Very soon, the life cycle of the 4 console will come to its logical end, and through all these many years it has managed to change more than once. Through numerous system updates, added all sorts of new features and features to its console that you might not even know about. This article contains just such.

1. Share Play

This function is perhaps the most famous of all that are presented in this list, but, I think, few people used it at all. Share Play may allow you to transfer control of your game to any friend who is in a party. In addition, with this function, you can call a friend with you in a local multiplayer, for example, in Mortal Kombat, regardless of whether he has this game or not.

The function can actually be useful if one of your friends wants to play your game before buying, or if you suddenly need help with passing a difficult level.

Enabling this feature is very simple: add a friend to the party and select the section to share the game in it. After a short test of the speed of your Internet, control will be transferred to the one you have chosen. A great option for those who want to play with a friend, but can not meet with him.

2. Opening multiple applications at once

You can run the game and one of the applications at the same time. This can be useful if you suddenly need to find a moment in a game, and you just turn it on YouTube. You can also launch the console’s internal browser at the same time as the game.

Unfortunately, you cannot play several games at once. We expect a similar feature in the new .

3. Double-clicking on the PS button will return you to the last screen

Such a function can help you switch between the game / application and the PS Store or browser, without having to go to the main menu and select the desired icon again.

4. Using L1 and R1, you can scroll through your applications from the first to the last

Using these buttons, you can instantly skip the entire long list of games and applications to instantly switch from the PS Store to the library.

5. Press [square] to read hidden trophies

If you are at a loss in understanding how to open this or that secret trophy, you can simply press the [square] button to read the description of such trophies.

Also, if you press Options during this reading, you can immediately find this trophy on the Internet.

6. You can adjust the brightness of the controller backlight

Do not like the bright light from the controller? You can change the light intensity to a minimum. To do this, hold down the PS button, select the device settings and look for the controller light setting there. It can be changed to dim, medium and bright.

7. The backlight of your controller may indicate its charge

When you charge your controller in the off state or in the idle state of the console, it always glows in orange. So, the less often the pulsation of light, the more it is charged. When the controller is fully charged, the light turns off completely.

8. Reassigning all buttons

On , you can change all your buttons on the controller. To do this, find this function in the Options> Availability section. Such a function can be useful to those who (as I had) have a Japanese revision of the console with the replaced O and X by default, the other way around.

9. You can control your console using face and voice commands

If you have headphones with a microphone connected, when you say the command “PlayStation”, a menu of voice commands opens, with which you can open applications or control the screen.

And if you have a PlayStation camera, you can activate authorization on it in your account by face, in the manner of FACE ID.

10Type text using the touchpad and gyroscope

The keyboard for typing on the PS4 is not so convenient that it is easy to use. Therefore, you might want to try different ways of typing.

You can use the controller’s touchpad to type by simply swiping it with your finger while typing. And by pressing on R3, you switch the input method to the gyroscope, i.e. with the help of the controller you can hover over the desired letters.

11. You can create events on the calendar

If you want to create an event, for example, a match with friends for a specific date, then simply find this option in the upper tab of the main menu, indicated by the calendar icon. Here you can see all the upcoming competitions or seasonal events, as well as create your own. This is a great way to create various tournaments between your friends online.

12. Choose who can send you messages

Tired of spam sent to you on PS4 messages? Then you should go to the privacy settings, where there is an option to restrict incoming messages. Here you can enable the All / Only Friends / None options.

13. See all patches and previous versions of the game

If you are interested in what patches and updates were released for a specific game on your console, then just hover over it, open the options and scroll down to the update history. It is there that you will find either just version numbers or full descriptions for the patches.

14. The alternative shutdown of the controller

In order to turn off the controller without much effort, just hold down the PS button for 10 seconds, and the controller will immediately turn off.

15. Magnifier

In the accessibility section, you can enable double screen magnification. To do this, you need to enable this function and click on the default combination of buttons PS and [square].

If you are interested in what patches and updates were released for a specific game on your console, then just hover over it, open the options and scroll down to the update history. It is there that you will find either just version numbers or full descriptions for the patches.

The alternative shutdown of the controller
In order to turn off the controller without much effort, just hold down the PS button for 10 seconds, and the controller will immediately turn off.

MagnifierIn the accessibility section, you can enable double screen magnification. To do this, you need to enable this function and click on the default combination of buttons PS and [square].