Next, we will explain how to configure your PS5 from scratch to start playing as quickly as possible; So, if you already have the console new generation of Sony, we offer all necessary steps to start enjoying your new games quickly and directly. And it is that the configuration processes of the new consoles can be somewhat cumbersome; That is why we offer you a complete guide with all the details you should know to get your new PS5 ready and start enjoying the new generation of PlayStation right away. Don’t miss out on everything about setting up your PlayStation 5.
How to set up PlayStation 5
The first step, after removing all the plastics and the PS5 box, is to connect the console to the television or monitor on which you are going to play with the different cables that come with it. First, connect the console to the mains with the power cable and then connect the HDMI cable, one end to the HDMI output of the console and the other to the HDMI input of the television or monitor.
With the two cables connected, turn on the console by pressing the power button on the front. Now you will have to connect the DualSense controller with the USB cable that also comes in the box, one end at the back of the controller itself and the other in the USB port on the front of the console. When the DualSense controller is connected, press the PS button on the controller to turn it on and the console will detect it; Once PS5 recognizes the controller, you can disconnect the cable and continue using it wirelessly, although we recommend leaving it connected until it charges all its battery.
PS5 will access the language screen automatically; choose the language you prefer, although if you are in Spain you will most likely want to configure the console in Spanish (Spain). Even so, you will have many languages to choose from, such as various types of English or Latin American Spanish, among many others.
Once the language has been chosen, you will access the Configure Internet connection screen. Thus, if you have not connected the console with a cable through the Ethernet port, you will have to connect it to the internet through your home WiFi network. Choose the wireless network and enter the password; In any case, you can also configure the Internet connection later, although it is advisable to do so at this time so as not to miss other next steps of the configuration.
Now you will access the Adjust display area screen to adjust the margins of the screen to see the contents correctly, to make the margins of the games coincide with those of the television or monitor; make the necessary adjustments with the directional pad of the DualSense knob, although by default they are usually well configured.
The next step will be to adjust the HDR brightness on televisions or monitors compatible with that technology; Make the adjustments by following the on-screen instructions in three steps. When you finish, click Next.
If you have a PS5 with a disc reader you can enter a game to start its installation if you wish while you continue with the configuration, although it is an optional step. If you don’t want to install any games now, just click Continue.
The next screen will be Power Options in Sleep Mode, to configure power consumption in sleep mode. We can choose between two main options, one of low consumption so that some functions are deactivated in standby mode or another with an optimized experience so that the console keeps more functions active in standby mode in exchange for consuming more, functions such as updating games, loading the controls if they are connected or turn it on remotely. There is also a third option available called Custom for each user to configure the options they consider.
After logging in, you will access a screen called Protect your account with various instructions on how to protect your account, for example, through a password.
After completing all these steps, you will have your new PlayStation 5 console configured to start playing. However, if you want to further customize the console, its menus and options, you just have to go to Settings and perform the actions you consider.