One of the great features the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller is loaded with is a built-in microphone. What most people may not realize before it’s too late, is that mic is enabled and turned on by default. As a result, when playing games online, everything you think you’re saying in private may be going out to a much larger audience. Thankfully, Sony makes it easy to both mute or disable the PS5 DualSense controller mic. I’ll walk through how to do both in this tutorial. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.
Steps to Mute PS5 DualSense Controller Mic
First, let’s quickly look at how to mute the PS5 DualSense controller mic.
If you want to leave the built-in mic enabled, you can quickly press the “Microphone” button on the controller to make it orange, which means the mic is muted. You can press the button again at any time to unmute it.
Steps to Disable PS5 DualSense Controller Mic
However, if you want to go a step further and disable the built-in PS5 DualSense mic, you have to go through a few more steps.
- Navigate to your PS5 home screen, and then click “Settings” to open the Settings menu.
- Choose “Sound” in the Settings menu. The Sound screen is shown.
- Select “Microphone” on the left side of the screen, and then make sure the Input Device option on the right side of the screen is set to Microphone on Controller.
- Navigate down to Microphone Status When Logged In, click that option to display a menu, and then set it to “Mute.” Going forward, the PS5 DualSense microphone will be muted by default.