What Is Safe Mode on the PS5? How to Use It
Having technical issues with your PS5 can be a stressful experience, but there are some things you can try before rushing to the store to get it fixed. In some cases, using Safe Mode could fix your PS5’s problems. Safe Mode allows you to update your PS5 offline, restart your console, and even hard reset your PS5 if necessary.
PS5 Safe Mode is a great tool for ironing out small issues you might be experiencing with your console. Here is everything you need to know about Safe Mode on the PS5 and how to use it.
What Is Safe Mode on the PS5?
The PS5 Safe Mode menu gives the user access to the system’s most basic functions for troubleshooting purposes. It can be used whenever your PS5 is acting up to solve many data or display issues you might be having.
Below is a list of all the PS5 Safe Mode functions and what you can use them for:
It is worth noting that some of these options may delete any or all data stored on your PS5. So backing up your data on a USB drive or Cloud Server frequently, and especially before using Safe Mode, is recommended.
How to Use Safe Mode on the PS5
Activating Safe Mode on your PS5 is very simple. In the event that your PS5 requires troubleshooting, hold down the power button for approximately seven seconds until you hear a second beep.
Since the console is only operating on its most basic level while in Safe Mode, you will be unable to connect your controller via Bluetooth. The console will prompt you to connect a controller via a USB port to browse the Safe Mode menu.
There are two ways to close PS5 Safe Mode. You can either choose the first option on the menu and restart your PS5, or simply hold the power button until the console turns off. Your console will boot up normally when you are ready to turn it back on again.
Safe Mode Can Solve Some, but Not All of Your PS5 Issues
Using Safe Mode on the PS5 is a great way to troubleshoot issues you may be having with your console, but if they are serious enough Safe Mode may not be able to completely solve them. If the problems you’re having persist even after performing a hard reset, it is advised that you take your console in to be repaired or replaced.