Safe Mode

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Safe Mode on PS5

Safe Mode on Playstation 5 is a special boot mode that allows you to do tasks such as formatting, or updating the console in the event that the system software does not start or operate correctly.

Accessing Safe Mode[edit]

To access safe mode, you need to first power the system down. Then, you will need to hold the power button until you hear two beeps. From then, you will need to connect the Dualsense into the PlayStation as it does not work wirelessly.

Safe Mode Options[edit]

Option Description
Restart PS5 Ends Safe Mode and restarts the PS5 console normally.
Change Video Output Changes the display resolution. This option can be helpful when troubleshooting issues with blank screens.
Update System Software Allows you to update the PS5 system software via direct download using the internet, or a USB storage device.
Restore Default Settings Restores the PS5 console to the default factory settings. Restoring Default Settings will not delete the saved data on your system storage.
Rebuild Database Scans the SSD and creates a new database of all content on the system. Select this option if you are experiencing issues such as game freezes or frame rate drops.
Reset PS5 Deletes all user data and restores the PS5 to its original state.
Reset PS5 (Reinstall System Software) Deletes all user data and removes PS5 system software.