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How-to guide for changing the PS4 background with the custom image

If you are someone who is a proud owner of a PS4 but is frustrated by looking at that swirling background on the home screen of the PS4, then we have a solution for you.

You might not know this, but you can actually change the image with any other image you like such as your own photos or the image taken from the internet. Another great piece of information for all you gamers is that Sony has actually placed over 2 dozen of the amazing images of games on its official blog. You can download them for free from there and then use them in any way you like.

You can not only upload images but photos and screenshots as well. Still, one thing to remember here is that the best result of an image can be achieved on your screen if the images uploaded are 1920 * 1080 or 3840 * 2160 pixels. This pixel ratio is the one that matches the aspect ratio of the PS4 and the PS4 Pro.

The whole process of the background image change on the PS4 takes about a few steps. So without any further wait, here is the how-to guide for changing the PS4 background with the custom image.


How to Change the Background for PS4:-

Before we start the PS4 background image chancing process, you need to first have that certain image on an empty USB flash drive and then plug it into the USB port of the PS4.

Step 1:-

Startup by finding the right image that you want to replace for the actual PS4 background image and then place it on a USB Flash drive. Be sure to place this image in a folder titled “Images”.


Step 2:-

The second step is straight forward, simply plug the USB drive in the USB port of the PS4 and let it boot.

Step 3:-

Now take that POS4 controller and go to the Settings of the PS4.

Step 4:-

In the settings look for the tab titled ‘Themes” and then select it.


Step 5:-

In the ‘themes” tab, choose the tab titled “Custom”.

Step 6:-

In the Custom tab, look for option Images and then select the option titled “USB Storage Device”.


Step 7:-

Now simply select the particular image you want to use for replacing the original PS4 background image with.


Step 8:-

If there is any part of your image that you might need to zoom in for detail, make use of the right joy stick on the controller for zooming in. after you are happy with the zoom effect and click the option “Apply”. After you are done with the whole process, this image will be the new background image of your PS4.


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