How to turn off PS5 explained

PlayStation 5 is a next-generation gaming console developed by Sony. At first, you may think that shutting down the PS5 is a simple task. But sometimes it’s not the easiest thing to do, especially for first-time users of the PS5. Even if you’ve used the PS3 and PS4 before, the process of turning off the PS5 is a bit different.

In this article, we will tell you how you can turn off the PS5 in different ways.

How to turn off the PS5 using controller

First of all, you should be aware that the PS5 has 2 types of system status. When the system is turned off and when it is at standby mode. The standby mode lets the PS5 download patches, install games, or charge your controller. So, it will draw a bit of electricity. If you want to turn off your PS5 using a controller, you have to follow these steps:

  • Open the PS5 Control Center menu by pressing the PlayStation logo on the controller;
  • Select the “Power” icon, press on it and you will see three options, including “Enter Rest Mode” (standby mode), “Turn off PS5”, and “Restart PS5”;
  • Finally, choose “Turn off PS5”.

If you turn off the PS5 in this manner, the console will begin to shut down, but not instantly. You will see the message “Preparing to shut down PS5…” warning you not to unplug the power cord while the PS5 power LED is flashing.

How to turn off the PS5 using the app

If you want to turn off your PS5 using the app, you have to install the PlayStation app on your mobile device and connect it to the console. To do this, you have to enable remote play on the PS5:

  • Navigate to “Settings”;
  • Select and open “System” menu and go to “Remote Play”;
  • After that, turn on the “Enable Remote Play” button.

Once you connect the PS5 from your mobile device, you have to follow these steps:

  • Set the PS5 in standby mode;
  • Launch the Remote Play app on your phone and sign in with your PS5 account.

Make sure your PS5 and mobile device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

It is not recommended to unplug the PS5 while the power is on. First, you may lose your game progress. Second, if a download or update is in progress, you may lose that data as well.

Keep in mind that your console is actually still on in standby mode and allows the device to use some of its power. The safest way to turn off your PS5 is to turn it off completely first.

Featured image credit: Wired

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