The PlayStation 4 remains one of Sony’s most popular consoles ever with over 115 million units sold as of 2021 and there are still gamers out there that are buying the PS4 or its slightly elder brother, the PS4 pro. It remains one of the most iconic consoles ever made by Sony and it received widespread love and critical reviews by and large from both the fanbase, critics, and game developers. It stands to reason that like any PC, the PS4 also has a safe mode to allow professionals or tech-savvy players to diagnose and repair problems with the software, corrupted system files or possibly even the Hard drive of the console itself.
Players and professionals often use safe mode to diagnose issues with the system as safe mode disables any apps or programs other than those installed natively on the system from running. This means that the console will be functional but will not have any additional files or functions other than those of the core software systems and mechanics meaning it is nearly impossible for the system to fail while in safe mode unless there is an issue with the system files itself.
How to get out of PS4 safe mode?
There are multiple ways to get the PS4 out of safe mode depending on if the system is stuck in a boot loop or not. If the system is not stuck on a boot loop, follow these steps below;
1) Restart PS4
Head to the Restart PS4 option on the screen menu and select it. It will restart your PS4 in normal mode.
2) Change Resolution
Under this option, the resolution of the display will be reset to normal- 480p. This can help fix blank screens and boot loops. In order to revert to normal resolution, go to Settings and change the resolution.
3) Update System
This option allows the user to update the PS4 via direct download or USB. This is particularly useful if you are stuck in a boot loop as system updates are known to fix bugs and issues that might have been affecting your system.
4) Restore Default Settings
This option will rest the console’s features such as date and time and all other user settings back to the default option. This will help if the system is in a boot loop. This option does NOT erase user data.
These are some of the most common ways to get the PS4 out of safe mode. For other articles on the PS4 and various games, keep reading articles on DigiStatement.
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