How to disable voice chat on PS5

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Wondering how to mute PS5 voice chat and turn off your mic? The PlayStation 5 controller's default setting is to have voice chat on and your mic picking up everything nearby, and even if you've worked out how to mute a PS5 controller mic, that doesn't help you when everybody else is broadcasting every background noise nearby. With that in mind, here's how to mute PS5 voice chat and stop everyone talking in your ear non-stop!

How to disable PS5 voice chat

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If you simply want to mute everyone in your in-game lobby from anything like Call of Duty to Rocket League, or any other online multiplayer game on PS5, you just need to pull up the menu to turn all the chat off in one go. To do that, just follow these steps for silence:

1. Press the PS button on your controller

2. Press up on the d-pad to go to the first activity card

3. Press square to mute everyone

It genuinely is that simple. Unfortunately, you need to do it every time you enter a new lobby. It's only a few button presses though and thanks to the PS5's much faster UI compared to the PS4, it doesn't take long to do at all.

How to turn off the PS5 controller speaker

How to mute other players on PS5

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Alternatively, if you want to fix the solution and never have to worry about it again, you can follow this method. The downside is that this disables the speaker on your controller entirely, so you won't be able to enter party chat with friends, which means it's only viable if you use another platform like Discord to communicate, or you only ever play solo. It also means other games that utilise the DualSense speaker for things other than voice chat won't provide that effect.

  1. Press the PS button on your controller
  2. Scroll to the right until you find the Sound option
  3. Press cross and bring the slider for the controller speaker all the way to the left

As long as you mute your own mic then you won't be broadcasting either, eliminating all voice chat. Just make sure you turn the volume back up if you enter a party with friends.

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