How to Connect PS5 Controller to Switch

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Welcome gaming aficionados! Are you wondering how to connect your PS5 controller to your Nintendo Switch? Well, you’ve landed at the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through each step of the process to get you gaming in no time.

What is PS5?What is Switch?
The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is the latest addition to the Sony’s gaming console family. It’s renowned for its state-of-the-art graphics, lightning-fast speed, and, of course, the groundbreaking DualSense controller.The Nintendo Switch is a versatile gaming console that you can use at home or on-the-go. Its joy-con controllers offer a unique gaming experience, but sometimes, you might want to switch things up a bit.


Before diving into the connection process, let’s talk preparation.

  1. Necessary tools
    You’ll need your PS5 DualSense controller, your Nintendo Switch, and a Bluetooth adapter that is compatible with both devices.
  2. Check the PS5 Controller
    Ensure your PS5 controller is fully charged and in working condition.
  3. Check the Nintendo Switch
    Likewise, ensure your Nintendo Switch is charged, updated, and working properly.


Ready? Let’s get started!

  1. Power on the Devices
    Turn on both your PS5 controller and Nintendo Switch.
  2. Connect the Adapter
    Plug your Bluetooth adapter into the Nintendo Switch’s USB port.
  3. Pair the PS5 Controller with the Switch
    Now, put your PS5 controller in pairing mode and press the pairing button on your Bluetooth adapter. You should see a confirmation when the devices are paired.
  4. Confirm the Connection
    Once you’ve paired your devices, navigate the Switch’s menu using the PS5 controller to confirm everything is working as it should.


Not working as planned? Don’t worry! Here are some common issues and solutions.

Common Issues

  1. No Pairing
    Make sure both devices are in pairing mode and that your Bluetooth adapter is compatible.
  2. No Response
    Try resetting your PS5 controller and restart your Nintendo Switch, then repeat the connection process.
  3. Delayed Response
    Ensure there is no interference from other Bluetooth devices, as this can affect your connection.
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Pairing Mode PS5 Controller
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1. Can I connect other controllers to the Nintendo Switch?

Yes, you can connect other Bluetooth controllers to the Switch, provided you have a compatible adapter.

2. Do I need to repeat these steps every time I want to connect my PS5 controller to the Switch?

No, usually once paired, your devices should remember each other and automatically connect in the future.

3. What can I do if my Bluetooth adapter isn’t working?

Ensure it is charged and compatible with both devices. If it’s still not working, you might need to replace it.

4. Can I use the PS5 controller with the Switch in handheld mode?

Yes, but you’ll need a stand or a similar setup, as the adapter uses the charging port.

5. Can I connect more than one PS5 controller to the Switch?

Yes, you can connect multiple controllers, but you might need a separate adapter for each one.