How to Connect Ps5 Controller to Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to connect a PlayStation 5 (PS5) controller to your computer? Look no further, as we will guide you through the process step by step.

Connecting a PS5 controller to your Mac allows you to play games or use it as a versatile input device for various applications. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Check System Requirements

Before we begin, ensure that your Mac meets the necessary requirements for connecting the PS5 controller:

  • MacOS: Make sure you are running macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.
  • Bluetooth: Your Mac should have Bluetooth capabilities.

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth on Your Mac

To connect your PS5 controller wirelessly, you need to enable Bluetooth on your Mac. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Select “System Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the System Preferences window, click on the “Bluetooth” icon.
  4. Tick the checkbox next to “Bluetooth” if it is not already enabled.

Step 3: Enter Pairing Mode on Your PS5 Controller

The next step is to put your PS5 controller into pairing mode. Follow these instructions:

  1. Press and hold the PlayStation button and the Create button simultaneously until the light bar starts flashing blue.

Step 4: Connect the PS5 Controller to Your Mac

Now that your Mac is ready and your PS5 controller is in pairing mode, let’s establish the connection:

  1. In the Bluetooth preferences window on your Mac, you should see the “DualSense Wireless Controller” listed.
  2. Click on it to initiate the pairing process.
  3. Your Mac will display a confirmation dialog. Click on “Pair” to connect the controller.

Step 5: Verify Connection and Customize Settings (Optional)

You have successfully connected your PS5 controller to your Mac! To verify the connection, try using the controller in a supported game or application. Additionally, you can customize the controller settings to suit your preferences:

  1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Select “Accessibility”, then click on “Controller”.
  3. In the Controller preferences window, you can adjust various settings such as button remapping and sensitivity.

Congratulations! You can now enjoy using your PS5 controller with your Mac. Whether you’re gaming or utilizing it for other purposes, this wireless connection opens up new possibilities for control and convenience.

Note: Some games or applications may require additional setup or support for full functionality with a PS5 controller on a Mac. Please refer to specific game/application documentation for more information.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through connecting a PS5 controller to your Mac. Enjoy exploring all the possibilities this versatile input device brings!

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