You can restart your console from within the system interface and also from the physical console, here's how!
If you are new to using PS4, you have come to the right place. I will teach you the basics of how to restart PlayStation 4 and the different methods you can use for this process. Let’s read them all.
PS4 can be restarted through several methods, including Quick Menu, Power Menu, Safe Mode, Console’s Power Button, and a Hard Restart.
You can either restart directly through the Console or perform a Hard Restart when your controller is not working.
Restarting PS4 offers several benefits, such as clearing the system’s cache, boosting its speed, resolving errors, and more.
How Does Restarting PS4 Resolve Errors?
Restarting PS4 will clean the cache storage of your console, thus eliminating any harmful glitches or bugs in the temporary files. It also frees space in the RAM storage to improve the performance of the installed games and apps on your PS4.
When Should You Consider Restarting Your Console?
Restarting is a quick troubleshooting for Xbox and game errors. It will help if you restart your PS4 when;
It is lagging or slowing down in performance.
The installed games and apps fail to load.
The screen displays account errors, game errors, or PS4 errors.
The system freezes.
You encounter PS4 console issues, like the fan working loudly, overheating, etc.
You updated your console’s system software.
Your PS4 fails to recognize external devices, like the media remote and wireless controller.
How To Restart PS4?
Learning the different ways to restart your PS4 is the first step to mastering your console. Here is every way you can restart:
From the quick menu.
From the console.
From power options.
From Safe Mode.
Restart Via Quick Menu
Safely restart your PS4 with the Quick Menu. It takes a few seconds and is easy to access because you can launch it on the left side of your Main Screen.
Open the PS4 Homescreen.
Locate the PS Button on your controller and press it.
It will launch a Quick Menu.
Select “Power” from this menu.
You will see a new set of options.
Pick “Restart PS4″ to close all the running programs and restart the console.
Restart Via Console
Opt for this method when your controller is not working, the screen is unresponsive, or you cannot navigate to the system settings for some reason.
Go to your PS4 Console.
Hold the Power Button until your PS4 turns off.
Wait for at least 2 minutes before turning on your console.
Press the Power Button to turn it on.
Restart Via Power Menu
Restarting through the Power Menu is easy and quick. Below, you will find the steps we use for this technique.
Find the Power icon on your Homescreen.
Scroll to Power Options to approach the distinct power settings for your PS4.
Long-press the Power Button on your console for about 10 seconds.
The system will turn off, ending all the ongoing processes.
Turn off the Power Switch on the plug board.
Detach the Power Cord on the console.
Wait for at least 5 minutes before reattaching the Power Cord.
Turn on the Power Switch.
Press the Power button on PS4.
Your console has now restarted successfully.
You can restart your PlayStation 4 via Safe Mode or Power Menu. Remember not to restart your PS4 directly through the console too often since it may not suit its overall health. If your controller is unresponsive, restart the console through its button directly; otherwise, you can navigate to Power Options or Safe Mode to do so.
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You can directly restart your PS4 through the "Power" button on your console when it is frozen. Hold the "Power" button until the system shuts down completely. Press the "Power" button once again to turn it back on.
What Is The Quickest Method To Restart My PS4?
The quickest method is to restart your PS4 through the "Quick Menu."
How Do I Restart PS4 In Safe Mode?
Hold the "Power" button on your console until you see the "Safe Mode" screen. Connect the controller to your PS4 with a USB cable and press the "PS" button. Lastly, choose "Restart PS4" from the Safe Mode menu.