Essential PS4 set up guide – tips & tricks for your PlayStation 4


Turn the PS4′s Dualshock 4 speaker down

Where: Settings/Devices/controllers or hold the PS button & select Adjust Devices

For some reason the PS4‘s DualShock 4 ships with its built in speaker SET AT FULL VOLUME. Which, if you’re not expecting it, can be quite the shock (Killzone Shadow Fall’s audio logs and Resogun’s “Save the last humans!” are the main offenders here). Best access the option to turn it down a little before something gives you a heart attack. Using the PS button option also lets you send all the PS4′s audio out of the pad’s jack, handy if you want to use headphones.

Essential PS4 set up guide – tips & tricks

  1. Change the PS4′s power settings
  2. Activate your home console as a ‘Primary PS4
  3. Log into Facebook & use your real name on PS4
  4. Turn the PS4′s Dualshock 4 speaker down
  5. Log in to PS4 with your Face
  6. Voice commands – tell PS4 what to do
  7. Set up a second screen for easier typing on PS4
  8. Set your TV & PS4 up perfectly
  9. Improve security on your PS4: set a password
  10. Do not disturb – change your PS4 notifications
  11. PS Plus isn’t the only way to save saves on PS4
  12. See where all your PS4 memory’s gone
  13. Flip the PS4′s Share controls around
  14. Make PS4 video walkthroughs
  15. Get PS4 Streaming set up properly