The PlayStation 5 is built quite solidly and is made to give you years of enjoyment. Nevertheless, the console is an electronic device that can quickly break if used incorrectly. We have a few tips for you to avoid this.
In the case of electrical devices, even small faults can lead to a severe reduction in service life. We have 8 tips for you to make your PlayStation 5 last as long as possible.
1. Never leave your PlayStation 5 running without putting it to sleep or turning it off.
It is not uncommon for the console to leave on even if it has not been used for a while. In the long run, however, this can damage your PS5, because even in this state it is possible for it to overheat. If this happens frequently, internal circuitry can be damaged and ultimately cause your console to fail.
Should your PS5 actually overheat, turn it off by pressing the Press and hold the power button for seven seconds. Then let it cool down properly before you start it again.
Tip: Either put your console to sleep or turn it off when not playing to increase its lifespan.
2. Do not play a scratched disc on your PlayStation 5
Unlike other media, discs are very prone to damage. A few scratches are easy to make, but this can lead to reading errors, which can eventually crash your console.
To avoid that, you should only use discs that are in mint condition and carefully stored in a case.
Always use flawless discs without scratches in the PS5 (Image source: GIGA)
3. Do not use your PlayStation 5 in extreme heat or extreme cold
Definitely avoid those Using your PS5 in extreme heat or extreme cold. Both can damage the system. The room in which the console is located should have a temperature of at least 1 degree Celsius – it is recommended to use it at a room temperature of 16 – 22 degrees.
Make sure you’re next to the Leave enough room in the console for air to circulate and also make sure to dust it off regularly to avoid overheating.
4. PS5: When downloading cross-gen games, make sure you install the correct version
Thanks to the PS5’s backwards compatibility, you have the opportunity to use cross-gen games. Many are available for both PS4 and PS5, so you may accidentally download the PS4 version of the game, or even both.
In order to get the most out of the game and the console, and also to save storage space, it is recommended that you make sure that you have the PS5 version download.
Tip: Go to PlayStation Store and find the game you want to download. Select the “…” icon next to the “Download” button, then select the version you want.
By the way, the PS5 now also offers 1440p support:
1440p support for the PlayStation 5
5. Install the updates on your PlayStation 5 regularly
updates can sometimes seem tiresome and superfluous, but each of them serves a purpose. Every system update ultimately ensures that you can use your console more securely, that system runs more smoothly or that games run better.
An example of this is Cyberpunk 2077. Here the developer pushed many updates to improve the game on the console.
6. Don’t let your PS5 controllers charge for too long
Rechargeable batteries have their advantages, but after frequent and prolonged use, they also reach the point where they start to drain more quickly. Because of this should Controllers should never be connected to the console to charge for long periods of time.
Never leave the PS5 controller on the console for long to charge (Image source: GIGA)
7. Disable HDMI Device Link on the PS5 to avoid the console automatically launching when the TV is turned on
If you only use your television to gamble with your PlayStation 5, the function is probably useful. However, this is rarely the case and it can be annoying if the console automatically turns on when you use the TV. This You can easily turn off the function.
PS5 Dashboard > Settings > System > HDMI > Disable HDMI Device Link.
8. Use your PS5’s stand whether it’s standing or lying down
At first glance, the PlayStation 5 may appear to be standing or lying flat without the included stand, but that’s not the case.
In order to have fun with your console for as long as possible and to avoid scratches and dents from tipping over, you should make sure to use the stand. Sony provides a suitable explanation for both positions.
In this series of pictures we show you what else the PS5 can do:
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