How to turn off PS5 (PlayStation 5)

Have you finally gotten a PS5 and don't know how it works? The new PlayStation 5 interface can be confusing and that's why we tell you how to turn it off

Let's see how to turn off PS5 and the different options at your disposal to disconnect the new console from sony. And the interface of PlayStation 5 It can be somewhat confusing, since it has nothing to do with the classic PS4 menus. So much so, that many new PS5 users cannot get clearer with the new menus and how to navigate through them, even completely not knowing how to turn off the console. That is why the power off icon and power options are located in different places than on the PlayStation 4, they are smaller and even somewhat hidden. Below we offer you a complete tutorial on how to turn off PS5 and how to manage its power options.

PlayStation 5: how to turn off the console

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How to turn off PS5 through the interface

The first and most common option is to turn off PS5 through its own interface, that is, the console menus, so that you can do it from the DualSense controller and from the comfort of the sofa or chair you are in, without having to get up and press the physical button on the console. But how do you turn off PS5 through its interface?

How to turn off PS5 (PlayStation 5)

In PS4 It was enough to hold down the PS (PlayStation) button in the center of the controller for a few seconds to open the quick menu options and there select the icon To turn off. In the case of PS5 you will only have to Press the PS button in the center of the controller once (between both analog sticks) to access a submenu at the bottom of the screen with several activity cards and a series of icons arranged in a line.

The power options are located on the rightmost of said row of icons. Scroll to it and click on said icon to open the PS5 power options. Trick- When you open the row of icons with the PS button, do not scroll all the way to the right; you can go directly pressing once to the left to appear directly above the power icon.

How to turn off PS5 (PlayStation 5)

To the press the power icon The following options will appear:

  • Enter sleep mode: This option puts PS5 in sleep mode, or in other words, in low power consumption mode without having to turn off the console. Depending on the configuration chosen, the console will continue to download and install games and updates, as well as charge controllers and other peripherals through the USB ports.
  • Turn off PS5: This option completely turns off the console. Choose this option if you want to completely turn off PlayStation 5 and if you are going to unplug it from the mains.
  • Restart PS5: This option automatically turns PS5 off and on again, a recommended option in case of technical problems.

How to physically turn off PS5

On the other hand, if you prefer turn off the console with the physical buttons You can also do it in the same way, although this will mean that you will have to move towards the device to interact directly with the physical on/off button.

To turn off PS5 through the front button, you will first have to know which one it is exactly. Its about narrow black button on the front, the one right next to the disc eject button on the PlayStation 5 model with disc support. In the Digital version from PS5 You will only see the on/off button as it does not have an optical drive.

How to turn off PS5 (PlayStation 5)

If you have the console in a vertical position, the on/off button It will be the one located at the bottom; If the console is in a horizontal position, the button will be the one on the left. Whatever the version of the console, you will only have to Press the button to turn off PlayStation 5.

Now you know how to turn off PS5 and the different options that you have to do this, both through the console menu and the physical button on the front.

How to turn off PS5 (PlayStation 5)

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