How to Connect AirPods to PS5 [Definitive Guide]

Sony’s latest console PS5 is a marvelous gaming console in terms of looks and performance as compared to its previous generations. The console makes use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for obvious reasons no doubt about it. Now, coming over to the AirPods, these are some of the best truly wireless earbuds that work perfectly as a PS5 Bluetooth headset. If you have AirPods and PS5 then this guide is for you. Here you will know how to connect AirPods to PS5.

With more and more devices adopting the wireless method for connecting and eliminating the use of wires and cables it becomes more of a need to be able to connect two wireless devices easily. Since the PS5 and the AirPods have Bluetooth, you can pair them together. But it can be a complex task if you are not familiar with the process. And so, we will guide you to connect AirPods to PS5. You will also get to know the pairing process of Galaxy Buds.

How to Connect your AirPods to PlayStation 5

Pairing your wireless headsets to the PS5

Ever been in that situation where you are having a late-night gaming session and reducing the TV volume isn’t something you’d like to do because you want to experience that sound. So, to avoid disturbing people around, you pull out your AirPods and try to connect it to the PS5 hoping that you’d be able to resume gaming once they get connected. But to your disappointment, the connection just doesn’t seem to happen.

You restart the console and your AirPods and try again, only to have it not connect at all which disappoints you. So, you either continue gaming with low volume or you just fall asleep thinking what could have happened and what’s wrong with both the devices.

To be fair, you will not be able to pair your fancy AirPods to the PS5 simply because Sony said that it won’t support it. The only headset and devices that will be able to pair to the PS5 is Sony’s own Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. Even headsets from Sony that were launched for the PS4 will also be able to pair with the new PS5 console. The older Sony headsets will pair after a small system update has been downloaded and installed on the PS5.

Even though Sony says that wireless headsets will work with the PS5, they will just be ones from Sony itself. After all, they need to sell products that work exclusively well with their PS5. So, if you have headsets from third-party companies then the only way to connect them is to make use of a cable or a Bluetooth dongle.

Pairing Wireless Headsets to the PS5 via the Bluetooth dongle

There is a wide range of Bluetooth adaptors available. From USB A to USB C types, you will be able to connect to them easily to the PS5 since it has both kinds of USB ports. Here is how you can pair or connect Apple AirPods or the AirPods Max to the Bluetooth adaptor.

Pairing Apple Wireless Headsets to the Bluetooth adaptor

  • Make sure your AirPods have enough battery backup
  • Open the lid of the AirPods case and press the button at the back to enable pairing mode.
  • The pairing mode will be indicated with a flashing white light on the case.
  • Connect your Bluetooth adaptor to the PS5 and make sure it is in pairing mode.
  • Pairing mode on such adaptors will be indicated by a quick flashing light.
  • Considering that there are no other devices with Bluetooth on, the AirPods should easily connect to the adaptor.
  • And voila! That’s how you pair your Apple AirPods to the PS5 and enjoy the sound experience in your ears.

In case you’re using the Galaxy Buds, then you can follow the below steps to connect it with PS5.

  • Make sure your Galaxy Buds and their charging case have enough battery backup.
  • With the Galaxy Buds in the case, open the case’s lid.
  • This will automatically put the Galaxy Buds into pairing mode.
  • Check your Bluetooth adaptor to ensure it is in pairing mode. This will be indicated by a small blinking light on the adaptor.
  • Considering that there are no other devices with Bluetooth on, the Galaxy Buds should easily connect to the adaptor.

And you can finally continue gaming with the audio redirected to your Galaxy Buds. This method should work with most TWS headsets and you should have no problem pairing both devices at all. If you don’t feel the need to invest in a Bluetooth adaptor just to pair to it for audio, you could always make use of the goof old wired headsets and earphones. They should quite fine and will connect right away to your DualSense Wireless controller’s headphone jack. And with regards to voice input, the controller has its own microphone built-in, so that should be a worry at all.


Of course, it does seem weird that you have to purchase an adaptor to pair your third-party wireless headsets unless you’ve got the PlayStation exclusive headsets from Sony. Sony could in the future allow third-party wireless headsets to pair right away to the PS5, only time will tell. But for now, this is the only way to pair your wireless headsets to the PS5. Always ensure that your headsets are at a volume that won’t damage your ears and in turn reduce your hearing capabilities.

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