How to manually set up IPD in PlayStation VR

Unlike the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the PlayStation VR does not have a slider or dial that allows you to physically set the interpupillary distance (IPD) in the headset. Instead, PSVR has software that takes a photo of your face and lets you move the crosshair over your eyes. Everything else is processed automatically. Unfortunately, this process is not entirely accurate, and it may take you quite a few tries to get it right.

Why worry about IPD? If it is not, your image may be blurry, leading to eye fatigue and headaches. To get the perfect IPD and perfect image, Reddit user Vlaid created a diagram that shows how to manually (but not physically) change the pupillary distance in PlayStation VR. It works great and is much more accurate than relying on software.

Measure your eyes

The first step you want to take is to measure the distance between the eyes using a physical ruler and a mirror.

  1. Hold ruler above your nose so that it is just below your eyes.
  2. close your left eye .
  3. Look straight at your right pupil and align the end of the ruler to center your pupil. From now on, do not move the ruler.
  4. Open your left eye and close right eye .
  5. Look straight at your left pupil and write the number in millimeters .

This measurement is your interpupillary distance and will be used in the next section. Write it down!

Manually install IPD on PlayStation 4

Now that you know for sure that your IPD is using the above method, you can upgrade to PS4 and using the table, you can manually set your IPD.