Turning on and turning off the power

Turning on the power

The following methods are available to turn on the PS4™ system. When the power turns on, the power indicator blinks in blue, and then lights up in white.

  • Touch the power button.
  • Press the PS button on a controller for which device registration (pairing) is complete.

Turning off the power

Caution

Only disconnect the plug of the AC power cord from the electrical outlet when the power indicator is turned off. If you disconnect it while the power indicator is lit or blinking, data might be lost or corrupted, and the system might be damaged.

Entering standby mode

When the system is in standby mode, the screen is turned off. You can set the system to perform actions such as download files, or charge the controller from a USB port.
The following methods are available for entering standby mode. When the system enters standby mode, the screen turns off, the power indicator blinks in white, and then the power indicator lights up in orange.

  • Select (Power) from the function screen, and then select [Enter Standby Mode].
  • Press and hold the PS button for at least 1 second, and then select [Enter Standby Mode] on the screen that is displayed.
  • Touch the power button for at least 1 second (until the system beeps).
    If there are no checkmarks set in the settings under (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode], the system turns off completely.

To exit standby mode, use a method from "Turning on the power".

  • To adjust functions available in standby mode, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode].
  • When an upload or download starts or finishes, the power indicator blinks in orange.

Turning off the power completely

The following methods are available to turn off the PS4™ system. When the system turns off completely, the screen turns off, the power indicator blinks in white, and then the power indicator turns off.

  • Select (Power) from the function screen, and then select [Turn Off PS4].
  • Press and hold the PS button for at least 1 second, and then select [Turn Off PS4] on the screen that is displayed.
  • Touch the power button for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps twice).
  • With the default settings, your system will automatically enter standby mode or turn off when it has not been operated for a certain period of time. If an application is active, such as when a video is playing, the system might not automatically enter standby mode or turn off. To change the setting, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Time Until PS4 Turns Off] from the function screen, and then select [Media Playback] or [General (Applications)].
  • When you turn off the power or put the system into standby mode, all users are logged out.