Mute your PS5 controller microphone or console

Knowing how to mute a PS5 controller microphone is something you’ll definitely want to know, otherwise DualSense picks up everything automatically. Its integrated microphone can be useful for those who don’t have their own microphone and headset, but it’s still something you want to control, not just get everything 24/7.

It goes without saying that if you’ve ever managed to buy a PS5, there’s a lot to learn. So, if you don’t want to mute your PSN, here we explain how to mute the PS5 controller microphone as well as mute your entire PS5 system with a single button press.

How to mute PS5 controller microphone

There are two ways to mute the PS5 controller microphone; easiest is to tap the Mute button just below the PS button on your pad. The button will glow orange to indicate that the DualSense microphone is muted and you will also see a mute icon appear briefly in the upper right corner of your screen. Alternatively, you can tap the PS button to access the control center icons at the bottom of the screen, then hit the X on the Mic icon (if you didn’t hide it by pressing Options) and select the Mute prompt.

To unmute the PS5 controller microphone, tap the Mute button again to turn the light off, or select the Microphone icon from the control center and hit the Mute prompt.

How to mute the entire PS5 system

A neat feature that is not well known is that you can quickly mute both the PS5 controller microphone and all audio output on your system; This is useful when you need to talk to someone, make a phone call, check a video on your phone. etc. To do this, briefly press and hold the Mute button until all audio output stops; At this point, you will see the button flash orange to indicate that your entire PS5 system is muted.

To unmute your PS5 system, tap the Mute button to turn off the light, or select either the Sound or Microphone icons from the control center and select the Mute command.

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