rear side, and needless to say, there’s one USB-C Port on the front. Which port are you using to charge the DualSense Controller? Front? Did you try charging the controller using the Rear USB Port? If not, then immediately plug the controller into the rear port and see if it works.
Tweak Rest Mode Settings on Console
This one is helpful. If the hardware isn’t faulty then you should tweak the Rest Mode Settings on the PS5 Console to ensure the charging functions correctly.
- Go to the Settings of the PS5 Console.
- Select System
- Then, select Power Saving > Features Available in Rest Mode.
- Go to Supply Power to USB Ports and set it to Always or 3 Hours.
Charge DualSense Controller with Alternate Cable and Power Source
Sometimes the Console may not be delivering the thorough power supply to the Controller, due to a corrupted cable or power source. In such cases, I’d strongly advise you to charge the controller using an alternate cable and use a Laptop or PC as a power source.
Clean the Charging Ports
The dust and debris could block the power flow and stop the charging. Therefore, make sure the charging port of the DualSense Controller and the Console itself. Do it carefully using a toothpick or blow some air.
Reset the PS5 DualSense Controller
The DualSense Controller can be separately reset to the factory settings, you will see a small hole on the backside of the controller, insert a paper clip for five seconds into the Reset hole which is next to the Sony watermark.
Buy PS5 Controller Charging Station
Here are the best and cheap charging stations for PS5 Controller are available on Amazon, check it out.
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