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PlayStation 5 owners discover 'life-changing' setting you'll want to use immediately

PlayStation 5 owners discover 'life-changing' setting you'll want to use immediately

Who knew a console could make such an impact...!

Oftentimes, the simplest of features deliver the biggest impact. PlayStation users are finding this truth out for themselves, after discovering what some are describing as a “life-changing” setting.

Allow us to set the scene: you’ve waited until everyone has gone to bed to enjoy a late-night gaming session. You turn on your PlayStation 5 and... it makes that irritating beep as it wakes up, surely waking up the rest of the household.

It sounds silly, but in the dead of the night, noises like that can have you losing your mind like Mac in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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“The sound never echoes louder than when you have just put your baby down to sleep,” bitterly joked one gamer. We can only imagine the pain of getting your baby to sleep, only for your Sony hardware to wake it back up.

All you need to do to silence that “triggering” sound once and for all, is to head into your PS5 settings and toggle to mute the startup beep. That’s all there is to it.

It isn’t just babies impacted by this small but piercing noise – it's our pets as well. One Redditor said, “Dude, that sound is a trigger for my old dog. When it beeps, she starts shaking. I have no idea why, it's just that frequency. So glad I can turn it off now.”

Others, however, find that beep quite nice. We don’t understand those people, but we respect their right to like the wrong things.

“I kinda enjoy the beep,” they sheepishly admitted, before adding, “But I'm glad people can turn it off to stop annoying those around them.”

Whether you’re Team Beep or Team Silence, it matters not. All that truly counts is being able to turn that sound off (or down, if you prefer) so you can game in peace in the middle of the night.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, Sony, Tech, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5