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PS5 owners are just realizing switching off controller setting gives free battery boost and it only takes seconds

May 30, 2023

GAMERS have discovered that a quick setting change can instantly help you save battery for your Playstation 5 joypad.

The setting is correlated with the built-in microphone that comes with the PS5 DualSense controller.

The joypad microphone is set to always automatically be turned on, which can drain the battery over time.

To save your controller's battery, it is best to adjust this.

You want to go to Sound > Microphone > and then Microphone Status When Logged In.

From there, you want to mute the microphone.

First, using the microphone on your DualSense controller will also interrupt the controller's adaptive triggers and make them go into a weak setting.

For those looking for the full DualSense experience, it's is recommended to turn the microphone off and use a different mic instead.

Next, you can save your controller's battery by setting up an idle timer.

Your controller is set to never turn off even when idle and this drains the battery.

To change this, go into settings, click on Power Saving and set the controller idle time to 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or 60 minutes - depending on what you prefer.

Lastly, tech expert Ben Rowlands ( shared little-known PS5 shortcuts that can upgrade your gaming experience.

First, double-tap the PS button located in the middle of the controller to easily get to your microphone settings.

By doing so, you can boot up a game faster by doing it from the activity bar.

If you long press your console power button while it’s in rest mode this will do a complete shutdown that will not delete anything important.

If you long press the PS button on your controller this will mute your TV and also your headsets.