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Safe mode can help to solve some problems with system errors. If your console encounters an error in some game or app, you can always run it in safe mode. This is a mode that runs only the significant central processes that are vital to keeping the console running. The other processes are not started, which helps avoid an error, because it is usually a conflict between several processes.

Also, you can use this mode to update PS5 software, format your console, download updates or make diagnose the console.

However, then you will need to exit safe mode, and many users, even those who have been using their PlayStation long enough, do not know how to do it.

How to exit safe mode on PS5

After you’ve got your PS5 into safe mode and did everything you needed to do – you need to return your PS5 to the standard mode.

Frankly speaking, that’s quite easy, all you need to do is just restart your PS5 and usually, it should reboot in standard mode. To do this, just choose the Restart PS5 option from the top of the menu on your PS5.

However, sometimes there’s an issue when your console isn’t getting out of the safe mode. If you’ve faced the same problem – you should first try to update the system. Here’s how:

  • All you need to do is find the latest updates for the PS5 and download them.
  • Then transfer the update file to your USB drive.
  • Then, plug in the USB and when the list opens select “system update“.
  • If it doesn’t open, restart the console.
  • After that, just follow the advice on your screen.
  • After the system update – restart PS5 and the console should start in normal mode.

However, if the method above failed to solve the problem – there are more strange (but still working) methods.

The first one is to replace the power cable. I know that this sounds quite strange, however, there is evidence that this really worked.

Even if this method hasn’t helped – the only one you can do is to re-install OS on your PS5. Here’s what you should do in order to reinstall OS on the PS5:

  • Use your PC or Mac to create a folder and call it PS5.
  • Take your USB-drive and format it as FAT32.
  • Inside the PS5 folder on your PC or Mac create another folder and name it UPDATE.
  • Visit this page on PlayStation website to download reinstall file.
  • Place this file into UPDATE folder.
  • Transfer the folder named ‘PS5’ to FAT32-formated USB-drive.
  • Plug USB-drive into PS5.
  • Restart your PS5 console.
  • In the Safe Mode menu – choose option 7: Reinstall System Software.
  • Select update from USB drive and press OK.

In case you face issues with a console that doesn’t recognize the update file – check whether all folders are named correctly, whether there are no other files and whether the USB drive was formatted as FAT32.

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