How to Update PS5 DualSense Controller on PC

Players can now update PS5 DualSense controller on PC through a new program released by Sony. Previously, the only way to update the DualSense firmware was to connect it to a PS5 console. Unfortunately, that makes it impossible for people who bought the controller to use it exclusively on their PCs. It’s now simple to update the DualSense controller on your PC. In fact, some may prefer to do it this way, even if they own a PS5 console.

How to update DualSense controller on Windows PC?

DualSense PS5 controller application update computer

The process of updating a PS5 controller on a PC is very simple. Just follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Download the installer to update the DualSense Wireless Controller Firmware here.
  2. Run the installer and approve it to make changes to the device when the UAC screen appears.
  3. Download any additional software or updates that pop up during the DualSense firmware updater installation.
  4. Once the installation is done, launch the firmware updater.
  5. Once the app opens, connect DualSense to the PC when prompted.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to update the DualSense controller firmware.
  7. Wait for the software to install.
  8. Do not unplug DualSense during firmware installation, otherwise it may get bricked.
  9. Click “OK” when the message confirming that the update is complete is displayed.

In the future, users can check if a new firmware version is available by launching the updater.

Can you update the PS5 DualSense controller firmware on Mac and Linux?

There are rumors that Sony will release the DualSense firmware updater on Mac in the future, but for now, it’s only available on Linux. However, I didn’t let the lack of a native app stop me.

I was able to install the program on my Mac through CrossOver, but it crashed every time I tried to update the controller. Since incorrectly installed firmware can damage the controller, it’s probably not worth the risk to try and run a version of Windows on a Mac or Linux. How to Update PS5 DualSense Controller on PC


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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