To connect a PS4 controller to a PS5 console, you can follow these steps:

1. Turn on your PS5 console.

2. On the PS5 home screen, navigate to the “Settings” menu.

3. In the “Settings” menu, select “Accessories.”

4.  Choose “Controllers” from the “Accessories” menu.

5. In the “Controllers” menu, select “Connect Controllers.”

6. Now, on your PS4 controller, press and hold the PlayStation button (the large button in the middle) and the Share button simultaneously until the light bar on the controller starts flashing.

7. The PS4 controller should now enter pairing mode, indicated by the flashing light bar.

8. On the PS5 console, within the “Connect Controllers” menu, you should see the PS4 controller listed under the “Other Controllers” section.

9. Select the PS4 controller from the list on your PS5 console to initiate the pairing process.

10. Once the pairing is successful, the light bar on the PS4 controller will stop flashing and remain lit, indicating that it is connected to the PS5 console.

After completing these steps, you should be able to use your PS4 controller to play games on your PS5 console. Please note that while most games should be compatible with the PS4 controller on the PS5, certain PS5-specific features may require the use of a PS5 DualSense controller for full functionality.

Can you use the PS4 controller for all PS5 games, or are there any limitations?

While the majority of PS5 games support the use of a PS4 controller, there are some limitations to be aware of.

1. PS4 controller compatibility: Most PS5 games are designed to work with the PS5 DualSense controller, which features unique features like adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. However, the PS4 controller can be used for backward-compatible PS4 games on the PS5 without any issues.

2. PS5 game compatibility: While the PS4 controller can be used for some PS5 games, not all games will offer full functionality. Some PS5 games may require specific features of the DualSense controller, such as the adaptive triggers or haptic feedback, which are not available on the PS4 controller. In such cases, you may need to use a DualSense controller to fully experience the game as intended.

3. Game-specific limitations: Certain PS5 games may have specific controller requirements or limitations. It’s possible that a game may only support the DualSense controller or have certain features that are exclusive to the DualSense. It’s recommended to check the game’s official documentation or consult the game developer’s information to determine the controller compatibility and any limitations.

In summary, while the PS4 controller can be used for many PS5 games, it’s important to note that some games may have limitations or require specific features of the DualSense controller for the optimal gameplay experience.