The PlayStation 5 is considered the best-selling game console in the world. After all, it is based on high-level technologies. According to reviews, it is recommended by 87% of customers. They write: “Compared to the PlayStation 4, it’s fantastic! Perhaps the only drawback is the high price.”
What features does the new version of PlayStation 5 have? We offer you a useful guide. If you recently bought a PS5, you will learn a lot of interesting things and be able to put them into practice.
How do we transfer files from the old PlayStation 4 to the new PlayStation 5
Let’s say you have been using PS4 for a long time, but you have a PS5. You don’t need to configure it again, because you can simply transfer existing settings and installed games. The transfer is performed via a local network.
So, what should I do?
You should make sure that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 software is up-to-date.
Make sure that your Trophies are synced on both devices. To do this, click “Sync with PlayStation Network”.
Next step: configure both consoles for transmission. Do this via LAN cables or via Wi-Fi and your home router.
Let’s say you have only one LAN cable. Connect both consoles to the router via Wi-Fi, and then connect the LAN cable to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Then you should go to the PS5 settings.
Press the buttons one at a time:
- “System software”;
- “Data Transfer”;
Next, you will see PS on the screen. Wait for the message “Preparing for data transfer”. Choose it. Press the power button on your PS4 at the same time. When you hear a beep, release the button. Select the games you want to transmit. Click on the “Start Transfer” label.
How to load a disk in PS5
The PS5 has an unusual feature. The console can be used both vertically and horizontally. How does a disk drive work? This should be said separately. Here are our tips.
When preparing to put a new game or a game from your old PS4 library in the PS5, keep in mind one important detail: the front side of the disk should be on your left hand when installing it in the drive. This may not seem like a very important comment. However, in the PlayStation 4, the front side of the disk is located on the right. Therefore, it is quite natural to make such a mistake.
How to output Dolby Atmos audio to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
In fact, the PS5 doesn‘t support Dolby Atmos. However, it can output audio via HDMI for DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Blu-ray. In this way, the AV receiver can decode the signal. But there is a problem: the option is not available in standard PlayStation 5 tinctures. You must select this option manually. This can be done when the disk is inserted and running.
Follow this: when it reaches the main menu, click the “Options” button and you should see pop-UPS at the bottom of the screen. Select the “three dots” icon, and then you will see the “Settings” button. Select the audio format, then select Bitstream.
Next step: go back to the menu. To do this, press the back button on the Media Remote.
How to combine PS5 with Media Remote
The PlayStation 5 console has an additional Media Remote. It is designed to manage streaming apps and play 4K Blu-ray. You can easily connect your Bluetooth device to the console.
Go to Settings, then go to Accessories. Scroll down to the label “Media remote” and click “Configure multimedia remote”. Then follow the prompts. Hold down the PlayStation and the settings buttons. You can configure the remote to control the TV and sound system.
How to check if the PS5 version of the game is available to you instead of the PS4 version
Sony has officially announced that the next-generation PlayStation 5 console will be backward compatible with games released on the PlayStation 4. In this regard, there were faq: what projects can be launched, whether it is possible to play on the PlayStation 5 disk versions of games with the PlayStation 4, what is known about the graphic improvements of old games.
99% of games released on PlayStation 4 are available on PlayStation 5. PlayStation 5 supports PlayStation 4 discs. If you have a collection of disc versions of games, you can use it on the new console.
This may cause problems. Here are some useful hacks. During the game, the settings may switch to the wrong version. This happens with the game “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War”.
Tricky tricks: just don’t download the PS4 version. When you hover over the top panel, you will see the “Upload” button.
How to add only PlayStation 5 games to the library
The owners of the PS4 collected a large library of games. If a PS5 appears, the question arises: which games from the library belong only to the PS5 collection. How do I filter the list?
Go to the “game Library” icon in the upper panel on the home screen and click the filter button. Next, you need to mark the PS5 on it. Thus, the list will only include games for PS5. The same can be done for other platforms in the same way.
Can I extend the PlayStation 5 storage
There is a problem how to increase the storage capacity of the PS5. The fact is that compatibility with SSD cards has not yet been implemented. There is a slot for the PICe Gen 4 NVMe SSD card, but it is not activated yet. So for now, players must use an external hard drive or SSD connected to a USB port. You can play games for PS4 that are on an external drive. In this case, the internal storage will remain only for games for PS5.
How to move PS4 games to an external hard drive
The external hard drive is very easy to set up and use with the PS4. This guide will help you deal with all your questions. If an external hard drive is active, you can move, PS4 games and apps to it. What should I do? Go to “Settings”, scroll down and click “storage” – “console storage”. Next, click on the label “Games and Apps” – “Items that can be moved” – click on the game you want to move – click “Move”.
How to format a USB drive for use as extended storage
Attention! Formatting a USB drive deletes all data stored on it. You will not be able to recover data deleted in this way, so be careful!
When you first use a USB drive with your PS5 console, format the drive as extended storage. Do the following.
- Connect the USB drive to the USB port on the back of the PS5 console.
- Select Settings-Memory.
- Select Advanced storage – manage USB drives.
- If you have multiple USB drives connected, select your USB drive.
- Select Format as extended storage.
USB drives that were used as extended storage on your PS4 console do not need to be formatted.
Do not turn off the power or remove the USB drive while formatting it. This may result in data loss or corruption. Your PS5 console or USB drive may also be damaged.
How to set parental control on PlayStation 5
The convenient parental control feature helps you manage your child’s actions, limit available content, set spending limits on shared wallet, limit communication options, track and limit playback time.
To set up parental control restrictions, you will need your own PlayStation Network account and accounts for each child. Register children’s accounts. And you will automatically become the organizer of family access. Let’s say that another parent has already registered children’s accounts. He can appoint you as a “guardian”. And you can also set up parental control restrictions and spending limits.
You can configure parental control restrictions in the browser or on the PlayStation console.
Browser: setting up parental control restrictions. Log in to the network on the account management > family Management page. Select the child account for which you want to set restrictions, and select Edit to configure each feature.
You can also set parental controls from the PS5’s own settings menu. Go to “Settings”, find “Family control” and “Parental control”. In the PS5 menu, you can change each control individually. You can also choose a preset restriction level for children of different ages.
Attention! Configure the console so that children can’t change their own parental control settings.
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