How to Turn Off PS5 DualSense Controller Vibration


The PS5 DualSense controller features an impressive array of haptic feedback and vibration technology. As a result, the controller shaking during some games can be a lot, and potentially get annoying. If the PS5 controller vibration is getting on your nerves, you can either turn the vibration level down or turn it off.

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Steps to Turn Off PS5 DualSense Controller Vibration

  1. Navigate to your PS5 home screen, and then click “Settings” to open the Settings menu.
  2. Click “Accessories” in the Settings menu. The Accessories screen is shown.
Click Accessories.

  1. Choose “Controllers” in the menu on the left side of the screen. Controller options will be displayed on the right side of the screen.
Choose Controllers.

  1. Click “Vibration Intensity” on the right side of the screen to open a menu where you can either change the intensity of the PS5 DualSense controller vibration, or you can choose to turn the vibration off.
Click Vibration Intensity on the right side of the screen to open a menu.

  1. Choose “Off.” Your changes will be applied automatically.
Choose Off.

5 Reasons to Disable PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller Vibration

1. Enhanced Battery Life

Longer periods of gameplay are enabled when the vibration function is disabled on the DualSense controller. It is well understood that vibration motors consume significant battery power. By having these motors turned off, the drain on the controller’s battery is significantly reduced. Consequently, more gaming time is provided between charges. This benefit is particularly appreciated by gamers who engage in lengthy gaming sessions and dislike frequent interruptions for recharging.

2. Increased Focus and Precision

For gamers who participate in genres demanding high precision, such as first-person shooters or competitive fighting games, distractions are minimized by the disabling of vibration. It is believed that the tactile feedback from vibrations can sometimes be more disruptive than helpful. Players often find that their aim and overall control are improved when the sensory inputs are simplified. By reducing these physical distractions, a more controlled and focused gaming environment is fostered.

3. Comfort for Sensitive Hands

The continuous vibrations are sometimes found to be uncomfortable or even painful for individuals with certain medical conditions like arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. The absence of this feature provides a more comfortable gaming experience. As such, for gamers with sensitive hands, the ability to turn off the vibration feature is a crucial aspect of personalizing their gaming setup to suit their physical needs.

4. Preference and Custom Gameplay Experience

Individual gameplay experience is personalized when vibrations are turned off. Some players simply prefer not to have their controller shake during gameplay, finding it annoying or distracting. The option to disable this feature allows for a gameplay experience that is tailored to personal preferences, thereby enhancing the overall enjoyment and comfort during gaming sessions.

5. Quieter Gaming Sessions

A reduction in noise pollution during gameplay is achieved when controller vibrations are disabled. In environments where minimal noise is preferred, or during late-night gaming sessions when others may be sleeping, the silence is maintained. For players who value stealth and quiet in their gaming environment, turning off the vibration feature helps in creating a more subdued atmosphere, conducive to their gaming preferences.

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