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PlayStation 5 hidden controller feature is going to save us a lot of frustration

PlayStation 5 hidden controller feature is going to save us a lot of frustration

The feature allows you to spend more time gaming

A feature on PlayStation 5 that has gone unseen by many fans is actually the key to saving the battery of the DualSense controller, it turns out.

As reported by SlashGear, it's actually possible to modify when your controller turns itself off, and it's also possible to turn off the controller manually without having to go through a series of menus.

By going into the console settings, it's possible to change exactly how long it takes for the controller to turn off when it's not in use. Players can choose between 10 minutes, 30 minutes and 60 minutes of idle time before the controller turns off, meaning that it'll save a lot of pain with controllers dying and preventing players from being able to play titles after leaving the controller for a while.

You'll need plenty of battery life to get through Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion.

It's also possible to turn off the PlayStation controller for any reason that you might want to, such as going from playing Elden Ring to watching something on Netflix. All you need to do is hold down the PS button in the centre of the controller for 10 seconds, and the controller will go off completely, saving you a lot of energy. This also can have the knock-on effect of giving your controller a better chance of actually surviving, especially seeing as the more you use your controller and the longer it's switched on, the worse the battery gets.

Speaking of PlayStation, a recent leak showed off what to expect from the upcoming additions to the consoles subscription service, PlayStation Plus, and includes titles such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - Enhanced Edition and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition.

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Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Sony, PlayStation 4