Can You Change the Background on PS5? [Read On to Know]

Written By Steven Arends

One of the cool features of PS4 is to change the home screen wallpaper to anything. Other than playing games all day long, it is the first priority of many users.

After the launch of the PS5 in 2020, one common question roaming around all over the internet is whether it is possible to modify the PS5’s background.

Sit back and relax. Here, I will answer that and help you eliminate all the doubts around it.change-background-on-ps5

So, tag along.

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Can You Change PS5 Background and Wallpaper?

Unfortunately, you can’t change the background or wallpaper on the PS5 home screen. SONY has not added the custom background and theme-changing option yet. It means players cannot apply any form of custom wallpaper or previously acquired or earned backgrounds on the PlayStation 5.

However, you may modify the background by using the games you already own. Are you guessing how? Well, SONY has included a dynamic background feature that transforms the home screen background on its own when you navigate from game to game.

For example, let’s say you have FIFA 23 or God of War Ragnarök on your PS5. You will see Mbappe’s wallpaper while you highlight FIFA 23. And when you are on over the God of War Ragnarök game, the background will automatically change and you will see Kratos & his son Atreus’s picture on your PS5 home screen.fifa-god-of-warAs you can see, it all depends on which game you highlighted with the cursor. The interesting fact about this PS5’s dynamic wallpaper is that you can’t turn it off. Moreover, the PS5 will also play a soundtrack based on the game. Unlike the dynamic wallpaper, the music can be turned off if you don’t like it.

To turn off the home screen music, Follow the steps.

  • Click on the gear icon.
  • Select Sound.select-sound
  • Press Audio Output.
  • Move to the General section.
  • Switch the toggle icon to the off position of Home Screen Music.audio-output-general-home-screen

Press your DualSense controller’s X button to navigate the PS5 settings. Check out the solution if the PS5 X button is not working. You can also visit our separate post if the other buttons of the controller, like the Triangle button or the Circle button, are not functioning.

You should also know about the themes. Can you change your theme on PS5 or not?

Shortly say you can’t. There are presently just default themes available for the PS5. You have to use the default theme designs unless SONY introduces a new update on theme support.

Although you can’t change the PS5 home screen wallpaper, you can change your PS5 profiles’ background. If you want to know how to change the PS5 background image of the profile, follow the next section.

How to Change Background on PS5 Profile

Modifying the background image of the profile is a pleasant thing to do. You can add any gaming moment to your PS5 profile. Let’s see how to do that.

Note: You can add the screenshot images as the profile background you took before. If you don’t have any screenshots on your PS5, you can take them anytime using your controller. Even when you’re focused on gaming.

Press and hold the Create button of your Dualsense controller. A small black symbol on the top right corner of the screen will let you know the screenshot taken is successful.screeshot-symbol

Here are the steps to modify the cover image of the PS5 profile:

  • Go to the Profile icon and click on it.
  • Select Profile.icon-profile
  • Click on Edit Profile.click-edit-profile
  • Press on Cover Image.click-cover-image
  • Hit Change Image.press-change-image
  • Choose an image and click Select.choose-image-select
  • Adjust the image and press Save.adjust-image-save
  • Click Done.select-done

The image will add to your profile’s background. Check our separate post on how to deactivate PS5 accounts if you wish to know that.

Final Thought

Though the PS5 doesn’t have a custom backdrop and themes option yet, you must accept that the dynamic background is way more extraordinary. After all, the different background scenery for each game with different music tracks feels really impressive.

I hope you have got all the answers to your question. Comment below if you have any questions. I will gladly answer them all.

Peace!

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