When your PS4 encounters issues, you can put the device into Safe mode and then fix the issues you are facing. However, do you know how to start PS4 in Safe mode? If you have no idea, this MiniTool post will be helpful.
When your Windows 10 computer encounters issues, you can boot it in Safe mode to fix issues; when you stumble upon problems on your Mac computer, you can start your Mac in Safe mode to solve the problems. While, if your PS4 doesn’t work normally, you can also use PS4 Safe mode to solve the issue.
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Some of you, especially some new PS4 users, don’t know how to start PS4 in Safe mode. In this post, we will show you a guide on how to boot PS4 in Safe mode.
How to Put PS4 in Safe Mode?
You can follow this guide to start your PS4 in Safe mode:
- Turn off your PS4 console. If you can’t use the universal method to do this, you can press and hold the Power button for about 3 seconds until the device is powered off. You can see the power indicator blinks for a few moments before the device is turned off.
- Press and hold the Power button for about 7 seconds. When you hear the second beep sound, you can release the button.
- You can see that your PS4 enters Safe mode. Here, you need to make sure the controller is connected to the console and press the PS button on the console.
What Can You Do in PS4 Safe Mode?
You can see 8 options in PS4 Safe mode and you can use them to fix the PS4 issues that are bothered you. Now, we will introduce these 8 options.
1. Restart PS4
You can use this option to make your PS4 get out of Safe mode. It can also force your PS4 to restart as normal.
2. Change Resolution
This option is used to solve the screen issues. It can switch the display resolution to 480P after the console reboots.
3. Update System Software
By using this option, you can update your PS4 console’s software via a direct download, a USB drive, or a disc drive. This option is useful when you can’t use the universal method to update the system software.
4. Restore Default Settings
If you want to restore your PS4 console to factory settings, you can use this option. This feature will not delete games, apps, or your other data on the device.
5. Rebuild Database
You can use this function to add all your content on your PS4 to a new database on the system. This option can help you solve some system feature issues like the app icon doesn’t go away after you delete that app.
6. Initialize PS4
Unlike Restore Default Settings, this feature will restore your console to the original settings, deleting all user data and settings on the device.
7. Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)
Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software) removes your console's firmware and deletes all user data and settings. Due to this, you need to back up your PS4 data before using this option.
8. Set HDCP Mode
This option is only available for PS4 Pro. If the images don’t appear on 4K TVs because they are not compatible with HDCP 2.2, you can use this option to switch to HDCP 1.40, and then you can view these images successfully on TVs.
Now, you know how to start PS4 in Safe mode and how to use the options in it to solve the issues you are facing. When the issues are solved, you can get out of PS4 Safe mode and then use the device as normal.
Bonus Tip: Recover PS4 Data
If your PS4 files get lost by mistake, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery, a free file recovery tool, to get them back.
This software is specially designed to recover data from all kinds of data storage drives, including PS4 hard drives. This post shows you how to use this software to recover your important files: How To Recover Data From PS4 Hard Drive In Different Ways?