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How to turn off your PS5

How to turn off PS5
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Whether you're coming from PS4 or fresh into the PlayStation family, you may wonder how to turn off PS5. Don't worry, it's not a ridiculous question as unless you want to get up off the sofa and turn it off manually, the actual UI functionality for powering down or putting it into PS5 standby mode is actually quite hidden. Here are the two ways to turn off the PS5.

In terms of the physical button, both the power and eject buttons are actually lurking in the central glossy black panel of the PS5. Look down at the bottom half of the console, and you'll see two very thin, pill-shaped buttons. If you're standing your console vertically, the power button is the bottom button. If you're going sideways, it's the button on the right.

PS5

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But, if you want to turn off the PS5 via the software, the option to do that is lurking in the new Control Panel area of the PS5 UI - accessed via a short press of the PlayStation button (rather than the long press you did on the PS4). 

How to turn off PS5

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In the Control Panel, head all the way to the right edge, where you'll see the rather iconic power symbol lurking. Head over here, and you'll be given three options:

  • Enter Rest Mode
  • Turn Off PS5
  • Restart PS5

How to turn off PS5

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Obviously there are benefits to opting for Rest Mode, as it'll allow your PS5 to do tonnes of behind the scenes maintenance, like updates and downloads. But if you want to simply turn it off, then that's here too. Sorted!

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