How to install PS5: Pro Tips, Options for customization, and more

How to install PS5 Pro Tips Options for customization and

By default, you will be able to share any games or media you have purchased with other users who are logged into the console.

Transfer data from your PS4

Unfortunately, game save does not automatically sync with the cloud on PlayStation consoles, so if you want to transfer your data from your PS4, you have to do it the old-fashioned way . You can start by connecting both consoles to the same Wi-Fi network or, even better, running an ethernet cable between the two.

You may have been prompted to transfer data when you first set up your console, but if not, you can proceed Options> System> System Software> Data Transfer on your PS5 to start. When you see Prepare for data transfer, press and hold the power button on your PS4 for one second until you hear a beep. Back on your PS5, you will now be able to choose what data you want to transfer.

Enable 3D Audio

One of the coolest new features of the PS5 is 3D audio. The fully software-based Tempest audio system allows developers to design soundscapes in 3D space, making different characters or sound environments depending on where they are relative to the player. Overall, the system does not require you to have special hardware to remove. Headphones or stereo speakers will make it simple. (Check out our guide to the best headphones for all systems to find one that works well with your PS5.)

The 3D audio feature may not be enabled by default, however. If not, head in Options> Audio> Audio Output and select your audio device. There, you will find an option for Enable 3D Audio for your headset or speakers. Games still need to support the feature - but there are a number of big ones, like Death stranding: leader cutting and Demon Souls do, so take a look at those.

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Enable (and balance) 4K, HDR, and 120Hz

The latest consoles can support some high-powered games, including 4K, HDR, and up to 120 fps all at once - assuming your TV supports for all these features, ie If your console does not automatically detect these features and enable them by default, you can proceed Options> Screen and Video> Video Output to turn them.

However, you may not always want to - 4K and 120fps gaming each add heavy processing loads to your console, and if you throw in next generation features like ray tracing, the problem can grow worse. Depending on the game and your priorities, you may prefer more accurate lighting over 120 fps, or vice versa. Some games allow you to choose what features are allowed within the games themselves, but if you prefer to set it at the system level, you can do so here.

Download games as fast as you can

On the Games tab of your home screen, you will find the Game Library. Here's where you can start downloading all your games. You can get tabs for any games you've requested from PlayStation Plus - or PlayStation Now if you also subscribe to that service. Between these tabs, you seem to have plenty of games to download.

That's great in the long run, but on Day One of your new console, it can mean awful hours of downloads - and that's after you've already waited to install system updates. If you are giving someone the console, it is usually a good idea to open a box and start uploading games a day or two earlier, if you can.


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