Updated 03 February 2017

PS VR: Fixing picture drift

What to do if the picture has moved to one side.


If you notice that the screen has drifted to one side while playing PS VR compatible games in VR mode or while playing non-VR games or watching video through the PS VR headset in Cinematic mode you can avoid or fix this by following these suggestions.

Picture drift while in Cinematic mode

If the screen shifts to one side, press and hold the Options button on your DualShock 4 wireless controller to re-centre the screen.

For more information about Cinematic mode see our Cinematic Mode article.

Picture drift while in VR mode

If your DualShock 4 wireless controller is connected to your PS4 system with the charging cable, this can sometimes interfere with the PlayStation Camera's view of the light bar. Play wirelessly to stop this issue.


  • Recommended distance from camera for play is approximately 1.5 m – 2.0 m (5 – 7ft).


  • Place the camera in a vibration-free location.
  • Adjust the height, direction, and angle of the camera.
  • Play directly in front of the camera.

If the issue persists, take off the VR headset and leave the power on. Place the VR headset in a location that is stable and free from vibration for approximately 10 seconds.