How do you soft reset PS4?

Answered by Robert Flynn

To soft reset your PS4 console, you can follow these steps:

1. Make sure your PlayStation 4 is switched on. If it’s already off, you don’t need to perform a soft reset.

2. Locate the Power button on the front of your PS4 console. It’s typically located towards the left-hand side of the console.

3. Next, locate the Eject button, which is located just below the Power button on the front of the console.

4. Once you’ve identified both the Power and Eject buttons, press and hold them simultaneously.

5. Keep holding down the Power and Eject buttons for about 10-15 seconds. During this time, you may hear a beep sound.

6. After the 10-15 seconds have passed, release both buttons.

7. Your PlayStation 4 console will now begin the soft reset process. You’ll see the power indicator light on the console turn off and then back on.

8. Wait for a few moments while the console restarts. Once it’s fully restarted, you can use your PS4 as usual.

Performing a soft reset on your PS4 can help resolve minor software issues, freezing, or unresponsiveness. It’s a handy troubleshooting step that can be performed relatively quickly and doesn’t affect your saved games or settings.

It’s worth noting that a soft reset is different from a hard reset or factory reset. A soft reset simply restarts the console, while a hard reset erases all data on the console and restores it to its factory settings. So, if you’re looking to troubleshoot more serious issues or start fresh, a hard reset may be necessary, but be aware that it will delete all your data.

In my personal experience, I’ve had to perform a soft reset on my PS4 a few times when it became unresponsive or started acting strangely. It’s usually a quick and effective way to get it back up and running smoothly. Remember to always try a soft reset before attempting a hard reset or contacting customer support for further assistance.

Soft resetting your PS4 is a straightforward process that can help resolve minor issues with your console. Just follow the steps mentioned above, and you should be able to soft reset your PS4 without any problems.