How to Reset PS5 Controller? Complete Guide

PS5 Controller
PS5 Controller (Image Credit: PlayStation)

What happens when you play your PS4, and suddenly the controller stops responding? Don’t worry; there is a way to reset the PS5 controller.  

If you have a PS5, there is a reset button on the back of the controller. To reset the controller, hold the power button and the PS5 logo button simultaneously for about five seconds.


If you’re having trouble with your PlayStation controller, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the issue. To reset the controller, you must press and hold the power button for about five seconds. It should reset the controller and hopefully solve any problems you’re having.

How to Reset PS5 Controller?

If your PS5 controller is not working properly, you can reset it to restore its factory settings. To reset the controller, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds until the console powers off. Then, press and hold the power button again to restart it.

How to Fix a Stuck Game

If your PlayStation controller isn’t responding as it should, there are a few things you can do to fix the issue. First, make sure that the controller is plugged in and turned on. If it’s not, turn it on and try to connect to the network again. 

If that doesn’t work, you can try resetting the controller by following these steps: Hold the power button for two seconds until the light turns blue. Then release the power button and hold down the PS button until the light turns off. While holding down PS, press and hold down both of the controller’s buttons at once (square, circle, triangle) until a message pops up saying “Controller initialized.” Release all the buttons and wait a few seconds for your controller to reboot. If all these methods fail, you may need to take your PlayStation apart to fix it.

What is the Backlight?

The backlight will turn off when a PS controller is not used to save power. To turn the backlight on again, follow these steps:

  1. Hold the PS button and select “Settings” from the menu.
  2. Select “System Settings” from the Settings menu.
  3. Select “Controller” from the left column of System Settings and then press X to open the Options screen. 
  4. Under “Backlight,” change the setting from Off to On.

What is ps5 controller? 

Reset PS5 Controller
Reset PS5 Controller (Image Credit: Playstation)

A PlayStation 5 controller is a gamepad that you can use to control games on your PS5. When you first get your PS5, the system will ask if you want to use the controller, keyboard, or mouse. You can change this setting in the Settings menu.

To reset your PS5 controller, hold the power button for about 10 seconds until the console powers off. Then, hold down the power button again to turn it back on.


If your PS5 controller doesn’t seem to be working as it used to, there is a simple solution. Resetting your PS5 controller will restore all of its settings to their default state and should fix any problems you are experiencing. This guide will walk you through the steps required to reset your PS5 controller, so look at it and see if it works!

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