To check the battery level of your PS5 DualSense controller on a PS5 console or a PC, follow these methods:

On a PS5 Console:

  1. Press the PS button on your controller to open the Control Center.
  2. Navigate to the Accessories icon (it looks like a controller).
  3. An Accessories pop-up will appear, showing you the battery level with three bars for full and one for low battery.

On a PC:

  1. Connect your PS5 controller to your PC using a USB cable.
  2. Open Device Manager: Right-click on the Start button and select "Device Manager" from the menu.
  3. Expand "Human Interface Devices" and find "Wireless Controller" in the list of devices.
  4. Right-click on "Wireless Controller" and select "Properties" from the context menu.
  5. Navigate to the "Details" tab and scroll through the list of properties until you find "Battery." The corresponding value in the adjacent field will display the battery level.

Alternatively, if you're using Steam on your PC:

  1. Log into Steam with your account credentials.
  2. Connect your PS5 controller to your PC via USB or Bluetooth.
  3. Go to Big Picture Mode at the top right of the Steam interface.
  4. Select the battery icon at the top right of the home screen, or if you can't see the battery icon, go to Menu > Settings > General, and ensure the "show battery percentage in header" toggle is enabled.

For users who prefer the DS4 Windows app:

  1. Download and install the DS4 Windows app on your PC.
  2. Connect your controller to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Launch the app; after a few seconds, your PS5 DualSense controller should be listed under the Controllers tab.
  4. The battery percentage will be displayed under the "Battery" section.

Remember to implement battery-saving tips such as turning off the controller when not in use, reducing light bar brightness, using a wired connection, and enabling auto sleep mode to extend the battery life.