PS4: 10 Awesome Console Secrets EVERYONE Missed

Downloading a game remotely so it's ready when you get home? Done.

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With the PlayStation 5 lurking around the fourth quarter of 2020, looking to offer both beefier hardware and the potential of backwards compatibility, let's take one last in-depth look at the PlayStation 4.

I mean, really, what better time is there to discuss some of the secrets that the PS4 held? The system has undergone countless updates and reworked features, so event the machine you bought back in 2013 has changed quite considerably.

In fact, some of these features make us wonder why they weren’t explained or shown in a tutorial to begin with. Do bear in mind, though, you’re not going to be able to make this thing cook you a full English breakfast. We’re looking to showcase neat little tips that will make your console life that much easier to manage.

By the end of the article you’ll be a PlayStation wizard with enough tricks up your sleeve to save literal minutes when traversing the PS4. On top of that, we’ll be showcasing how to utilise additional modes of input, such as the PS Vita, the magic of the home button and help for the dying breed that are trophy hunters.

10. Setting Games To Download Remotely Through Rest Mode

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Rest mode is without a doubt, the MVP of the PlayStation 4’s features, and something touted at launch that would take years before actual integration.

To start your rest mode adventures, head to settings, power save settings and set features available in rest mode. Here, you’ll be able to check keep applications suspended which basically equates to, never have to turn your PS4 off, ever.

Perhaps not great for energy bills, but if you don’t want to keep booting up the system and games, it’s a huge time save.

While in rest mode you’ll also be able to use the PS4 to charge controllers and update applications, which is very useful while at work or asleep. Again, remember to activate these settings in the menus above.

Lastly and most impressively, the PS4 will be able to communicate with the PlayStation App on your phone, which can have its advantages. For example, say you’re at work while a new game comes out, you can purchase it via the marketplace and set it to download and install to your connected PS4.

See? MVP.

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