Turning your PS4™ system on and off

Turning on your system

You can turn on your PS4™ system in one of the following ways.

  • Press the power button.
  • Press the PS button on a registered (paired) controller.

The power indicator blinks blue and then turns white to let you know your system is on.

Turning off your system

Caution

Disconnect the AC power cord from the electrical outlet only when the power indicator is off. If you disconnect it while the power indicator is lit or blinking, data might be lost or corrupted, and you might damage your system.

Putting your system in rest mode

When your PS4™ system is in rest mode, it keeps operating, but at a lower power consumption. You can set the system to download files and charge a controller while it's in rest mode.
You can put your PS4™ system in rest mode using one of the following methods.

  • Select (Power) from the function screen, and then select [Enter Rest Mode].
  • Press and hold the PS button, and then select [Enter Rest Mode] from the quick menu that appears.
  • Press and hold the power button until the system beeps.

When your PS4™ system enters rest mode, the display darkens. The power indicator blinks white, and then turns orange.
To exit rest mode, turn on your system.

  • To put your system in rest mode, you must select the checkboxes for the options in (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Features Available in Rest Mode].
  • If [Enter Rest Mode] does not appear, select [Power Options] > [Enter Rest Mode].
  • When an upload or download starts or finishes, the power indicator blinks orange.

Turning off the power completely

You can turn off your PS4™ system in one of the following ways.

  • Select (Power) from the function screen, and then select [Turn Off PS4].
  • Press and hold the PS button, and then select [Turn Off PS4] from the quick menu that appears.
  • Press and hold the power button for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps twice).

When you turn off your system, the display darkens, the power indicator blinks white, and then turns off.

  • If [Turn Off PS4] does not appear, select [Power Options] > [Turn Off PS4].
  • With the default settings, your PS4™ system will automatically enter rest mode or turn off when it hasn't been used for a certain period of time. If an application is active, such as when a video is playing, the system might not automatically enter rest 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 your system or put your system in rest mode, all users are logged out.