In this detailed guide, we will explore the ins and outs of powering down your PlayStation 5 (PS5). Whether you’re looking to turn off the PS5 console itself, the controller on your PC, the controller mic, or seeking to power down remotely via the app, we’ve got you covered.

We’ll also answer common questions about turning off your PS5 while watching Netflix, without a controller, and through the power plug.

How To Turn Off PS5


How to Turn Off PS5

Turning off your PS5 is straightforward. Follow these steps:

  1. Press the PS button on your PS5 controller to open the quick menu.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Power’ option on the top right.
  3. Select ‘Turn Off PS5’.

Turning Off PS5 Controller on PC

When connected to a PC, the PS5 controller can be turned off as follows:

  1. Open ‘Bluetooth & other devices’ in your PC’s settings.
  2. Locate your PS5 controller in the list and click on it.
  3. Click ‘Remove device’ and confirm.

The controller will automatically turn off when disconnected.

Turning Off PS5 Controller Mic

The PS5 controller comes with a built-in microphone. To turn it off:

  1. Locate the mic mute button on the controller’s front, just below the PlayStation button.
  2. Press the button. The orange light indicates that the mic is off.

Turning Off PS5 from App

Using the PlayStation App, you can put your PS5 into rest mode:

  1. Open the PlayStation App and tap on your PS5 console.
  2. Select ‘Control with Phone’.
  3. Tap on the power icon and select ‘Enter Rest Mode’.

Note: The app doesn’t currently support fully turning off the PS5.

Turning Off PS5 with Button

To turn off the PS5 using the power button:

  1. Locate the power button on the front of the console (the bottom button).
  2. Press and hold the button until you hear two beeps. The first beep signals the console is going into rest mode, the second beep (after about 10 seconds) will power it off.

Turning Off PS5 While Watching Netflix

While watching Netflix, press the PS button on your controller to open the quick menu, then follow the steps above to turn off your PS5.

Turning Off PS5 Without Controller

If you don’t have a controller handy, you can turn off the PS5 by pressing and holding the power button as described above.

Where is the Power Off Button on PS5?

The power button is located on the front of the PS5 console, right below the disc drive (or below the Sony logo on the Digital Edition). It’s the bottom of the two buttons; the top button is for ejecting discs.

Can I Turn My PS5 Off at the Plug?

While you can technically turn off your PS5 by unplugging it, this isn’t recommended as it could cause data loss or damage the system. Always power off your PS5 properly using one of the methods described above before unplugging it.

In conclusion

There are multiple ways to power down your PS5 and its components, whether you’re using the console, a controller, or the PlayStation App.

Remember, for the health of your device and the preservation of your data, always ensure your PS5 is properly shut down before disconnecting from the power source.