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[PS4™ system] Updated 02/13/2014

This article details the various ways you can turn the PS4™ system on, off, and into standby mode.

Turn the PS4 On


There are two ways to turn on the PS4:

  • Touch the power button.
  • Press the PS button on a controller that is plugged in via USB or has previously been paired with the system.

When the power turns on, the power indicator blinks blue, and then lights up white.


Standby Mode

What is Standby Mode?

When the system is in Standby Mode, the screen is turned off and the PS4 consumes very little power. You can set the system to perform actions such as download files, or charge the controller from a USB port. To adjust functions available in Standby Mode, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode].

With the default settings, when your system has not been operated for a certain period of time it will automatically enter standby mode or turn off. To change this setting, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Time Until PS4 Turns Off] from the function screen, and then select [Media Playback] or [General (Games)].

There are three methods are available for entering Standby Mode:

  • Touch the power button on the front of the PS4 for at least 1 second, until the system beeps. Hint: If there are no check-marks set in the settings under (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode], there is no need for Standby Mode and the system turns off completely.
  • Press and hold the PS button for at least 1 second, and then select [Enter Standby Mode] on the screen that is displayed.
  • From the Dynamic Menu's Home Screen, press UP on the d-pad to bring up the Function Screen. Then select (Power) from the function screen, and choose [Enter Standby Mode].

When the system enters standby mode, the screen turns off, the power indicator blinks white, and then lights up orange.

To exit standby mode

  • Touch the power button.
  • Press the PS button on a controller for which device registration (pairing) is complete.

When the power turns on, the power indicator blinks blue, and then lights up white.


Turning off the power completely

When the system turns off completely, the screen turns off, the power indicator blinks white, and then turns off.

There are three methods available to turn the PS4 system off:

  • From the Dynamic Menu's Home Screen, press UP on the d-pad to bring up the Function Screen. Then select (Power) from the function screen, and choose [Turn Off PS4].
  • Press and hold the PS button for at least 1 second, and then select [Turn Off PS4] on the screen that is displayed.
  • Touch the power button on the front of the PS4 for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps twice).

Only disconnect the plug of the AC power cord from the electrical outlet when the power indicator is turned off. If you disconnect it while the power indicator is lit or blinking, data might be lost or corrupted, and the system might be damaged.