The PlayStation 5 premiere was not only interesting for the games to take it out with or that list of games that are about to hit the PS5 catalog, but for the experience it guarantees the player. After all, Sony has sought to develop an interface capable of meeting all the needs of gamers, including the absence of loading times, DualSense haptic technology and its innovative interface. And of course the opportunity to capitalize on PS Plus subscription with PS Plus Collection and the gifts that come in the future.
It’s a fact that the new Sony console has a huge variety of secrets inside and that’s why today we’re going to show you how to get the most out of it with some of the tips that went more unnoticed. A series of tips that will help you enjoy the best user experience and, of course, your games in the new generation.
Get started with your console: transfer your data from PS4 to PS5
One of the first steps, and not so unknown to new players of PlayStation 5, is the possibility of transfer information from one console to another. If you already had a PS4 until now, know that you can take advantage of all the information to transmit it to your new console. To do this, you just need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi or LAN network.
Among the requirements to be met, in addition to the connection, there is the need to update the PlayStation 4 and, of course, to have the same PS Network account on both consoles. Best of all, if this is a process you do from the moment you start the console, the step by step process will be made easier instantly. What is included in this data transfer?
Manage the connection of the HDMI device
One of the most interesting things about the console is that it allows us to manage and make changes to the devices that we have connected to the console. It may affect the devices we have connected via HDMI 2.1 cable. To be able to perform this setup, you need to follow these simple steps:
With the console on, go to “Settings”.
Then click on “HDMI”.
Enter the option “Enable HDMI device link”On PS5 and select the option.
Here you can do a full configuration of the connections, so that you can choose whether you want them to be on or off with the console.
Pair another DualSense controller with the PS5
When we go to play with a friend, one of the points that can rush us the most is the need to associate a second DualSense on PlayStation 5 to be able to enjoy the game as quickly as possible. But what is the method to complete this process as quickly as possible? While playing with bluetooth can be much more comfortable, the reality is that the fastest option is to perform this process with a wired connection. As soon as you plug it in, as soon as you can use it.
Join the game as a guest player on PS5
You already have your additional controller and you are ready to play but, How can you join the game? The reality is, it’s very simple since, once you have your remote control paired, all you need to do is press the center button. From this moment, a menu will appear to indicate which user we want to add as a guest to our game.
Ability to enable and disable game tabs
When we talk about the opportunities that the console offers us, we are certainly not lying. And does the new interface offers all kinds of game dataincluding some information which, while it can be useful, can also be a real burden if it keeps popping up. Fortunately, the same console gives us the option to disable these pop-up tabs from the interface.
Of course, will not affect all games, but only in this capacity which, for whatever reason, has ended up exhausting your patience. Moreover, it can also ensure that menu navigation is much more comfortable. But how can you make this setting in various games?
With your console already on, go to your game library.
Then select the game in question.
Click on “Stop following“.
From this moment, all the information related to that game will disappear and so on with each of the titles that you want to stop following.
In the event that it is a specific game, all you have to do is access the menu with the three dots and choose “Stop following”.
The secret of activity cards for PS5 games, what are they for?
One of the points that surprises players the most is the appearance of certain activity cards. In these we can see both our level of progress on the challenges that the game presents to us, specifying how we progressed in these and how much we have left to complete it.
While it might not seem like a big deal, the reality is that in these maps, at the bottom, we can see details about whether or not to complete this challenge or specific area automatically. That way, if we go in without loading the game, we won’t have to go through the menu or anything, but we will go directly to that point in the game that interests us.
It’s possible that you missed a game that you don’t want to enjoy anymore, or that, quite simply, an app didn’t generate as much interest as you really thought. Fortunately, PlayStation 5 has the solution and that is that it offers us the possibility of permanently delete icon of a game or an application. To be able to perform this process, all you need to do is:
Once in the menu, go to the icon of the game or application in question.
Click on it to install it.
Cancel installation and, instantly, you will see how the icon is instantly removed from your menu. A process that you may have been particularly looking for when you tried to uninstall an app or game and it just kept its icon present in the menu.
Check game hours and stats
One of the great new features of PlayStation 5 is the ability to view statistics and see the times a specific game was played. Of course, well beyond the options that the menu presents itself. But how can we arrive at this option? It really is that simple.
As soon as you have turned on the console, go to your profile tab.
Once inside, you will be able to see a series of details. Among them, the percentage of games.
Here you will find both the completion percentage and the stats, markers and even the number of trophies obtained.
Set your gaming preferences before you even start playing
Every player has their own little quirks, even when it comes to how to play or what level to play. While normally the games they offer us the possibility to choose the level and with each configuration, PlayStation 5 includes a very interesting option and that is that you can adjust your player profile to indicate your most defined options. Among these there are options such as:
Prioritize performance over resolution or vice versa
Type of camera that best matches our style of play
Of course, these options will not be compatible with all games, but it will automate the selection process in games that have it as a possible option.
Avoiding spoilers is already a reality
Who doesn’t fear spoilers when we enjoy a game? Many of us want to know more about the story of a title, but not because others tell us or share it, but because we really want to see it ourselves. Fortunately, there is an option to avoid spoilers.
Go to settings “.
Then enter “Game settings / Apps and saved data“.
Select here “Spoiler warnings“.
It’s time to activate the option that’s right for you.
Manage your trophies to save space
If space is still an issue, no matter what console you’re on, there is still time to manage your trophies. While it doesn’t appear to be the case, these can be space-saving with proper management. But, How can you achieve it?
Go to settings “.
Then click on “Captures and transmissions“.
Here is the moment to choose if when obtaining a trophy we want a capture, a video and even the duration.
Is it really worth putting this trophy away? It’s time to value it for the memory of your console.