★ Debug Settings

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The Debug Settings (stylized as ★ Debug Settings) describes additional preferences in the Settings Menu, which are only available on Nonretail consoles. "★Debug Settings", which is one of the "Settings" items, is provided only for the development machines and includes various features for development support.


Note: The following ★ Debug Settings are taken from a PS5 TESTKIT DFI-T1000AA, and as such some DevKit only features are missing.

Debug Settings Homescreen

A look at Debug Settings in Settings

A look at Debug Settings in Settings

Menu Information
Package Downloader Package download and install emulation on a local server
Package Installer Local Package install using a USB mass storage device
SaveData Save Data handling during development
Add Content Manager Display a list of additional content, enable/disable entitlements, delete entitlements and delete additional content
Slow SSD Mode Emulate a slow SSD with low bandwidth and high stress to test game handling
Instant App Suspending Testing implementation of a potential feature when operation is resumed from a suspended state rather than a background state
Notice Screen Skip Flag
TRC Check Notifications Enable/Disable checks to test whether applications conform to TRC requirements
Export Error/Notification History to USB Mass Storage Saves list of errors from Error History found in Settings
Region Settings Test different System Languages and Time Zones to be used for specific countries/regions (Japan, North America, Oceania, UK, Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, China, Off only on DevKits)
Debug Network Clock Operates present time in correlation with sceRtcGetCurrentNetworkTick()
Reset Network Clock This setting is for checking application behavior when the network time has not been initialized
Debug NPDRM Clock Testing various scenarios of licenses
Fake parameter for camera calibration
Export setting info to USB Mass Storage Saves information on a USB mass storage device (confirming what kind of execution environment was used when a problem occurs)
Boot History Displays the statistics for the number of times the system software has been booted
Fake Device Settings To be used only when directed by SIE during publishing phases of game development
Display Title ID on Home Screen Display the title ID on the content icon in the home screen and in libraries
RNPS Config
Video Resource Arbitration
Show System Application Version
Multi User
Switch User Group Switch up to 64 users to test various country/region and age settings
Display Account Information Displays account information of PSN on the bottom section of login screen
NP Environment Set environmental variables of PSN
In-Game Commerce Debug Testing operation of application that uses in-game browsing to browse and purchase products (DLC)
Patch Check Patch detection check for games
Upgradable App Debug Set SKU flag values (Trial, Full, Off)
Require purchased license Selection (Applications, Additional Content and All) will require user to have a purchased license, to emulate retail unit operation
Premium Recheck Event Interval
Universal Data System Data
Show Activity Configuration
Activity Preview
Web API Force Rate Limit To be used only when directed by SIE during publishing phases of game development
Web API Force Rate Limit Target) To be used only when directed by SIE during publishing phases of game development
Activate from USB Update expiration date for DevKits/TestKits to prevent leakage of proprietary information
Activate Using Internet Update expiration date using PlayStation 4 Developer Network for DevKits/TestKits to prevent leakage of proprietary information
Show Expiration Date Display expiration date of DevKit/TestKit
Show Activation Key Display internal ID used when updating expiration date
System Passcode Management Set system passcode
Boot Parameters
Release Check Mode Set between 3 different testing environments meant to emulate different user experiences and features (Release Mode/Retail, Assist Mode and Development Mode)
Controller Setting
Enable Play/Pause Button Emulation
Core Dump
Dump Level
System Dump Level Dump debug setting stats to be used when setting files and amount of information
Copy & Delete
Upload Status
Video Duration
Gpu Mini Capture on Mini Coredump
Skip error screen when triggering a core dump by the application
Crash Reporting
Enable System Crash Reporting Dump crashes stats to be used when setting files and amount of information
Keep Corefiles
Game Live Streaming
Live Streaming Mode
Broadcast URL
Social Feedback Latency
Social Feedback Mode
Social Message 01-10
NetCtlAp Wi-Fi Password for QA Set Wi-fi AP Password using a calculated value random for each console
NAT Traversal Information Display P2P NAT information and stats
Ifconfig Information Display ifconfig information and stats
Route Information Display routing information and stats
Network Emulation Emulate packet losses and delays occuring on the network
mDNS Enable/Disable multicast DNS
Change Eye-to-Eye Distance
Show Eye-to-Eye Distance Status
Ignore Social Screen Separate Mode
Remote Play
User Assign Mode
Ignore Prohibition
Contents Sharing Test from Share Button Control sending content to servers of various services by using SHARE button
Enable Control Share Range Set privacy level when uploading a video to Youtube by using SHARE button
Fake Generated Error
Recording Capture Target
Service Availability Check
Sound and Screen
Set HDCP Encryption Enable/Disable HDMI encryption
Play Dummy Music Emulate a user playing music when gaming
Audio Output Format Change audio output (Auto, LPCM 2ch, LPCM 5.1ch, LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1ch, DTS 5.1ch, LPCM 2ch Headphone Audio, LPCM 2ch TV Virtual Surround)
Adjust HDR Change strength of HDR and edit effect of HDR
System Update
Update Server URL Update firmware by using Update Server URL