How To Factory Reset Your PS5 Console (Hard Reset)?

We now have the Playstation 5 as the latest PlayStation from Sony, and they did improve a lot this time around. However, every device runs on some form of software, and the software sometimes develops inconsistencies. We encounter glitches, and until they are cleared out, it can be an issue. Now, even some PS5 users have experienced some minor issues.

If you are one of those PS5 users facing issues with the device and are wondering how to fix it, this article might help. Here, we will look at how one can hard reset the PS5 to clear out most of the small software issues. Not every problem is fixed with a hard reset, especially if it is a hardware-related issue. But if you are sure that it is the software that is causing the problem, then a hard reset might help you. So without further ado, let’s get into it.

How to hard reset your PS5?

Before going ahead with the hard reset, you should know that this clears out everything on your console, from games, save data to specific settings. If your PS5 is working fine enough to create a backup, do it on an external hard drive. If you have a PS Plus, then you can even back up the data to the cloud. This way, you will able to retrieve everything once the hard reset is complete.

  • Go to the homepage of your PS5.
  • Click on the settings icon at the top(gear like icon).

How To Factory Reset Your PS5 Console (Hard Reset)?

  • Choose System.

How To Factory Reset Your PS5 Console (Hard Reset)?

  • Select System Software in the next menu.

How To Factory Reset Your PS5 Console (Hard Reset)?

  • Then choose Reset Options.

How To Factory Reset Your PS5 Console (Hard Reset)?

  • On the next page, select Reset your Console, and then on the confirmation page, choose Reset.

Then the PlayStation 5 will restart, after which it will be like a brand new PS5. You will have to set up everything again then according to your preference or choice.

But if the issue is severe and you cannot even boot up your PS5 correctly, you will have to reset your PS5 in safe mode.

Hard reset in Safe mode:

  • Press the power button to turn off your console if it was not turned off initially.
  • Then press the power button on the PS5 again and hold it for around ten seconds till you hear a second beep.
  • After the second beep, connect your controller to the console and press the PS button on the controller. It will take you to the safe mode menu.
  • Finally, choose Reset PS5 in the safe mode menu and wait till the console restarts itself usually.

Doing a factory reset or hard reset will come in handy when the console software has some inconsistencies. But if the hard reset does not do you any good, take the PS5 console to the nearest Sony center and inform them about your problem. You will receive the help that you need there.


So that is all about hard resetting the PlayStation 5. If you have any questions or queries about this guide, then comment down below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more useful information.

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