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How To Enter Safe Mode In PlayStation?

In this guide, you will learn how to enter the Safe Mode on your PS4 and PS5 consoles.

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PlayStation users often need to head to the Safe Mode menu when the console malfunctions or if there are errors in the system. The menu lets you perform various troubleshooting operations, like initializing the console.

Key Takeaways
  • Safe mode allows the user to access some basic functions of the PlayStation if the console is frozen or crashing repeatedly.
  • Make sure to shut down the PS console before you can get to the Safe Mode.
  • Keep holding the “Power” button till two beep sounds are audible.
  • You can initialize the PS console, rebuild the database, and clear the cache, among other options, in Safe Mode.

Process For Entering Safe Mode

The method to enter the Safe Mode is the same on both PS4 and PS5. Before proceeding, ensure your console is turned off. You can access the Safe mode on your PS4/PS5 using these instructions:

WARNING: Never turn off your PlayStation by directly cutting the power.

  1. Power Off The Console: Close all running games or apps > Shut down the system.
  2. Hold And Release Power Button: Hold the Power button for a few seconds > Release it on the second beep sound.
    Connect Controller Via A USB Cable
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  3. Plug A Controller: Connect a controller to the console via a USB cable > Hit the PS button to enter the safe mode.
    Safe Mode Interface For PS4/PS5
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Tip: If you want to exit the Safe Mode, the system will automatically do it once the desired process is completed. In addition, you can manually exit by restarting the console.

What To Do If The System Is Stuck In Safe Mode?

Here are the troubleshooting ways you can resort to if the system is stuck in Safe Mode:

  1. Restart the console.
  2. Rebuild database.
  3. Update system software.
  4. Perform a full initialization.

This is how you can access the safe mode in both PS4 and PS5. We usually enter safe mode if the screen is frozen or we cannot perform a certain process via the “Settings” menu.

Moreover, you can “Rebuild PS4/PS5” and perform “Initialization” using this mode. Also, restoring the console to default settings can fix connection issues between the controller and the console.

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