How To Change the Theme on a PS5
PS5 comes with a dynamic theme that changes wallpaper or backgrounds automatically when you pick different games. With the redesigned user interface, PS5 aims to give customers a more engaging gaming experience. But it doesn’t provide any options to customize the theme, which may disappoint many of its users.
Despite rumors that there will be a new update which may include the possibility for theme-related adjustments, we can’t say anything for sure until it’s officially released. However, in the meantime, let’s turn your disappointment into pure joy by unlocking other potentials of PS5. Keep reading to learn about different customization options and new features on your console.
A Creative Way to Change Wallpaper on a PS5
Since PS5 doesn’t allow you to make any changes to its dynamic wallpapers or backgrounds, it’s time to be creative to get what you want. You can try the following workaround method to replace the original wallpaper with your favorite image.
First, you need to search for new wallpaper via the built-in browser. Here’s how to do it:
- Press your controller’s PlayStation button to initiate the action.
- Navigate to “Game Base” at the bottom. It will lead to the “Friends” menu.
- Choose the message icon.
- Click the “Search-Browser.”
- Type Bing.com (or Google.com) in the chat box.
- Hit R2 on your controller to submit it as a message.
- Tap the Bing.com message to launch it on the built-in browser.
- Once Bing.com has successfully loaded in the browser, select “Images” at the top.
- Go to the search box and type the name of your favorite wallpaper.
- Press R2 to start searching the wallpaper.
The next step is to edit and save the new wallpaper:
- Choose a wallpaper from the list of search results. If you have a 4K TV, try to choose a wallpaper with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels or something comparable to prevent pixels from tearing on the screen.
- The selected wallpaper will show in the browser as an image.
- Make a screenshot by pressing and holding the create (or share) button on your controller.
- You’ll see a screenshot sign on the upper right of the screen when you manage to take the screenshot.
- Go to the screenshot menu by holding down the create button. Select your screenshot.
- Use the editing feature to modify your screenshot as desired.
- Crop the image to remove unwanted elements.
- Click the zoom button to enlarge the screenshot and crop it.
- Use the left key to enlarge the screenshot until it fills the box and leave the unwanted elements out.
- Select “Done” when you’ve finished cropping.
- Click “Save” to complete the process and save the modifications you’ve made.
Finally, here’s how to replace the original wallpaper with the new one (continuation from the previous steps):
- Choose “Replace Original” to save and make your screenshot as wallpaper on PS5.
- Hit the PlayStation button on your controller, and navigate to the profile menu.
- Select “Profile.”
- Tap “Edit Profile.” You’ll see a list of options.
- Click “Change Image.” Select your edited screenshot as your PS5 wallpaper.
- Hit “Save” to replace the built-in wallpaper.
- Return to the profile and see if the PS5 wallpaper has changed to the new one.
What Makes PS5 Great
Despite the lack of customizable themes, PS5 is the latest addition to the gaming world that takes the experience to a whole new level. With its sleek design and advanced features, PS5 has become the go-to console for gamers everywhere. Here are five reasons that will make you fall in love with it:
The PS5’s graphics are among the best in the current generation of gaming consoles. Its powerful hardware and custom-designed GPU deliver smooth frame rates and high refresh rates, providing an immersive and enjoyable gaming experience. Most games can work at 4K/60fps, and some of them can even achieve 4K/120fps.
Remote Play allows you to stream and play PS5 games, navigate the menus, access the home screen of your console, and switch between games on any suitable device using an internet connection or mobile data.
You can continue playing your game on a different device, such as your phone, picking up where you left off on the PlayStation console connected to your TV. It’s also possible to start a new game directly from the app without using a TV.
Customizable DualSense Controller
The new DualSense Controller offers haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, providing a more delightful gaming experience. For instance, it can simulate various sensations like the feeling of driving over rough terrain or the sensation of raindrops hitting the controller. In a shooting game, the triggers may also become harder to press when you’re trying to shoot with a heavy weapon.
DualSense Controller is also highly customizable, from the layout of the buttons to the intensity of the vibration and stick sensitivity. You can even modify the controller itself, such as swapping the stick caps and back buttons.
SSD and Expandable Storage
PS5 features built-in SSD storage that helps eliminate loading times and improve game performance. You can also expand the storage capacity if you feel the space isn’t enough to accommodate your games. You’ll find a specific location behind the console’s covers to add external storage.
The PS5 supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing, which means that the console’s hardware is specifically designed to perform these calculations quickly and efficiently. It helps enhance the visual quality of video games.
Ray Tracing allows for more accurate and realistic lighting, shadows, reflections, and other visual effects in your games. It simulates the way light behaves in the real world. For example, a character’s shadow will accurately reflect the shape and position of nearby objects, and reflections in water or on a shiny surface will look more lifelike.
Does PS5 support 8K resolution?
PS5 has the capability to support 8K resolution in video games. It features an HDMI 2.1 slot that makes it possible to play games at 8K resolution with 60 frames per second (fps). But as of right now, 8K gaming is not yet an option on the console since Sony has set a limit at a native 4K resolution.
Can I customize PS5 console cover?
Although PS5’s software may not allow for much customization, you can still decorate the console. You can swap out the faceplate covers on each side of the device. Sony provides several color options, but there are also many choices available from third parties manufacturers.
Focus on What You Can Control
In conclusion, it’s important to note that the PS5 theme is already set by the system and cannot be altered by the user. While this may be disappointing for some, it ensures a consistent and seamless experience for all players.
If you’re looking for customization options, consider personalizing other settings or decorating your console and controllers to make your PS5 experience uniquely yours.
Do you prefer a customizable theme or a dynamic theme on PS5? Which features of the PS5 excite you the most? Let us know in the comment section below.