Two PS5 hacks that make your console MUCH better revealed

GOT your hands on a PS5 recently? There are some clever hacks to improve your experience.

There are loads of settings to play with on the console – and some are better than others.


But if you've shelled out hundreds on a brand new PlayStation console, you might as well make the most of it.

TikTok creator @_ssgamer has shared some tricks for gamers.

He describes them as "PS5 life hacks you'll be glad you knew".

The first is a way to stop people from being able to spam you with notifications.

If you just want to play quietly, you can simple activate a Do Not Disturb mode.

Press the PlayStation button on you control to unlock the control centre.

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Then scroll up to the top and activate the Do Not Disturb toggle.

This will stop notifications coming through to you, giving you much-needed peace and quiet.

Just don't forget to turn it back off when you're doing with solitude.

The second trick lets you pause all noise.

Grab your controller and then hold down the button above the microphone icon.

Once it starts flashing, the sound will have muted itself.

Simply repeat the process to unmute and go on your merry way.

Video watchers were loving the tips.

One said: "Wow I have a PS5 and I didn't even know this."

Another wrote: "Thanks bro this really helped."

And one keen fan pleaded: "Give me more."

Here are some other tricks…

Hold the PlayStation button to go home

There's a quick and easy way to get straight to your PlayStation's home screen.

While pressing the PlayStation button opens the control centre, holding it down takes you to the console's dashboard.

Hold the button for about five seconds to activate the shortcut.

Turn off your controller manually

You can also hold the PlayStation button for other shortcuts.

Pressing it down for about 10 seconds switches off your controller manually.

This is a quick and easy way to save battery if you're stepping away from your console for a while.

Find out your playtime

You can view game stats such as your progress and total play hours from within the home screen.

To access the stats section, head to your home screen and select the your avatar icon.

Select Games and then scroll down to view your stats – including how many trophies you've earned.

Dodge spoilers

Your PS5 has a setting that helps to protect you from spoilerific content sent by your mates.

When activated, a pop-up will warn you if it thinks you're about to see something in a game you haven't finished yet.

It's a handy tool if your friends have a habit of sending you screenshots or clips from games before you've completed them.

To activate the setting, head to Home > Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Spoiler Warnings.

Turn off automatic trophy clips

By default, your PS5 records a 15-second clip every time you unlock a trophy.

While this can be a handy way to document your game progression, it also quickly eats into your hard drive space. 

To deactivate automatic trophy clips, head to Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Trophies.

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