If you started experiencing issues with your new PS5, you’re not alone. A big number of users have reported their console turning on by itself, and they can’t seem to identify the issue.
The PS5 is the newest gaming console by Sony Entertainment, and the gadget shows impeccable improvement from the last PlayStation.
However, with gadgets and consoles such as this one, issues and bugs are bound to happen once in a while, which is the case with the PS5 turning on by itself.
The good news is, plenty of users have reported experiencing this exact same issue, which means the problem is not in your PS5 console, but rather a bug in the system, or an issue with the series altogether.
Luckily, there are things you can do to try and fix this issue, and we will guide you through them.
We did some research, and found all possible actions you could take in order to get your PS5 to work normally.
Check out all the possible solutions in the article below.
Before we dive into details on how to fix the problem, you should know what might be causing your console to turn on automatically:
Since a lot of PS5 users have reported this issue, a number of possible solutions have surfaced among the gaming community.
The ‘Rest Mode’ feature has an implemented option - ‘Stay connected to the Internet’. However, when this option is active, the console will be turned on by itself, even when the ‘Rest Mode’ option is activated, because the console is attempting to download updates, and upload data while the console is not being used.
To turn this feature off, follow these steps:
PS5 consoles may be triggered to turn on by themselves if the ‘HDMI Device Link’ option is activated from ‘Settings’.
Hence, you should disable the PS5 HDMI connection.
It is possible for the PS5 to turn itself on if the ‘Remote Play’ option is activated. To make sure, disable it by following these steps:
In case none of the above mentioned possible solutions seem to be fixing the issue for you, you could additionally try to restart the device if you haven’t already, or checking the batteries of the remote.
If these two don’t fix the issue either, you should consider taking your PS5 to an authorized repair shop.