Is Your PS5 Or PS4 Stuck In Safe Mode? How To Get Out

What to do if your PS4 or PS5 is stuck in Safe Mode? This is called the Safe Mode Loop. This

What to do if your PS4 or PS5 is stuck in Safe Mode? This is called the Safe Mode Loop. This is when your Console won't start or keep rebooting in Safe Mode. Read the solutions below if you have trouble turning on your PS4 or PS5 console. 

 

What is Safe Mode?

The Playstation Safe Mode allows you to start your Console with only the most core functions.

What Can Safe Mode Do?

Safe Mode can help you troubleshoot issues with your Console. This includes :

  1. Rebuilding the Storage Database
  2. Initializing Your PS4 or PS5
  3. Updating Your System Software
  4. Changing Your Resolution
  5. Restarting The System
  6. Restoring Default Settings (Hard Reset)
  7. Reinstalling System Software

 

How To Put PS5 or PS4 Consoles in Safe Mode?

  • Turn off your Console. The power indicator will blink for a few seconds before it's off.
  • Now, press and hold the power button again - Release the button after you hear the second beep (About 7 Seconds )
  • Connect your controller to the Console using the USB cable, then press the PS button.

 

How to fix a PS5 or PS4 that's stuck in Safe Mode

 

1. Restart your Console 

The first thing you should try is a simple restart. 

  • Completely turn off your PS5 or PS4 by holding the power button for 15 seconds.
  • Wait for the light to stop blinking.

 

2. The Power Cycle 

  • Completely turn off your PS5 or PS4 by holding the power button for 15 seconds.
  • Wait for the light to stop blinking. 
  • Remove the Disc and all cables; this includes: Power, USB, HDMI and External Hard Drives Cables.
  • Then, press and hold the power button for 15 seconds to turn on your Console.

 

3. Update Your PS4 or PS5 Software

Consider installing any new updates for your Console from Safe Mode.

  • Boot your Console in Safe Mode
  • Then select "Update System Software" (Option 3)
  • Then choose option 3 ( Update using the internet)
  • Restart your Console

4. Restart your PS4 or PS5 From Safe Mode

Consider restarting your Console from Safe Mode.

  • Boot your Console in Safe Mode
  • Then select "Restart PS4" or "Restart PS5." ( Option 1)
  • Restart your Console

 

5. Clear Cache and Rebuild Database From Safe Mode

Consider rebuilding the database and clearing the cache from Safe Mode.

  • Boot your Console in Safe Mode
  • Then select "Rebuild Database" on PS4 or "Clear Cache and Rebuild Database on PS5 ( Option 5)
  • Restart your Console

 

6. Initialize PS4(Reinstall System Software) From Safe Mode

  • Boot your Console in Safe Mode
  • Then select Initialize PS4 (Option 7)
  • Restart your Console

 

7. Reset PS5 (Reinstall System Software) From Safe Mode

  • Boot your Console in Safe Mode
  • Then select Reset PS5 (Option 7)
  • Restart your Console

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