PlayStation 5 Controller is one of the best in the business. However, not all users are able to enjoy the controller to the fullest. According to some users, Windows is not detecting PS5 Controller. In this article, we are going to talk about this in detail and see how you can resolve the issue easily.
Why won’t my PC find my PS5 controller?
When connecting the PS5 Controller to your PC, you have to press and hold the center button of your controller and press the Share button. If you do that, your PC will find the controller and you will be able to add it easily after that. However, a lot of Bluetooth and USB PS5 Controllers are failing to get recognized by the Windows PC. According to some users, the PS5 app is saying “No Controller Connected”, whereas, as per some reports, there is no error message.
Usually, this issue is nothing but a temporary glitch that can be resolved by just restarting the system. But, there are a lot of cases, where restarting doesn’t yield any success. The controller is still not getting recognized and gamers are still getting frustrated. Therefore, you should check the solutions mentioned hereinafter and resolve the issue easily. Make sure to go through the solutions in the mentioned order.
Fix Windows not detecting PS5 Controller
If Windows is not detecting PS5 Controller, then follow the given steps to resolve the issue.
- Restart the devices
- Check your port and cable
- Check your controller
- Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter (if applicable)
- Unpair and Pair the controller
- Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Restart the devices
Sometimes, the issue is nothing but a glitch that can be resolved just by restarting the PS5 console. So, turn off the console, unplug all the cables, and wait for half a second, Then, plug the cables and turn off the PS5 console. Hopefully, it will do the job for you.
2] Check your port and cable
Next up, you should try switching the ports. If the controller starts working when connected to another port, then you know what the problem is. If that doesn’t work, try using a different cable as malfunctioned cables can also cause problems.
3] Check your controller
A lot of users were able to resolve the issue by pressing and holding the middle button of their PlayStation controller until the blue light stops flashing. Then, connect the controller via USB, the issue will be resolved.
4] Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter (if applicable)
If your controller is connected via Bluetooth, then one of the things you can do to resolve the issue is to deploy the Bluetooth Troubleshooter. This utility is present on all Windows computers and can be used to fix any Bluetooth-related issue. Follow the given steps to do the same.
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Go to System > Troubleshoot.
- Click on Other troubleshooters.
- Click on Run associated with Bluetooth.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooters.
- Click on Bluetooth > Run the troubleshooter.
Let the process run and hopefully, your issue will be resolved.
5] Unpair and Pair the controller
As mentioned earlier, the issue can be nothing but a glitch. This glitch can stop you from connecting the controller to your computer. To resolve it, we are going to unpair and then pair the controller.
To do that, open the Bluetooth Settings. You hit Win + I and go to Bluetooth & devices > Devices to open the Settings we are going to configure. Then remove ITE Device and/or Wireless Controller. It can be removed by clicking on the three vertical dots and then Remove.
Now, press and hold the PS5 Home button from your controller. While holding the button, press the Share button until it starts blinking. Then add the Bluetooth device, your issue will be resolved.
6] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
There are a lot of apps and services that can interfere with your controller and cause trouble. To find the exact culprit, we have to perform Clean Boot. You can then keep turning on five services at a time to know what’s causing the issue. After identifying the app, you can delete it and resolve your issue.
Hopefully, you are able to resolve the issue with our solutions.
Does Windows recognize PS5 controller?
Yes, you can get your PS5 Controller to connect to your Windows PC, quite easily. Both USB and Bluetooth Controllers work perfectly with the Windows PC, however, to make the Bluetooth controller recognizable, you need to press and hold the center button of your controller and while holding the button, press the Share button. This way, your computer’s Bluetooth will be able to recognize the controller.