After I updated my PS4 system to the newest version the color of the notifications changed from black to white. I think it's incredibly ugly and I was wondering if it's possible to change them back to black. I have already tried going into theme settings and system settings, but unfortunately I didn't find anything there

I think the version I updated my system to is 4.00.

  • I still don't understand why they changed it. I like the speed of the menu, but was it really necessary to change colors to something worse?
    – jgadoury
    Sep 18, 2016 at 13:29

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As of version 5.00, the option to change the color of the notification box is now available. You can find this option by going to Settings > Notifications > Pop-up Color:

settings > notifications

notifications > pop up color

As of version 4.01, there is no way to change it.

From here:

nope, no way to change it

And here:

The beta forums were filled with floods of people asking them to change it while also asking for adding a clock to the quick menu. Sad to see both went ignored and the community thing is still there looking as horrible as ever.

Here is one of those petitions to have the ability added.


Its the update that changed it and i also find it ugly and wishing i could change it unfortunately there is no current option to revert it yet hopefully sony will implement a toggle for this

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