“pocket-lint”) – Given its popularity, even though the PlayStation 5 has been available for well over a year, it is still difficult to obtain in stores.
That is understandable. What precisely can you do with it besides play games? It is magnificent in its skyscraper appearance and offers truly next-level technology. We’ve put up a helpful guide with the finest advice we could find for anyone who recently purchased a PS5 or the PS5 Digital Edition.
How to transfer files from PS4 to PS5
You can transfer files from your PlayStation 4 to the new PlayStation 5 through your local network if you currently own a PS4 and wish to configure your PS5 using the same settings and loaded games.
First, ensure sure both consoles have the most recent system updates installed. You must also make sure that your Trophies are synced (by pressing options when viewing your Trophies and selecting Sync with PlayStation Network).
How to insert a disc into the PS5
This may seem like an unusual piece of advice, but inserting a disc into the PlayStation 5’s drive doesn’t always go in the way that makes the most sense given that this is how the device is most suited to be used.
Instead, you should turn the Blu-ray or game so that the top is facing the left and the console’s main body. Some people could argue that it’s obvious, but the first time we tried, we didn’t think so.
How to make Game Presets
A useful feature of the PS5 is the ability to make global settings that enable you to select defaults for new games when you start them. This implies that you can instruct games to always run in Performance mode, for example, if you want greater frame rates, or to start with the Medium difficulty option. Go to Settings, save data, and then select Game/App Settings to make your selections.
The default settings you want to utilize can be selected under the Game Presets section.
Save yourself from spoilers
There is a helpful setting that can help if you’re playing a game from a little while ago and don’t want to see visuals from later sections as you look through your PS5’s cards and pages. Spoiler Warnings is an area under Game/App Settings, where you previously made changes to your game presets.
In order to avoid learning new information, you can choose to ban either photograph that the game’s developers have identified as spoilers or images from regions you haven’t yet visited.
How to pair the PS5 Media Remote
To control the playback of 4K Blu-ray discs and streaming apps, the PlayStation 5 offers an optional Media Remote.
It’s simple to couple the Bluetooth device with the console. Just go to “Settings,” then “Accessories,” scroll down to “Media Remote,” then tap “Set up Media Remote.”
How to ensure you are playing a PS5 version of a game not PS4
When both versions of a game were downloadable in the early PS5 days, it was quite difficult to ensure that you were playing the next-gen version. Thanks to software updates, this has been resolved. On your home screen, the version of the game is now indicated via a logo. You can easily download the PS5 version from your library if you unintentionally installed the PS4 version. Additionally, Sony has made sure that when you purchase a game, the next-generation version will instantly download, which is helpful.
How to pair the PS5 Media Remote
You can restrict the list to only seeing games that are native PS5 titles if you already have a sizable collection of PS4 games linked to your PlayStation account or have downloaded multiple PS Plus Collection games.
On the home screen, click the Game Library icon in the top bar, then select the filter option on the left (has a downward around on it). Tick PS5 after choosing Platform. Now, only PS5 games are displayed in your library. The same is possible with other platforms.
How to list just PS5 games in your library
Sony finally turned on the PS5’s ability to take an additional internal SSD so you may have more space for your games and applications. The procedure is actually fairly straightforward, but you can find a comprehensive explanation of how to do it right here.
Additionally, in order to prevent you from being taken advantage of by an overpriced drive, we’ve compiled a list of the best internal PS5 SSD solutions for you to choose from.
How to transfer PS4 games to a portable hard drive
You can transfer PS4 games and applications from the internal disk to the external one when an external drive is plugged in and turned on.
First, navigate to Settings, then choose Storage after scrolling down. Click Console Storage after that. Click the Games and Apps tag when you get there.
How to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays with Dolby Atmos and bitstream audio
The PS5 can output bitstream audio over HDMI for DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Blu-rays, allowing your AV receiver, surround system, or soundbar to decode the signal on its own. The PS5 does not directly support Dolby Atmos, but it can play DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4K Blu-rays. The only drawback is that you have to select the option manually because it’s not present in the standard PS5 settings.
Setting up the PS5’s parental controls
For any kids using the PlayStation 5, it is feasible to set parental controls. These include content age restrictions, the ability to monitor and cap playtime, the option to impose spending caps on shared wallets, and communication feature limitations.
You can set them on the console itself or using a built-in browser on a PC, Mac, or mobile device. Visit the account management section of the Sony website for the latter. Click on Family Management after that. For each child’s PlayStation account, you may adjust all the parental controls from there.