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How to restart PS5?

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The PlayStation 5, or PS5 is a powerful gaming console that offers an immersive gaming experience to its users. However, like all other gadgets, PS5 may encounter various technical glitches.

These simple technical bugs can be resolved simply by restarting the device and increasing the overall performance of the device. So, if you are facing issues with your PS5, this is the article for you. In this article, we will explain how to restart your PS 5 and why should you do that. We will end this article with a few frequently answered questions related to this topic.

Steps to turn off and restart PS5

Restarting requires you to first turn off the device. Here are two ways by which you can power off the PS5 console:

The power button on the console

You can long press the power button at the front of the console’s glossy black panel. One beep means that the system is going into rest mode. However, two beeps confirm that PS5 is now going to turn off.

If you have a digital edition of PS5, you will see only one button while the disc edition will have two pill-shaped buttons. Make sure that you press the right button.

Now, press the power button again to restart the PS5 console.

By using the DualSense controller

You can also restart PS5 with the DualSense controller. Here are the steps to do so:

  • Press and hold the PS button on the DualSense controller. The button is located in the centre and there is a PlayStation logo on it.
  • A quick menu will appear on the screen. Select the Power icon from the menu by pressing the X button on your DualSense controller.
  • A prompt will appear on your screen asking if you want to restart your PS5. Select Yes.
  • The restarting process has begun. It will take a few minutes for the process to complete.

Easy right? Now let us head to some other important topics.

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Why you should restart your PS5?

There are several reasons why you should consider restarting your PS5. Here are a few of them:

  • Clearing up some memory– PS5 memory might get cluttered over time. So, it is better to restart the device from time to time to clear the cache.
  • Resolving minor bugs- Restarting is the best and easiest way to fix any minor technical hiccups like frozen games or lag in software that you might encounter with the PS5.
  • Updates- Usually you need to restart the console in order for the updates to install in the system.

Now let us delve into some FAQs related to this topic.

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Frequently answered questions (FAQs):

Here are some frequently answered questions to resolve any other doubts that you might have:

How to restart PS5 without a controller?

To restart the PS5 without a controller, use the power button at the front of the console to turn it off the console. Then simply press the power button again to boot PS5.

How to restart PS5 with the controller?

Press the PS button on your DualSense controller and then go to Power > Restart PS5.

How to reboot PS5 in safe mode?

First, turn off the console and then long press the power button until you hear two beeps. Next, connect the controller to the console and then press the PS button on it.

Where is the restart button on PS5?

There is no specific restart button on PS5. If you have a digital edition of PS5, you will see one button that performs the power on/off function.

On the other hand, if you have the disc edition, you will see two pill-shaped buttons — one for ejecting the disc and the other for power functions, The power button is at the bottom.

How do I soft reset my PS5?

Soft reset simply means restarting the device. We have covered the entire process of how to restart PS5 above.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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