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Why does my PS4 Keep Going into Rest Mode?

What does PS4 rest mode do?

When Your PS4 is in rest mode, it continues to function but it consumes very little power. You can also set the system to download files of your choice and charge the controller when you keep your PS4 in rest mode.


Does PS4 rest mode download games faster?

Yes, the PS4 rest mode enables a faster download of games. In the rest mode, the console consumes less power and so you stand to gain a lower electricity bill while enjoying your preferred downloads at the same time.


Why does my PS4 keep going into rest mode?

Your PS4 keeps going into rest mode because it has been inactive for a long time, the console is overheating, a faulty power supply or the storage space has been utilized completely.


  • Inactive for long
  • Overheating
  • Insufficient power supply
  • Storage space is full


PS4 inactive for long

If you don’t use your PS4 for a long period, its system enters into the rest mode automatically. It may also get switched OFF when it’s not used for long periods.


Overheated console

If the internal temperature of your PS4 increases a lot, the system will very naturally slip into rest mode. This function helps to protect the hardware of the PS4. 


Insufficient power supply

If your PS4 is receiving an insufficient power supply from the power outlet, the system will go into rest mode.


Storage space utilized completely

If you have downloaded too much data, your PS4 may face a storage issue. If it doesn’t have enough space to save new downloads, it will enter rest mode.


PS4 going into rest mode
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How do I stop my PS4 from going into rest mode?

You can stop your PS4 from going into rest mode by disabling the rest mode, switching OFF the power button on the console and maintaining the cleanliness of the console at all times.


Disable the rest mode

  1. Go to Settings and then to Power save settings.
  2. In Rest Mode, go to Set features.
  3. Turn OFF the options that have been activated. 
  4. Uncheck all the checkboxes.
  5. Turn OFF the Supply power to USB ports option.


Switch off the power button on the console

  1. Select Power from the main function screen.
  2. Select (Turn Off PS4).
  3. Press and hold the Power button for 7 seconds until you hear two beeps.


Maintain the hygiene of the console.

  1. Clean the dust accumulating at the vents.
  2. Use a can of compressed air and point the nozzle at the vents which have got dirty.
  3. Spray the compressed air intermittently.
  4. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the dust.


Is it bad to keep my PS4 in rest mode?

It is not bad to keep your PS4 in rest mode unless you get sudden and frequent power spikes. It is designed to get into rest mode when not in use for long. It can download and update games faster in rest mode and with less power.


How long can a PS4 stay in rest mode?

You can leave your PS4 in rest mode for hours, and even a few days without damaging the console unless you are downloading very large data files. If the neighborhood is known to experience sudden power surges, then it may damage the hard drive or even the system but this is very rare.


How to turn off PS4 rest mode?

You can turn OFF PS4 rest mode by switching off the power button on the console, disabling the automatic PS4 rest mode feature, and setting up timing until PSF gets switched off.

It’s very easy to troubleshoot these issues if you follow the instructions given below.


Switching off the power button on the console

  1. From the main function screen, select Power.
  2. Select (Turn Off PS4).
  3. Press and hold the Power button for 7 seconds until you hear two beeps.


Disabling the rest mode

  1. Go to Settings, Power save settings.
  2. In the Rest Mode section, go to Set features.
  3. Turn OFF all the options that were ON earlier.
  4. Clear all the checkboxes.
  5. Turn the Supply power to USB port soption OFF.


Setting a timing

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Go to Power Settings.
  3. Set a time for thePS4 to shut down.  


How to turn on PS4 rest mode?

You can turn ON PS4 by enabling the rest mode from the function screen, tapping the Power button on the console and enabling the Standby Mode on the controller.

Keen to resolve these issues? Follow the given instructions.


Enabling the rest mode from the function screen

  1. From the Function screen, click on Power.
  2. Select Enter Rest Mode.


Tap the power button on the console

  1. Keep your PS4 switched ON.
  2. Tap the Power button on the console.
  3. Wait for the console to beep.


Enable the Standby mode on the controller

  1. On your PS4, press and hold the PS button on the controller.
  2. Select the Enter Standby Mode on the screen that is displayed.
  3. As soon as the console beeps, your PS4 gets into the rest mode.


Why does my PS4 go into rest mode when I turn off my TV?

Your PS4 goes into rest mode when you turn OFF your TV because of an enabled HDMI-CEC on the PS4, a faulty HDMI cable or a poorly connected controller.

The following steps help resolve these issues.


Enabled HDMI-CEC on PS4

HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI-CED) allows your TV to communicate with the device connected to it. This allows the TV to control some features on the PS4. 

  1. Go to Settings and then to Systems.
  2. Click on HDMI. You get two options, namely, Enable HDMI Device Link and Enable Power Off Link.
  3. Select Enable Power Off Link.


Faulty HDMI cable

  1. Check the HDMI cable’s connection.
  2. If the cable is loosely plugged in, unplug it and insert it securely.
  3. If you find the cable damaged, you will have to replace it immediately.


Poorly connected Controller

  1. Check all the connections properly.
  2. Press and hold the PS button on the controller until the system light turns orange.
  3. Press and hold the PS button again until the system light turns white.


PS4 rest mode issues

Some of the PS4 rest mode issues include an unresponsive system even if you try to switch it ON, a stubborn blinking orange light and even a system crash. You may also face difficulty in rebooting the system.

  • System unresponsive when switched ON
  • Blinking orange light
  • System crash
  • Problem while rebooting


Does rest mode overheat a PS4?

A PS4 does get overheated in rest mode because of various reasons. Some of these include blocked PS4 vents due to dust accumulation, outdated game software, damaged firmware or a hot environment.

These glitches can be easily resolved in the following manner.

  • Dust accumulation
  1. Take an electric duster or a can of compressed air to blow the dust away from the blocked vents. 
  2. Use a hose with an attachment to vacuum the dust.


  • Outdated game software

If your PS4 gets extremely heated while playing a particular game, it indicates faulty game software.

  1. On the PS4 menu, select the game.
  2. Select Check for Update.
  3. Select Install Update. If an Update exists, it will get installed.


  • Damaged firmware

An outdated or damaged firmware stops the PS4 fan from functioning. You can update the firmware manually.

  1. Create a folder named “PS4” on a USB drive on your machine (PC or Mac) after formatting it as FAT32.
  2. Create another folder inside FAT32 and name it as UPDATE.
  3. Plug the USB drive that contains the file into your PS4 console.
  4. Start thePS4 console in safe mode by pressing and holding the Power button until you hear the second beep.
  5. Select Safe Mode and now select Update System Software.
  6. Select Update from USB storage device and click on OK.


  • Hot environment
  1. Always maintain the ambiance of the surroundings at room temperature. 
  2. Ensure there is ample ventilation in the room.
  3. Position your PS4 to another comparatively cooler room.


Why does my PS4 crash after rest mode?

Your PS4 crashes after a rest mode because of a corrupted PS4 database. It may also require a change in the energy supply settings and a system update.

These issues are not difficult to solve. The following steps will effectively solve them.


Corrupted PS4 database

  1. Go to Settings and then go to System Storage ManagementSaved Data, and Media Player.
  2. In the media player, you will see a corrupt data file.
  3. Press the Options button and Delete it.
  4. Now try to download it.


Energy supply settings

  1. Go to the Settings menu on the console.
  2. Go to Power Save Settings.
  3. Select Set Functions Available in Rest Mode.
  4. Now change the Supply Power to USB Ports option to Always.


System Update

  1. Format the USB drive and create a folder named PS4 and a subfolder, Update.
  2. Download the latest PS4 update from the official PlayStation website.
  3. Copy the downloaded version to the Update folder on the drive.
  4. Now switch OFF your console completely.
  5. Plug the USB drive into one of the PS4’s ports.
  6. Now press and hold the power button for about seven seconds to boot the PS4 into the safe mode.
  7. Plugin the DualShock 4 controller. Press the PS button.
  8. In the Safe Mode, select, Update System Software.
  9. Select Update from USB Storage Device and follow the few remaining instructions.


Why is my PS4 stuck in rest mode?

Your PS4 is stuck in rest mode because of low power supply and overheating of the console. It may also require a rebuild database.

These issues are not difficult to solve. Follow the instructions given below.


Low power supply

Check the power supply. There could be a weak supply. You will have to wait until the normal supply is restored. The PS4’s blue light consistently blinking indicates your console is running on low power.

  1. Unplug the power cable.
  2. Switch off your PS4 completely.
  3. Plugin the PS4 power cable into the power supply outlet using the AC adapter.
  4. Press the power button. 
  5. Restart the PS4.


Overheating of the console

  1. Spray a couple of times until you see the vents free of dust.
  2. You can also use a microfiber cloth to wipe the dust.


Rebuild database

  1. Press the power button to shut down the console.
  2. Press the power button again until you hear the second beep.
  3. Now press the power supply button on the Controller. This opens the console. 
  4. Your PS4 gets booted in the safe mode.
  5. In the Safe Mode, select Rebuild Database.

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