How to Factory Reset PS5? Remember to Back up Your PS5 First
What Does “Factory Reset PS5” Do?
PS5 is a popular home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, as the successor to PS4. On PS5, users can play a huge number of PS5 games and PS4 games, such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, FIFA 22, Call of Duty: Warzone, Ghost of Tsushima, etc.
Unfortunately, many users encounter various problems while playing games on PS5. Some problems are common to see and easy to solve. However, some issues are hard to troubleshoot.
Whatever, when you encounter an error code like CE-108255–1, CE-106485–4, and so on, you can search the error code on the internet to find solutions. If you have tried all the solutions you can find but the problem still exists, you might need to factory reset PS5.
You should know that this operation will restore your PS5 to factory settings, which means all the data on the console will be deleted. Therefore, you’d better not try factory resetting PS5 before you think twice. If you plan to sell your PS5 console, factory resetting is a good choice to prevent your personal data from being accessed by others.
Back up PS5 Before Resetting
As mentioned, you will lose all the data on your PS5 console if you try to factory reset PS5. Therefore, you’d better back up your data first. And there are two ways for you to choose:
If you have a PS5 external hard drive, you can connect it to your PS5 console and go to Settings > System > System Software > Back Up and Restore > Back Up Your PS5. Then select your external drive, choose what to back up, select Next, and follow the on-screen instructions to back up your console.
If you are using PlayStation Plus, you can upload your PS5 data to PlayStation cloud storage. PlayStation Plus allows you to save up to 100 GB of PS5 saved data and 100 GB of PS4 saved data. You just need to go to Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Saved Data (PS5) > Console Storage. Then choose your games and select Upload to Cloud Storage.
How to Factory Reset PS5
After backing up your data, you can start to hard reset a PS5. And here are two methods:
- Method 1: factory reset PS5 via Settings
- Method 2: factory reset PS5 in Safe Mode
Now, let’s see them one by one.
Method 1: Factory Reset PS5 via Settings
This method is quite easy to operate, and you just need to:
Step 1: On the home screen of your PS5, select the Settings icon.
Step 2: Go to System Software > Reset Options > Reset your console.
The resetting process would take some time and you should wait patiently.
Method 2: Factory Reset PS5 in Safe Mode
Step 1: Press the power button to turn off your PS5 console completely.
Step 2: Press the power button again and hold for about seven seconds. You can release it when you hear the second beep.
Step 3: Press the PS button on your PS5 controller to enter PS5 Safe Mode.
Step 4: There are seven options in Safe Mode and you need to select the sixth one ( Reset PS5) to reset your console. Then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.
Which method do you prefer? Now you can have a try!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sherry has been a staff editor of MiniTool for a year. She has received rigorous training about computer and digital data in company. Her articles focus on solutions to various problems that many Windows users might encounter and she is excellent at disk partitioning.
She has a wide range of hobbies, including listening to music, playing video games, roller skating, reading, and so on. By the way, she is patient and serious.
Originally published at https://www.partitionwizard.com on February 23, 2022.