How do you use the PS5 controller on PC? How do you set up the PS5 DualSense controller for Steam? Much like the DualShock 4 pad, you can easily connect Sony's latest controller to a personal computer to play games on it. For this setup, we'll be connecting the PS5 controller to a PC through Steam. In this PS5 guide, we're going to reveal how to use the PS5 DualSense controller on PC. For more information, be sure to check out: Can You Use a PS5 Controller on PS4?
How to Use the PS5 DualSense Controller on PC
To start the process of connecting the PS5 DualSense controller to your PC, open up the Steam application, select Settings, then Controller, and finally General Controller Settings. Next, you'll need to set up the PS5 DualSense pad for use on your computer. To do this via Bluetooth, hold both the PlayStation button and the Create button at the same time for a few seconds. The controller should then start repeatedly flashing. This is your cue to head to your Bluetooth settings on your desktop and add a new Bluetooth device. The PS5 DualSense controller should be listed as "Wireless Controller".
Once the two devices are connected, switch back to Steam and you will be prompted to configure the PS5 DualSense pad. If that doesn't happen, click on the device and select "Define Layout". From here, map the PlayStation buttons as you wish. Once finished, save and name the controller and be sure to select that it is a PS4 controller. You will now get PlayStation prompts in PC games that support the feature. The final step is to enable "Generic Gamepad Configuration Support". With all of that complete, you will now be able to use the PS5 DualSense controller on PC.
Were you having trouble setting up the PS5 DualSense controller for use on PC? Check out our PS5 guide for more information and let us know which titles on Steam you're using the pad for in the comments below.