7 Power User Hacks to get the most out of your PlayStation 5

7 Power User Hacks to get the most out of your PlayStation 5

If, like many people, you enjoy exploring the depths of PlayStation 5 and getting that adrenaline rush every time you uncover a new hack, you’re in for a treat! We’ve put together a list of some power saving hacks that will help you get the most out of your PS5.

From hidden navigation tricks to troubleshooting tips, these hacks will add a new level of convenience to your gaming experience. So grab your DualSense controller and let’s get started!

1. Use your TV remote to navigate your PS5

A screenshot showing how to enable HDMI device linking on a PS5

If you don’t like using the DualSense controller to navigate your PS5, you’ve probably considered getting the PS5 Media Remote. But why spend extra money on this accessory when you can use your TV remote to navigate your PS5?

To enable this feature, go to Settings > System > HDMI > Enable HDMI Device Link. You can now use your TV remote to control your PS5. However, that’s not all you can do with this feature enabled!

Under Enable HDMI Device Linkyou will find other options that you can enable to turn on the PS5 and the TV at the same time while automatically switching the input to the console by pressing PS button on the DualSense controller. All you have to do is choose Enable One-Touch Play.

In addition, you can also switch on Activate Power Link to turn off the TV and put the PS5 into sleep mode using the power button on the TV remote.

2. Enable voice command, chat transcription and dictate your messages on your PS5

A screenshot showing how to enable voice command on a PS5

You will love this hack if you enjoy using voice assistants like Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa to perform tasks. With Voice command feature enabled on your PS5, you can speak into the DualSense controller’s built-in microphone to open games, apps or settings.

To enable this feature, go to Settings > Voice Command (Preview) > Enable Voice Command. You can also activate Listen for “Hey PlayStation!” to use the expression “Hey PlayStation” as a wake-up command for Voice command traits.

Additionally, if you prefer to read text conversations rather than listen to them, you can enable Chat transcription. This feature will convert voice chats to text and display them on the screen. To activate Chat transcriptiongo to Settings > Accessibility > Chat transcription > Enable chat transcription.

Finally, you can dictate messages to your friends by choosing microphone icon in the message box and speaks into the microphone. This also works when searching for games, apps and settings.

3. Type faster using the DualSense controller trackpad

A PS5 screenshot showing an on-screen keyboard

Typing on PlayStation 5 can be very annoying and time consuming. If for some reason you don’t want to dictate your message by speaking into the controller’s microphone, you can use the touchpad to type faster.

All you have to do is use one of your fingers to slide over the touchpad and it will reflect the movement on the on-screen keyboard, just like a mouse pointer. Alternatively, you can press L3 and R3 at the same time to use the controller’s motion sensors to move the pointer on the on-screen keyboard.

4. Access the secret browser on your PS5

If you’ve ever tried to access the web from your PS5, then felt frustrated after navigating through the user interface and not finding a dedicated browser app?

And while there aren’t many reasons why you’d want to use the browser on your console, it doesn’t hurt to know that it exists and how to access it.

A PS5 screenshot showing messages in a chat

To access the hidden browser on PS5, press the PS button on the DualSense controller to access Control center. Select Game basego to your Messageschoose any friend (chat), write google.comand hits Send.

Use the left analog stick to hover Google.com link in the chat and press X to access Google. From here you can search and navigate the web.

Now let’s say you’re stuck in a game and need to use a guide on YouTube to find the solution. You can easily pin the YouTube video on the page while playing the game. To do this, open YouTube by using the browser.

A PS5 screenshot showing a YouTube page on the home screen

Search for the YouTube video, press the Options button on the DualSense controller, and select Fasten aside to pin the video. You can now start the game while the video is playing on the page.

5. PS5’s console sharing feature

A PS5 screenshot showing console sharing settings

One of the benefits of owning physical copies of games is that you can easily share them with your friends. But did you know that you can also share your digital games with your friends at no extra cost to you or them?

The PS5s Console sharing feature allows you to share your collection of digital games with other PS5 users. All you need to do is enable game sharing on your PlayStation 5 to share your games with close friends and family members to play on their consoles. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that you can also share your PS5 games with friends using Share Play.

6. Edit the PS5 screenshots

A PS5 screenshot showing how to edit a photo

Chances are you already know how to take screenshots on the PS5 using the DualSense controller’s Capture button. But you may not know that there are a number of image editing tools available to help you add a personal touch to your screenshots.

For example, you can place text on your screenshots for easier identification. To do this, go to Media library on the home screen, hover over the desired screen and press X to access Edit option. From here you can choose add text tool and start editing the screenshot. In addition, you can crop the image and change the text’s color, position, scale and format.

7. Use safe mode and clear cache to solve your PS5 problems

PS5 Safe Mode Menu

One of the easiest and most effective ways to solve some of the most common PS5 problems, such as connection issues or game crashes, is to start the console in safe mode and clear the cache. This helps remove junk data and troubleshoot many software problems you may encounter.

To go in Safety mode, make sure your PS5 is off and press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps. Then use the DualSense controller to select Clear cache and rebuild database > Clear system software cache. This PS5 power hack might not always solve all the problems, but it’s a great starting point if you’re looking to troubleshoot a software-related issue.

Get the most out of your PlayStation 5 with these power user hacks

Your PS5 is a powerful gaming machine packed with features to help you get the most out of your gaming experience. The power user hacks mentioned above are just a few tricks and tips you can use to improve your gaming experience.

So, the next time you turn on your console, don’t forget to try these tricks.

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