When you get a new PlayStation, or if you’ve reset yours, you’ll need to set it up and create a profile. This guide will take you through it step-by-step, with nice, simple instructions.
The picture below shows you which plugs go where. Once you've hit the power button, follow our steps.
To connect your controller to the PS4, connect it with the microUSB cable and then press the PS button.
Pick the language you want to use and press X to choose it.
You’ll see a screen letting you know what’s going to be set up. Press Next.
First is connecting to the internet. If possible, we recommend a wired connection (use a LAN cable), but if not, choose Use Wi-Fi. If you don’t want to connect at all, choose Set up later.
If you’re connecting to Wi-Fi, choose the network you want to use.
Type in the Wi-Fi password and press R2 when you’re done. As long as the password is OK, it’ll connect and you can press X to carry on.
If you’ve got a PlayStation Camera, you can connect it now, otherwise choose Skip.
Pick your Timezone and press X.
Check that the time and date are right. Change it if it’s not, then press Next.
Choose the Media Playback and General power saving settings you want to use (how long before it turns off when you're watching a film, for example), then press Next.
Choose which features you want to use in ‘rest mode’, then press Next.
Sony likes to be able to collect information about the PS4. Have a read through and then choose Confirm and Continue, or Modify setting if you want to change anything.
You have to agree to the User Agreement, so choose Accept.
That’s all there is to it. Choose Start now to finish the setup.
A message will pop up about Photosensitive Epilepsy. You’ll see that each time you turn the PlayStation on, just as a safety warning. Now let’s have a look at how to set up your user profile.
Go up to the top line of options and slide across to Profile. Press X to choose it.
If you already have a PlayStation Network account, choose Sign into PlayStation Network. If you want a new account, choose Edit User.
Even if you’re setting up a new profile, you’ll need a PlayStation Network account to use the Store. Choose Create an account if you need to make one.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll get some information about the account. Press OK.
If you’re using an account you’ve used before, you’ll get the option to Transfer Data from Another PS4. Choose Cancel if you don’t want to.
You’ll get a message telling you how to do it later if you want to. Press OK.
Your user profile is set up and will be the one that the PlayStation uses unless you sign out.
Hopefully that’s everything you need to know to get your PlayStation set up and ready to play with. If you need more help, contact Team Knowhow Experts.
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