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How to Turn the PSVR2 Sense Controller On and Off

Lets take a deep dive into the how to use the PSVR2 sense controllers the right way

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on May 10, 2023
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The PSVR2 has finally launched this month, on the 22nd of February. It is currently the biggest launch from PlayStation after the launch of the DualSense Edge controller earlier this year. Being a rookie, if you are wondering how to turn the PSVR2 Sense controller on and off, don’t fret any longer. It’s quite easy, and we’ll get right into it down below.

How to Turn a PSVR2 Sense controller on and off?

Turning on your PSVR2 Sense controller is straightforward and does not need much time. First, press the PS button from your PSVR2 Sense controller until it makes a beeping sound to indicate it is turned on. Similarly, to turn the Sense controller off, go to the Control Centre, select the Accessories option, and click PSVR2 Sense Controller.

Alternatively, the PSVR 2 Sense controller will automatically turn off if you do not use it for a while. If you quit the VRStream, the controller will need to be connected again. Note that there will be a PS button on both the left and right Sense controller of your PSVR2, apart from the sticks and other action buttons.

How to Pair The PSVR2 Sense Controller With Your Playstation?

Since you already know how to turn the PSVR2 Sense controllers on and off, the next main step before using them would be to pair them with the PlayStation console. If you are using the PlayStation and PSVR2 Sense controllers for the first time and don’t know how to do the pair, don’t worry, it’s easy. Just follow the below easy steps:

  • First, charge the Sense controllers batteries if they are low. Next, you must fully charge both the right and left controllers.
  • Turn on the PlayStation console.
  • Connect either the PSVR2 Sense controllers using the USB Type-C cable with your PlayStation Console and the pairing is complete.
  • Now press the PS button from the Controller. The PSVR2 Controller will be assigned to the currently logged-in user. Therefore, make sure you are using the correct user.
  • Pair the other Controller using the same above procedure.

When the controllers are paired, remove the cable before using them. Note that the PSVR2 Sense controllers could only pair and connect with the PlayStation 5. Moreover, if you wish to pair the Sense controllers with any other PS5 console, you must pair them again with that console by following the procedure above. 

If you are still confused, refer to the manual instructions in the box. Then, follow the steps for pairing and turning on and off the Sense controllers.

What Does the PSVR2 Sense Controller Look Like?

The Sense controller will look completely different from the PS MOVE controllers. They will be black by default and look closely like an Orb shape. Sony claims this shape design will make them easier to use with a high degree of holding the position for better and more convenient handling.

Moreover, Sony developers made these Sense controllers keeping an ergonomic design in mind. Considering that varying hand sizes would hold them from the previous PSVR model’s insight, they made this model easier to handle. 


As you can guess from the above guide, turning on and off or pairing the PSVR2 Sense controllers is very easy. You can follow the above steps to pair your Sense controllers with the PS5 console. 

However, remember, when you try to use them with a different PS console, ensure you keep them charged enough. Then follow the procedure above to turn them on and pair and connect them as usual.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.