PS5's DualSense controller cannot be charged during Rest Mode. Why can't you charge your DualSense battery? In some cases, your PlayStation 5 may not be able to charge while in Rest Mode. As a part of PS5: Ultimate Guide, VCGamers will talk about this and explain alternative ways to fix this.
While this is not the case with all PS5 consoles, there are some PS5 users who are unable to charge their DualSense controller using the console in Rest mode. This issue looks like there is a problem with the USB Type-A port on the PS5. If you plug in your DualSense using a USB Cable – USB Type-A port, your Dualsense will not charge while in Rest Mode. You will be able to tell this because the light in your DualSense will not be orange.
Sony has released firmware update 20.02-02.26.00. Although the update notice does not mention a fix for this problem, this software update system can fix it. For this reason, we highly recommend that youinstall system software update PS5 and you will never find this problem again.
If you're using an earlier version of the PS5 firmware, there are a few things you can try to get the DualSense to charge normally. The first step, check your PS5 power saving settings. Go to Settings > System > Power Saving, then open Feature Available in Rest Mode. Open Supply Power to USB ports and make sure the option 'Always' or '3 Hours' is selected.
When the controller PS5 you still can't charge it in Rest Mode, try using the USB port located at the bottom of your DualSense.
PlayStation itself is aware of the issue and provides suggestions for:
- Try using another USB Type-A – USB Type-C cable. You have to make sure that the cable can be used for power and synchronization.
- Try using a USB Type-C – USB Type-C cable. Using a cable like this, you can attach the cable to the PS5 using the small USB port on the front of the console.
- Try using a standalone charger accessory that is sold separately by Sony.
Good luck! Let us know in the comments column if this method was successful or there are still problems charging your DualSense battery. Happy Gaming VCGers!