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Whenever you start your PlayStation 5 (PS5), the DualSense controller’s mic automatically turns on. If you forget about it, you’ll transmit your screams and background noises in multiplayer games. However, you can mute the microphone by default to avoid embarrassment.

You can mute the mic and PS5’s audio using a DualSense controller at any time. However, you have to consciously think to do that, or let members on the multiplayer games tell you. And the latter rarely happens.

The DualSense controller’s built-in microphone turns on whenever you boot your PlayStation 5. But you can set it to mute and turn on the microphone only when required.

Note: This won’t work if you use the DualSense controller with a Windows PC.

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Set a DualSense Controller Mic to Mute by Default

On your PlayStation 5’s homescreen, go to the gear-shaped “Settings” icon in the top-right corner.

From the Settings menu, scroll down and select “Sound.”

From the "Settings," scroll down and select "Sound."

Select “Microphone” from the left column.

Select "Microphone" from the left column.

Select the “Microphone Status When Logged In” option, which shows “On” by default.

Select the "Microphone Status When Logged In" option, which shows "On" by default.

When the toggle option opens, select “Mute.” After that, the “Microphone Status When Logged In” will show as “Mute.”

After that, the "Microphone Status When Logged In" will show as "Mute."

Now, your DualSense controller will have a solid orange light on the Mute button when you start the PlayStation 5. To unmute the mic on the DualSense controller, tap the Mute button, and the orange light will switch off.

Press and hold the Mute button to mute all audio.

That’s it! You’ll never have to worry about accidentally letting the DualSense controller transmitting your voice or the surrounding noises.

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