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Guide To Factory Reset PS5 To Restore Default Settings

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Factory resetting your new PS5 console may not seem like something you’d want to do but trust us, there are so many bugs right now in the PlayStation 5 that a factory reset can really save you.

When you factory reset any digital electronic, the data is lost and the console gets to the factory settings. This can fix a lot of issues that are present in the console.

So, today we bring you this article which gives you complete information on how to factory reset the PS5 console. Let’s start then.

Why factory reset your PS5 console?

There are a few situations where factory resetting your PS5 console can help you out:

  • Resetting your console can fix the common issues such as problems while downloading content and updating the system,
  • If your PS5 isn’t working properly, there are performance issues or the console is getting frozen all the time.
  • If you want to sell your PS5. You don’t want the buyer to see your data so, factory resetting is a way to prevent that.

How to factory reset your PS5 console?

There are a lot of ways to factory reset your console. The two main methods include

  • Hard Reset and Soft Reset.

Hard reset will reset the console to your factory settings while soft reset will only clear the caches (it will save the PSN info and game saves).

Before you hard reset your system, you need to keep the back up of some important files that you want to save. These files include stuff like game saves, trophy data, and other important user data.

The actual method of factory resetting the PS5 console is given below:

From the Main Menu

You can factory reset the console from the main menu by following the instructions given below:

  • Go to the Settings menu And select the system.

hard reset ps5 setting

  • Follow this path: System Software

system software

  • Reset Options > Reset your console > Reset.

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  • Now, wait for a while. The system will take some time to revert back all the changes to the factory defaults.

From the safe mode

If your console isn’t booting up, you can reset from the safe mode. Follow the steps below to do this:

  • Turn off your PS5 first and now hold the power button for around seven seconds.
  • Release the power button and connect the DualSense controller via the USB cable.
  • Hit the PlayStation button on the DualSense and then select the reset option on the screen.
  • Wait for a while until the console is reset.


A factory reset is a great way to extend the lifespan of a console. Think of it as taking a bath, you feel refreshed and energized after you take a bath, right? Factory reset does the same thing to your console.

All the junk files are deleted, the data is reloaded and the whole console becomes very clean and ready for playing games properly again.

Most problems are also fixed when your console gets properly reset. Problems such as stuck downloads and performance lags can be fixed with a factory reset. So, if you are also facing these issues, you can definitely try a factory reset.