If you feel like you’ve been playing a lot of PlayStation 5 lately, you’re not alone. It’s no secret that the PS5 is one of the most popular gaming consoles out there and millions of people have already taken the plunge, finally experiencing next-generation gaming on their own console.
But there comes a time when even the most dedicated gamers need to take a break and, thankfully, it’s not too difficult to turn off your PS5. There are actually quite a few ways to power down your PlayStation 5 console. In this article, we’ll look at all six of them so you can choose the method that works best for you. So sit back and get comfortable as we guide you through powering down your PS5.
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Use the Power Button on Your PS5 Console
One of the quickest and easiest ways to power down your PlayStation 5 console is using its physical power button on its front-right corner.
Simply press and hold down this button until your PS5 turns off, this is an easy way to quickly power down your console when moving or storing it, or when you don’t know what else to do! It can also come in handy when you don’t know what else to do!
Though this option is quick and straightforward, if it fails to register properly there may be other solutions that can get your PS5 powered down quickly. Don’t panic: There are still multiple solutions that can get it powered off swiftly.
Select “Power Options” From the PS5 Control Center
The PS5’s Control Center is a great place to find shortcuts to most of the console’s features, like Power Options. It’s easy to access it—just hold the PlayStation button on your Dualsense controller and the Control Center will appear. Then select “Power Options,” and you can pick from a variety of shutdown options.
Here’s what you can do in the Power Options menu:
- Rest Mode: This mode puts your PS5 into a low-power state, allowing you to quickly jump back into your game or app after a short break.
- Turn Off PS5: This option turns off your console completely and safely shuts down all active applications and processes.
- Enter Rest Mode: Choosing this option will also enter Rest Mode but with different settings. You can choose if you want your PlayStation 5 to shut down after some idle time or not enter Rest Mode at all.
- Enter Standby Mode: This mode is similar to Rest Mode except that it is automatically activated when the system is not being used for a longer period of time, saving energy in the process.
Press and Hold the PS Button on Your DualSense Controller
One way to turn off your PlayStation 5 console is to press and hold the PS button on your DualSense controller for a few moments. When you do this, the power menu will appear on your screen, giving you the option to turn off or put your console into Rest Mode. Pressing the PS button will take you out of a game or app and back to the home screen.
The reason it’s important to press and hold the PS button is because pressing it once will simply bring up the Home menu. This won’t actually power down your console—it’ll just let you access other features like going into Settings or switching users.
It’s also useful to note that pressing and holding the PS button for too long can cause issues with turning off your system, so make sure that you only press it long enough for the power menu to appear. If this still doesn’t work, try one of the other options listed below!
Select “Power” > “Turn Off PS5” From the Quick Menu
You can easily turn off your PS5 by using the Quick Menu. Here’s what you need to do:
- Press and hold the PlayStation button in the middle of your controller.
- Select “Power” from the menu that appears at the top of your screen.
- Choose “Turn Off PS5” from the list of options.
- You’ll then see a new pop-up, asking if you want to turn off or enter Rest Mode. Select “Turn Off PS5” again and your console will power down completely and shut down automatically.
You can also press and hold the PlayStation button down for four seconds to power off faster, which is useful if you need to turn it off quickly for any reason, such as after a particularly long gaming session!
Set a Timer to Auto Turn Off Your PS5
Want to make sure you don’t leave your PS5 on all night because you forgot to turn it off? Setting a timer to auto-turn off the console is an easy way to conserve energy and make sure your PlayStation 5 can stay running like a champ.
Step 1: Press the PS button
To get started, press the PS button on your DualSense controller, or the PlayStation 5’s power button if you’re in rest mode.
Step 2: Navigate to settings
Once you are on the main screen, navigate to Settings which is located at the bottom of the main menu.
Step 3: Select Power Saving
Again, at the bottom of this menu, select Power Saving and go to Set Time Until PS5 Turns Off. From here, you can choose how many hours pass until your console turns off automatically. You can choose from 1 hour up to 6 hours.
Step 4: Save and exit
Lastly, when you have selected how many hours until your console turns off automatically, click Save at the very bottom of this screen and then exit out of these menus by pressing the triangle on your controller. This will save your settings and ensure that in a set amount of time, your PS5 will turn itself off so you don’t have to worry about it draining power when it’s not being used!
Unplug the Power Cable to Completely Shut Down Your PS5
You can also power down your PS5 by simply unplugging the power cable. This is the best way to completely shut down your console and will put it in a powered-off state. Bear in mind, this method might not be ideal if you plan on using your console soon after powering it off because you’ll have to wait for the power-on process to complete each time you restart.
Still, unplugging the power cable is a great option if you want to make sure your PS5 is completely powered off and won’t wake up due to a scheduled restart or system software update. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Locate the power cable connected to the back of your PS5 (it should have a small light at one end).
Step 2: Unplug the cord from your console — make sure to do this with caution as yanking it out can cause damage.
Step 3: Unplug the cord from any wall outlets or power strips it’s connected to for extra precaution, since any current running through that outlet may wake up your PS5 when it’s plugged in again.
And that’s it — once you’ve removed the power connection, your PS5 will be fully powered-off and won’t turn on until it’s reconnected.