Turning the power on
Press the power button. When the system is turned on, the PS button lights up blue.
- When turning on your PS Vita system for the first time, or when the power is completely off, press and hold the power button for five seconds.
- If your system does not turn on even when you press and hold the power button, the battery charge might be too low to turn on the system. Use the AC adaptor to charge your system, and then try turning on the system again.
Putting your system into standby mode
You can put your system into standby mode by pressing the power button. When the power button is pressed, the screen (touchscreen) is turned off, the PS button blinks in blue, and the system enters standby mode.
To exit standby mode, press the power button or the PS button.
- When your system is in standby mode, Wi-Fi and mobile networking remain enabled. The PS button blinks slowly in blue when there are new notifications, such as those generated when messages arrive.
- With the default setting, when your system is idle for three minutes, it automatically enters standby mode. However, your system does not enter standby mode automatically in some cases, depending on the status of the application. For example, when you are viewing a slideshow or video, your system does not enter standby mode.
- When your PS Vita system is in either of the following states while it is in standby mode, the PS button either lights up blue or blinks in blue:
- Applications or features for which the auto-start setting is enabled have started automatically.
- Power is being supplied to the system by a USB device such as a computer.
Turning the power off completely
Press and hold the power button for two seconds and then tap [Power Off] on the screen that appears.
When your PS Vita system is not operating correctly
If you cannot turn off your PS Vita system or the system is not operating correctly, you might be able to solve the problem by using safe mode.
Safe mode is a start-up mode for your PS Vita system, in which only a few system functions are available for solving problems. To start your PS Vita system in safe mode, press and hold the power button until the safe mode menu appears. In safe mode, use your PS Vita system's buttons to operate the menu.
When the PS Vita system does not start in safe mode even after you keep pressing the power button for more than 30 seconds, the battery charge might be too low to turn on the system. In this case, charge your PS Vita system using the included AC adaptor.