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How To Update A PS5 Controller

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Published 29 March 2022

Last updated on 5 July 2022

To properly maintain your console and enjoy your gaming experience, keeping your PS5 controller updated is highly important. The console doesn’t only get updated, but it will also fix any bugs, ensuring that you can enjoy playing games without any technical issues.

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Updating your controller on PS5 is pretty straightforward. The controller will inform you when there’s a new update to be downloaded, and once that’s been given, you can follow the steps in our guide. Keep in mind that there’s no way to force your PS5 controller to update manually.

Some gaming enthusiasts who own a PS5 might tell you there’s a way to trick or force your console to show the update notification, but this has a higher chance of breaking the controller. It can also cause further issues with your PS5 controller. With that in mind, follow these easy steps to update your PS5 controller.

Step 1: Receive the notification on the PS5

The first thing to do is wait for your PS5 controller to send you a notification. Whenever there’s a new firmware update, you will be instantly notified on your controller. So, always check the notifications so you don’t miss them.

If you dismiss it or ignore it, you will be reminded after 24 hours, so you can’t miss the update. Avoid resetting the time on your PS5 controller to get the update.

Step 2: Use a USB cable to plug it in

Once you’ve accepted the notification, you can plug your controller into your console. It’s impossible to update a controller wirelessly, so you need to plug it into the console. The console usually has room for USB ports at the front or back.

Step 3: Select ‘Update Now’

Once it’s plugged in, you will see an ‘Update Now’ button on your PS5 console. It would turn white, and you can click on it to start updating the controller. When it starts loading, you need to sit tight and wait for the controller to update. The updating process takes a couple of minutes. While updating, avoid pulling out the USB or switching off the console.

Step 4: Finish

Once the update is complete, your controller will be up to date. You will be redirected to the PS5 home screen, and you can safely disconnect the controller from the console. When a new update is announced or notified, you only have to follow the above process.


Depending on how fast your internet connection is, you can keep your controller on PS5 updated and play free from bugs and other problems within a few minutes or longer. You can play the top 2022 games seamlessly with your newly updated controller.

Look out for your next PS5 controller update, and don’t dismiss it. If you’re too busy, you can ask for a reminder in the next 24 hours or take some time out to get the update done. Don’t put it off and try to trigger it later on, as this can damage your console and/or controller.


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