In this guide, we will be taking a look at how to fix PS5 stuck in safe mode. The PS5 is at the moment one of the best consoles in my opinion, but even the best consoles can encounter issues from time to time. One common problem that PS5 users may encounter is the console getting stuck in Safe Mode.
This frustrating situation can prevent players from accessing their games and features, leaving them searching for solutions to get their console back up and running smoothly.
We will look at how you can get your PS5 out of being stuck in Safe Mode and provide troubleshooting steps to help you resolve this issue.
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What causes the PS5 to get stuck in safe mode
The chances are it was likely caused by a power outage or unplugging during rest mode or an update. But don’t worry this does not mean that your console is broken it just means that you need to do a few things to get your PS5 console unstuck from safe mode.
How to fix PS5 stuck in safe mode
If your PlayStation 5 (PS5) is stuck in Safe Mode, try doing the following troubleshooting steps to fix the issue.
Fix 1: Power Cycle the PS5
Turn off the PS5 by pressing and holding the power button on the front of the console for about 10 seconds until it fully powers off.
Once it’s off, unplug the power cord from the back of the console and wait for a few minutes. Now reconnect the power cord and turn on the PS5 again to see if it boots normally.
Fingers crossed this will get your PS5 out of safe mode.
Fix 2: HDMI connection
Check your HDMI connection and ensure that the HDMI cable is securely connected to both the PS5 and the TV or monitor. Sometimes, a loose or faulty HDMI connection could cause the console to get stuck in Safe Mode.
You could always try using a different HDMI cable or connecting the PS5 to a different display to rule out any potential issues with the connection.
Fix 3: Rebuild the PS5 Database
Seeing as you are stuck in Safe Mode, there’s an option to rebuild the database, which can help resolve system issues.
So go ahead and give this a try all you need to do is select the Rebuild Database option.
Rebuilding the database can take some time if you have loads of games installed, so be patient and wait for it to complete.
Fix 4: Factory Reset
If the above steps don’t work, you could try performing a factory reset. This will erase all data on the PS5, so it’s important to back up any important game saves or data before proceeding but this could prove difficult if you are not able to access your console.
In Safe Mode, select Reset PS5 option 6 or try Restore Default Settings option 4 first
If none of these steps resolve the issue and your PS5 remains stuck in Safe Mode, then I would suggest you contact Sony PlayStation Support for further assistance.
I hope the above guide has helped you fix your PlayStation 5 being stuck in safe mode and you can now get back to enjoying your games.