PS5: How to use PS4 DualShock 4 Controller on PlayStation 5

Have a few PS4 DualShock 4 controllers lying around and would like to use them with your new PS5 console?

Here’s how you can do it.

PS4 DualShock 4: Here’s how to pair and use it on PS5

These are the steps you need to pair and use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on PS5 console:

1) Get a micro USB cable. You can’t use the DualSense cable that comes with the PS5, since DualShock 4 is using micro USB port, while DualSense is using USB-C.

2) Plug the micro USB cable, one end to PlayStation 5 and the other end to DualShock 4. The light bar on DualShock 4 will turn orange.

3) Press the PS button to pair. Once pressed, the DualShock 4 controller will be paired to the PS5 console.

4) Assign the user to use DualShock 4 controller. Select from the available users from the screen.

Once done, you can now use PS4 DualShock 4 on PS5.

However, do note: DualShock 4 controller is only compatible on PS5 Home screen and while you are playing PS4 games. Playing PS5 games with DualShock 4 is NOT supported – not at the moment, not sure as well whether Sony will make it compatible in the coming future. I do hope so.

PS5 DualSense: Where to get it?

As you know, PS4 DualShock 4 – at least at the time this article is written – is only working on PS5 menu and PS4 games. In case you need extra PS5 DualSense controller to play your PS5 games, here they are.

PS5 DualSense

Get PS5 DualSense on Amazon

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