Playstation controllers fail to connect via Bluetooth


Playstation controllers (DualSense, DualShock 4, and possibly others) fail to connect via Bluetooth. They immediately disconnect after pairing.


A bug in bluez version 5.69 introduced this issue. Version 5.70 is still affected. A fix should be present in version 5.71.
(You can see your current version by running rpm -q bluez in a terminal).

Related Issues

Bugzilla report: #2247548

Upstream issue: PS5 controller will no longer pair with bluetoothd · Issue #614 · bluez/bluez · GitHub


Until the fix is released, connect the controller via a USB cable.

Very experienced users might try downgrading to bluez 5.68 or older, or building the latest bluez with the fix included. But this is not recommended to a general user.

You can discuss this issue here.


An update has been released to fix this issue in Fedora Linux 39.

After you update your system in your usual way (and possibly reboot), you should no longer be affected by this problem. If the problem persists, please start a new discussion topic and we’ll help figure out what’s still wrong.