Not sure how to completely shut down your PS5 ? You’re not alone: Several Sony console owners are confused about how to turn off their console. While it may sound absurd, this is a situation that also happened with PS4 .
In this small guide we are going to see how to turn off the PlayStation 5 completely and without problems.
PS5: shutdown or sleep mode?
You should know that turning off your PS5 is just one of its power options. You can also set a sleep mode , which puts the device in question into a kind of “sleep”. We are talking about a low-power state, similar to what in computers is known as sleep mode .
In this state, the PS5 can still perform a variety of tasks. Depending on your system settings, the console will load controllers , download software and game updates as well as install titles purchased from PlayStation Store via phone or computer. In this state, the device consumes less energy than when it is 100% operational.
Note : During sleep mode, the light on your console turns orange.
When in rest mode, your PS5 is still powered on, so you shouldn’t unplug the power cord without actually shutting down the console first. When the console is off, it doesn’t consume power, so you can unplug it without worry.
How to turn off your PS5
When you want to permanently shut down your PlayStation 5:
- Press the PlayStation button on the controller to open the quick menu (which appears at the bottom of the screen).
- Scroll to the power icon , which is located at the far right of the menu.
- Press X with the icon highlighted to open the power menu.
- Choose Shut Down PS5 to turn off the console (and you intend to turn it back on, perhaps to fix a problem, you can use Restart PS5 instead ).
Shutting down your PlayStation 5 will close all running games, so make sure you’ve saved your progress before taking this action. When your PS5 shuts down, the lights on the console flash , then only turn off once it’s completely idle. At that point, you can then safely unplug the power cord.
If you prefer, you can also turn off the PS5 using the physical button on the front of the console. Locate the power button , which is a black button near the bottom of the system’s glossy black panel.
If you have the standard PS5 , the power button is the one closest to the bottom of the system. In the digital edition , the power button is the only button available.
Press and hold this button until you hear two beeps , then your PS5 will shut down. If you press and release the button after a beep, the system will be directed to the aforementioned sleep mode. Make sure the lights on the top of the console are off before unplugging and / or moving the console.
Now you know how to turn off the PS5. It’s not difficult, and with these two methods, you can do it even if you don’t have the controller handy.