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5 Fixes for Keyboard and Mouse Not Working on PS5

by Pankil Shah
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Although a PlayStation controller offers a remarkable gaming experience, there are certain games where the precision and speed of a keyboard and mouse combo can take your gameplay to the next level. But what if your wired or wireless mouse and keyboard stop working on your PS5? Whether your PS5 fails to detect your keyboard and mouse or won’t respond even after detecting them, this guide will help fix all the issues. So, let’s start. 

1. Disconnect and Reconnect Your Keyboard and Mouse

Connectivity issues can often cause your mouse or keyboard to stop working on your PS5. Hence, disconnect your mouse and keyboard from the PS5 and reconnect them. For a wired keyboard and mouse, unplug the cable from your PS5 and plug it back in. You can also try using a different USB port to rule out any issues with your current port.

If you face issues with a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, you can unpair and pair it again. Here are the steps for the same. 

1. On your PS5 home screen, select the gear icon in the top-right corner.

Open Settings on PS5

2. Scroll down to select Accessories.

Accessories on PS5

3. Go to General > Bluetooth Accessories.

Bluetooth Accessories on PS5

4. Select your keyboard or mouse from the list and choose Delete.

Unpair Bluetooth Keyboard From PS5

5. Select OK to confirm. 

Disconnect Bluetooth Keyboard From PS5

6. Put your keyboard or mouse into pairing mode, wait for the console to detect it, and select it from the Accessories found section. 

Pair Bluetooth Keyboard With PS5

7. Select OK to pair the device and then try using it.

Connect Bluetooth Keyboard With PS5

While almost all keyboards and mice are compatible with the PS5, some models may experience compatibility issues. You may visit this Reddit thread to check if others have reported facing issues while using a specific keyboard or mouse with their PS5.

2. Ensure Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Have Enough Charge

Another reason why your keyboard and mouse may not work on your PS5 is if the battery is low or completely depleted. Try replacing or recharging the batteries in your keyboard and mouse and see if that helps. Additionally, you can test your keyboard and mouse with a computer to ensure they are working properly.

Change Mouse Battery

3. Enable BIOS Mode on Corsair Keyboard

Struggling to get the Corsair keyboard to work with your PS5? If so, you may need to enable BIOS mode on your keyboard. This essentially makes the keyboard compatible with a wide range of systems, including the PS5.

Several users on a Reddit thread fix the issue by enabling BIOS mode on their Corsair keyboards. To do the same, connect your keyboard to your PS5 and then press and hold the Windows lock key and the F1 key for five seconds. If your keyboard does not have a Windows lock key, hold down the S key and B key for three seconds.

Put Corsair Keyboard Into BIOS Mode

Once you enter the BIOS mode in your Corsair keyboard, your PS5 should detect it almost instantly. 

4. Ensure Your Game Supports Keyboard and Mouse Input

While your PS5 console supports a keyboard and mouse, it’s important to note that not all PS5 and PS4 games support them. If your keyboard and mouse are not working only in a specific game, it’s likely that the developer has not included support for those devices.

Try testing the keyboard and mouse input on games like The Sims 4 or Roblox and see if they work. If they do, there may be nothing wrong with your PS5 or your keyboard and mouse.

5. Enable Keyboard and Mouse Input in Your Game

If your keyboard and mouse don’t work despite your game supporting it, you can try checking the set input method. For example, if you’re playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, you may need to visit its settings to change the input method to keyboard and mouse.

Enable Keyboard and Mouse Input in Call of Duty

Similarly, you can change input in other games as well. Following that, you should be able to play the game without the controller.

Precision at Your Fingertips

Using a keyboard and mouse with your PS5 combines the accuracy of conventional PC controls with the convenience and accessibility of console gaming. While you might encounter occasional challenges when using these peripherals with your PS5, the tips mentioned above can help you resolve them.

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