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How to mute the PS5 start up sound

Perturbed by the loud start up beep that happens every time you switch on your PlayStation 5? Well, Sony clearly gets it and has added the ability to turn it off via a recent update. Here’s how.

Whether you are sneakily trying to get some playtime in on your PS5 without disturbing your partner or family, or you just don’t like the aggressive beep, you can now turn off the start up sound altogether or lower the volume. This is our straightforward guide on how to mute the start up beep.

What you’ll need:

  • A PS5
  • A PS5 controller

The Short Version

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click System
  3. Select Beep Sound
  4. Toggle Mute Beep Sound
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  1. Step

    Go to Settings

    On the home screen, select the Settings cog in the top right corner.Go to Settings

  2. Step

    Click System

    Once in the Settings menu, select the System option.Click System

  3. Step

    Select Beep Sound

    From the System settings, select Beep Sound from the left side.Select Beep Sound

  4. Step

    Toggle Mute Beep Sound

    To mute the sound, now simply toggle the Mute Beep Sound option. You can also change the volume, if you don’t want to switch it off completely.Toggle Mute Beep Sound

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