You’re likely aware that your PS5 controller includes a microphone. While useful, this function makes it simple to overshare with your teammates, whether it’s a personal discussion or picking up ambient audio from your home. For your own peace of mind, it might be wise to turn off this option in the future, only to turn it back on when you need it. If you want to know how, continue to read.
With features like the capture button and adaptive triggers, the DualSense controller works in tandem with your PS5 to enable things like immersing yourself in a game or producing and sharing game captures easier.
Furthermore, with the built-in microphone, you no longer need to pause the game to connect an input device in order to communicate with other players. While there are some drawbacks to the tool, it is useful when you need to give brief instructions or answer a few queries here and there.
One of the primary drawbacks is that the mic is activated by default. Unless you choose to turn it off, people can hear you every time you turn on your console and load into a multiplayer game.
How to Mute PS5 Controller’s Microphone?
Muting your DualSense microphone is a simple process. You could just silence it by tapping the microphone trigger on your DualSense controller—located it’s near the bottom-center of the controller.
However, if you don’t want to remember this, you can modify your settings to turn off your microphone by default. To do so, navigate to the Settings menu on your PS5, then to the Sound menu, and finally to the Microphone settings. You can change the Microphone Status When Logged In setting to Mute from there.
If you want to use your microphone while playing, you can do so by pressing the microphone button. When the button glows orange, you know it’s muted. You won’t have to worry about oversharing with everyone in your lobby if you leave your microphone muted by default. If you prefer to keep your PS5 controller mic on, you may easily turn it off in your settings.
Now you know how to mute your PS5 DualSense controller’s mic easily. If you are still facing any issues or have any other queries, let us know in the comment section below.