PS5 DualSense updates: How to update your controller on PlayStation 5

Need to update your PS5 controller to the latest version? Here’s how to download the DualSense update on the PlayStation 5…

by David Gealogo
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Wanting to update your PS5 DualSense controller to the latest version? It’s probably a good idea.

Updates are a vital part of the modern gaming setup. With hefty updates for Call of Duty: Warzone drastically changing Verdansk every few months, these updates can either keep content fresh or fix any bugs and issues.

Speaking of bugs, the PS5 released over six months ago. The console has suffered its fair share of problems, from Rest Mode chaos, to frozen consoles, to that dreaded mic echo in-game. To rectify some issues that the console has suffered from, Sony has distributed various patches in the post-launch period. However, this has not been limited to the PS5 console itself but also included updates for the DualSense controller.

If you need to update your PS5 controller to the latest version, here’s what you need to do.

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How to update PS5 DualSense controller

Your PS5 controller should automatically update when you first install the latest PS5 version. To check what version of the controller you have, follow this path:

  • Settings > Accessories > Controllers

On this screen, it should give the current version of software installed onto your PS5 controller. The most up-to-date version is 0267 (as of July 2021), so if you have that, you’re good to go!

However, if this didn’t happen, here’s what to do:

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How to update manually PS5 DualSense controller

The first thing to try with the PS5 controller is to ensure your PS5 has an internet connection, and then manually plug the DualSense into the PS5 console via a USB-C cable.


If an update is available, a notification will pop up and allow you to download the latest version.


However, if this doesn’t work, there is one final step to try.

Update DualSense by changing the PS5 date

Now if the steps above might not work, there is another thing you could do to pull it off.

Before connecting your DualSense controller via USB cable, turn off or disconnect your PS5 from the internet.

Also, change the date of your PS5 system. Go to the Settings, choose System, select Date and Time, and click Set Manually. Just change the day and it will be good.

Then turn off your PS5, and do again all the steps mentioned above as is. It should now make your DualSense controllers up to date in no time.

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David Gealogo