Manage notifications on PS5 consoles

How to manage notifications on PS5 consoles

Find out how to check notifications and how to mute or delete notifications on your PlayStation®5 console.

What are PS5™ console notifications? 

Notifications help you stay informed — know when you receive an invitation or a friend request, a game you purchased is ready to play, an add-on goes on sale, and more.

How to check a notification on PS5 consoles 

When a pop-up with a PS button icon appears on screen, press the PS button to expand the notification on screen. To check a notification after it has been received: 

  1. Press the PS button on your controller to go to the control center and select Notifications
  2. Select a notification to open it.

How to enable Do Not Disturb for PS5 console notifications 

To mute all notifications temporarily, go to the control center and select Notifications, and then turn on Do Not Disturb

Pop-ups for notifications won't appear on screen until you log out of or restart your PS5 console, or until you turn off Do Not Disturb.

How to delete notifications on PS5 consoles 

  1. Press the PS button on your controller to go to the control center and then select Notifications
  2. Highlight a notification you want to delete. 
  3. Press the options button, and then select Delete Notification. Or, select Delete All Notifications to clear the list of all notifications. 

You can also highlight notifications, and then press the square button to quickly delete them one at a time.

How to change notification settings on PS5 consoles 

To configure notification settings, go to the home screen and select Settings > Notifications

Allow Pop-Up Notifications
Turn on to see pop-ups for notifications on screen. 

Show Preview
Turn on to see a preview of notifications you receive. 

Play Sound
Turn on to hear a sound when you receive a notification. 

Display Time
Change how long you see a pop-up before it disappears. 

Manage pop-ups
Select which pop-ups you want to see, and when you want to see them. For each notification type below, choose to have pop-ups turn off automatically while you're playing games, watching videos, during broadcasts, or any combination of the three: 

When Friends Go Online
Want to be notified when certain friends go online so you can start playing together sooner? Select them here. 

From Games
Want to keep up to date with information from the games you're playing? Select them here. 

Game Invitations
See when you're invited to join other player's games. 

Trophies
See when you earn trophies. 

Challenges
See when you receive game challenges. 

Friend Requests
See when you receive friend requests. 

Messages
See when you receive messages. 

Voice Chat
See when your friends start a voice chat with you. 

Accolades
See when you receive accolades from other players. 

Song Change
See information when songs start playing. 

Downloads and Copies
See the status of your downloads and copies. 

Uploads
See the status of your uploads. 

Wishlist Updates
See when there are updates to items in your wishlist. 

From PlayStation
See when you receive news and updates from PlayStation. 

Subscriptions
See updates from subscription services like PlayStation Plus.

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