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How to mute the PS5 controller microphone

The DualSense controller has numerous features, including a built-in microphone that can be used for online chat. Here is how to mute the microphone in a few simple steps.

Knowing how to mute your DualSense controller is handy information since the controller’s microphone automatically turns on each time you switch your console on.

We’re going to run through two easy methods, one of which involves using the mute button on the controller itself, and the other takes you through the PS5 settings. Both have the same outcome, just use slightly different way of getting to the end goal.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Click the mute button on the DualSense controller
  • Click the PS button
  • Click on Microphone
  • Press Mute
  1. Step

    Click the mute button on the DualSense controller

    Click the mute button on the DualSense controller. You’ll find this below the PS button below the touchpad on the controller. It will turn orange when activated. Click the Mute button to mute

  2. Step

    OR Click the PS button

    There is another way to mute the microphone on your PS5 controller. Click on the PS button to start. Press the PS button to play

  3. Step

    Click on Microphone

    From the menu that appears, scroll over to the Microphone button. Click on the microphone

  4. Step

    Press Mute

    You will be presented with a small drop-down menu. From here you can mute your PS5 controller. Click on the Mute button


Is the PS5 controller microphone on by default?

Yes, you will need to remember to mute yourself every time you join a new online game if you don’t want other people to be able to hear you.

Can you permanently mute your PS5 controller?

Currently, there is no way to permanently mute the DualSense controller, you will need to manually mute it each time you turn your PS5 console back on.

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