How to Connect PS5 Controller with Asus ROG Ally? (2 Easy Methods)

Looking to get the DualSense experience on your handheld console? Here are some easy steps to connect the PS5 controller with Asus ROG Ally.

Asus ROG Alloy runs the Windows 11 Home operating system, unlocking various options to support customization. This operating system allows ROG Ally users to connect external devices like DualSense controllers to enhance their gaming experience.

Connecting the PS5 controller to a PC and Asus ROG Ally follows the same process due to the operating system’s compatibility. All you have to do is to enable Bluetooth on Asus ROG Ally and pair it with the DualSense controller by pressing and holding the ‘PlayStation’ button and ‘Share’ button on the controller.

Did you know you can connect your PS5 Directly to your ROG Ally via PS Remote play?

To explain things more thoroughly, we have written a detailed guideline on how to connect the PS5 controller with Asus ROG Ally by following a couple of easy methods. Each method will follow a step-by-step approach to assist you in understanding the process.

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Connecting PS5 Controller with Asus ROG Ally

Below we have mentioned two different methods to connect/pair and configure the PS5 controller with Asus ROG Ally by following a step-by-step approach.

Method #1: Pairing Wirelessly

  1. Open the Windows 11 Desktop mode on Asus ROG Ally and tap the Start Menu button.
    Enabling Bluetooth on Asus ROG Ally
  2. Type Bluetooth in the search bar and tap on ‘Bluetooth & devices.’
  3. Enable Bluetooth and tap on the ‘Add device’ button.
  4. Tap on ‘Bluetooth’ from Add a Device Window.
  5. Press the PlayStation button and the Share button on your PS5 DualSense Controller to put it in pairing mode.
    PS5 Controller Pairing With ROG Ally
  6. Check the Add a Device window on the ROG Ally screen to see if it scans the controller.
  7. Tap on your controller from Add a Device list, and ROG Ally will connect with that controller.
    Pairing DualSense Controller with ROG Ally

You can further change the button configuration from the game’s settings to select the controller as the input device to play games with the DualSense controller.

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Method #2: Configuring with Wired Connection

Here we have mentioned the steps to connect PS5 Controller via Steam on Asus ROG Ally, and you’ll have to access Steam via Windows 11 after plugging the PS5 controller into the console using a USB Type-C cable.

  1. Download and install Steam on Asus ROG Ally. You can access a browser for it.
  2. Run Steam and tap ‘Steam’ from the top bar, and a pop-up window will appear.
  3. Go to Settings > Controller, and under the controller configuration, tap GENERAL CONTROLLER SETTINGS.
    Pairing Controller via Steam
  4. Tap on ‘Guide Button Focus on Steam’ and ‘PlayStation Configuration Support’ to enable them.
  5. Under the Detected Controller section, your DualSense controller’s name will appear.
    Pairing and Calibrating Controller via Steam
  6. Tap on the controller’s name and select ‘Calibrate.’

Follow the calibration guide on the screen to calibrate the DualSense controller, and once it’s done, you’re all set to play games via Steam with the PS5 controller.

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Final Words

Asus has brought a mid-range gaming PC experience in a handheld form, making it compatible with many options and features. Therefore, connecting the PS5 controller with Asus ROG Ally is fairly simple without using any third-party applications or utilities. Hopefully, our guidelines were helpful enough to guide you well.


How Long Does PS5 Controller’s Battery Life Last?

On a full charge, the PS5 DualSense controller can last 8 to 10 hours, depending on the game’s type and the haptic feedback it receives.

Can you Connect a Wireless Keyboard with ROG Ally?

The ROG Ally supports any Bluetooth input device, including wireless keyboards.

Can you Play with PS5 Controller with ROG Ally in Docked Mode?

You can get the best gaming experience if you have docked the Asus ROG Ally to mirror display, which will still be compatible with the PS5 controller.


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