How You Can Use Your PS4 Controller on PS5


The PS5 is Sony’s new console, the most powerful gaming system. It’s a significant upgrade over the last PS4 pro. Sony has added more functionalities and advantages like more storage, support for high resolutions, a better CPU, a better GPU, to name a few. Overall, it is much more capable than the PS4.

If you are thinking about whether your PS4 controller will pair with your PS5, let me say it will. This controller eliminates your need to buy an extra DualSense gamepad. But yes, there is a limitation. You can use your PS4 controller in your PS5 to play only PS4 games. 

PlayStation4 Controller With PlayStation5
PlayStation4 Controller With PlayStation5

Advantages of Using the PS4 Controller on Your New PS5

  • You can add extra controllers to your console.
  • You can play various PS4 games on your PS5.
  • No need to spend extra bucks.
  • You can play PSVR games on your PlayStation5.

“We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller,” Sony stated on the PlayStation blog.

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How to Use a PlayStation4 Dualshock 4 Controller on PlayStation5

  • Plug the PS4 controller into the PS5 via charging cable.
  • Hold the PlayStation button on the controller for a few seconds till a light flashes.
  • Select the user from the list offered by your PS5.
  • Unplug the micro USB cable.

Now you can play your PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 easily. 

You can use the same method with PS4 headsets too.


How to Connect the PS4 Controller to PS5 Wirelessly

  • On your PS5, go to ‘Settings.’
  • Go to ‘Accessories.’ Press x.
  • Hover to ‘Bluetooth Accessories’ and press x.
  • Press the share button and the PlayStation button of your controller together.
  • A light will flash.
  • Once the PlayStation4 controller pairs with the PlayStation5, it appears on the screen under “Accessories found.”
  • Hover to your PS4 controller and press X.


How to Unpair the PS4 Controller From PS5

  • Navigate to ‘Settings.’
  • Scroll down the submenu and select Accessories’.
  • Next, select “Bluetooth Accessories.”
  • A list appears which shows the devices connected to your PS5. 
  • Select DualShock 4 and press ‘Delete.’

Remember that you can’t use a PlayStation5 controller on your PlayStation4. It is the other way round. So, start your game! Happy gaming!


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