Spotify tips

Charge your Controller while the PS5 rests

The Rest Mode on PS5 is intelligent enough to reduce the power consumption when the console isn’t being used. It goes into a low power state but keeps the USB ports powered so that you can charge your controllers while the console rests. You can control when console can get into the Rest mode and for how long it should power the USB ports. You can also enable/disable turning on your PS5 from the network. Navigate to Settings > System > Power Saving > Features Available in Rest Mode and select Supply Power to USB Ports.

Customize Dual Sense Controller Haptics

The Dual Sense controller has upgraded haptics that offers more natural feedback when compared to previous generation’s rumble motor. Along with that, the L2-R2 triggers have haptics built into the buttons themselves that are quite powerful. Reducing the intensity of the haptics, sound, and lights can give you some extra minutes of juice, so it’s a good idea to customize it to your liking. You can change the volume of the speakers on the controller, vibration and trigger intensity, controller light’s brightness, and the method of communication. Navigate to Settings > Accessories > Controllers where you can customize these values.

Transfer your PS4 Games Data to PS5

If you’re moving from PS4 to PS5, you are looking to transfer data to PS5. The game data includes your achievements, saved games stages, trophies, etc. and transferring is as easy as pressing a button. Power on both PS4 and PS5, and make sure both consoles are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. On your PS5, navigate to Settings > System > System Software > Data Transfer > Continue.

Change DNS Settings for PS5

There can be multiple reasons why you would want to change the DNS settings on the PS5. Whether you want to bypass ISP restrictions or need a reliable connection, there are DNS servers for every need. There are two easy ways to that; you can change the settings on PS5 itself or change the settings on the router. Whichever method you go with, I have a detailed step-by-step guide to help you change the DNS settings on the PS5.

Mute Annoying Notifications

I don’t know about you but I don’t like those annoying notifications that you get every time a game is updated. With added support for apps like Netflix, Youtube, Plex, etc., the notifications just don’t stop. Fortunately, you can toggle one switch and mute all the notifications. Just press the PS button to bring up the Control Center, select the Notifications button, and toggle DND option to on. The good thing about this toggle is that it only disables the notifications until you log out of PS5 which means you won’t miss out on important notifications in the future. If you wish to disable pop-up notifications altogether then you can do that as well. Open the Control Center > Notifications > Notification During Games > Notification and turn off ‘Allow Pop-up Notifications’.

Play Your Favorite Spotify Playlists While Playing Games

Spotify app is one of my favorite PS5 features and what makes it even better is the ability to play all the songs while playing games without any interruptions. You can control the music using the Control Center and even discover new music using the app. Simply set up Spotify app in the PS5 Media section and that’s it. All your existing playlists and liked songs would be instantly synced to PS5.

Put your PS5 flat on its Side

PS5 is undoubtedly tall and if your entertainment center isn’t big enough to house the PS5 vertically, you can easily put it horizontally. Despite the curvy body, the stand provided with the console lays it perfectly flat. You just need to use a flat-head screwdriver or even a butter knife would do to unscrew the screw, if you’ve installed it vertically.

Download Games on your PS5 When you’re Away

Imagine you’re away, the title you’ve been waiting for months is dropping in a few hours, and you won’t get home for a few more hours. You can save all that time and have the game up and ready using the PlayStation app on your smartphone. You just need to have the PS5 connected to a power source and use the app on your phone to install the game remotely. It doesn’t have to be powered on and logged in, just plugged in the wall because the Rest Mode is designed to do just that. It really is convenient.

Reset Your Dual Sense Controller

One of the many advanced upgrades that the Dual Sense Controller has got, resetting it isn’t one of them. Instead of pressing the PS and Share button simultaneously as we did on DS4, you need to grab a pin or a sim ejector tool and push the button in the tiny hole on the back of the Dual Sense controller for five seconds. It’s straight out of the early 2000s.

Play PS5 Games from your Phone

Remote Play is an intuitive feature that most people overlook. The app allows you to play your PS5 games using your smartphone when you’re in the house. The idea behind the app is that even if you have the PS5 in the other room, you can still connect your Android smartphone or iPhone to play those titles. The app simulates all the controller buttons on the smartphone screen and the gameplay is streamed over the local network. You would have to enable it on PS5 and then link the smartphone app with your PS account. Navigate to Settings > Remote Play > Enable Remote Play. A code would display on the screen. Install the Remote Play app on your smartphone and enter the code to log in.