Like every other console, PS5 is also not problem-free and requires a reset at times. You may have to reset your PS5 when your console is going through some unresolvable performance issues. Otherwise, you may be willing to sell your console where all the data needs to be erased. However, depending on the situation, one may choose the reset option on PlayStation 5. One can reset the console while retaining its data as well as factory reset it such that it goes back to the state in which it was bought initially. You have to remember that during a factory reset, make sure to back up all the important data on your console. Since the data lost during a factory reset is inaccessible again.

How to reset PS5

How to Factory Reset PS5

[1] Turn on your PS5. Make sure you have connected your console to the internet and signed in to your PSN account.

[2] Navigate to the Settings menu.

Select System under Settings menu

[3] Select System and then choose System Software.

Choose System software option

[4] One can select the Back-Up and Restore option to back up games, data, and apps on your console before the reset. This step is totally optional.

[5] Head back to the System Software menu and then choose Reset Options.

Choose the reset option on your PS5

[6] Click on Reset your console, where you get three reset options- Clear Learning Dictionary, Restore Default Settings and Reset Your Console.

The Clear Learning Dictionary option will delete all your search history from the console. PS5 uses your search preferences for suggestions, and this option can clear those.

The Restore Default Settings option will reset your PS5 without affecting the data, games, and apps stored on your console.

The Reset Your Console option is to erase everything from your console and reset it. Choose any one option as per your need.

[7] Finally, tap Reset again. Your PlayStation 5 will begin the reset process.

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PS5 Reset in Safe Mode

If your console is totally struck and you cannot access the Settings menu, then you may try the reset the PS5 in safe mode.

[1] Turn off your PlayStation 5 by pressing the Power button.

Reset PS5 in safe mode

[2] After a few seconds, press and hold the Power button on your console again.

[3] Release the Power button after hearing two beeps. This takes 8 to 10 seconds.

[4] Immediately connect your controller to PS5 and then press the PS button.

[5] Your PS5 will display the Safe mode menu from which you can choose Reset PS5.

Select reset PS5

Thus, you can reset your PlayStation 5 console whenever you cannot solve the issues in the console. After reset, the console will restart itself for a fresh start. You can also reset the PS5 Controller in case you face any trouble with the controls. If you have any issues with the above guide, please mention them in the comments section.

Frequently Asked Questions

[1] Is backup essential during reset on your console?

Yes. Especially if you are performing a factory reset, backup is mandatory because we all hold some important data on our consoles. If these data are deleted once, they cannot be retrieved.

[2] Can I reset my PS5 without losing its data and games?

This is totally possible. PS5 offers three reset options, out of which one method does not remove all your data and resets your console to its factory settings. By choosing the Restore default settings option, one can reset the console without affecting the data, games, and apps on it.

[3] Is reset a dangerous choice?

In fact, reset can be one of the easiest solutions to solve most of the software and hardware glitches on your console.