How to turn off controller speaker on PS5 controller and adjust the DualSense volume

If your DualSense settings aren’t quite right, here’s how you can tweak them. Learn how to control your PS5 controller speaker here.

by Steven Shaw
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Are you looking to change the PS5 controller speaker’s volume? We’ve got you covered.

Of all the innovations that came with the PS5, the DualSense was undoubtedly one of the most well received. Designed to make your games even more immersive, and put feedback literally in the palm of your hands. But in certain situations, you might find the settings aren’t quite right.

For example, if you are playing Call of Duty while holding a sleeping baby. A buzzing controller which also emits explosion sounds might not be the optimum choice in that scenario. But whatever your reasons might be, do you know how to go about adjusting the volume on your DualSense controller speaker? If not, you’ve come to the right place.

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How to turn off the DualSense speaker

In certain situations, you might just want to mute your DualSense controller altogether, perhaps to take a phone call, or speak to someone without distractions.

The DualSense controller actually has a mute button on it. Its primary function is to mute the in-built microphone. But it does have a secondary purpose. If you press and hold it down, it will start blinking orange, and this will indicate that all sound from your PS5 has been muted. It should be fairly obvious when this kicks in.


How to adjust the DualSense controller speaker volume

If you just want to mute the controller however, and leave the sound on elsewhere, you can do this as well.

  • Go to the home screen and select Settings Accessories Controllers
  • From here, you can adjust your volume,as well as vibration intensity, trigger effect intensity and the brightness of controller indicators.

This gives you more nuanced adjustments to the settings on your controller, and will allow you to mute the speakers on the DualSense, should you wish. Now you know, you can play with the settings until you find the perfect combination for you.

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Steven Shaw