Have you ever utilized PS4 Safe Mode to solve an issue with your PlayStation 4? Most likely, yeah. After using your PS4 for an extended period of time, you may find that you need to boot your PS4 into Safe Mode from time to time in order to resolve your PS4 issues, such as the one we demonstrate above. This post will be devoted entirely to discussing PS4 Safe Mode and its many features.
Read through the article to find out all you need to know about PS4 Safe Mode.
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How to Get PS4 out of Safe Mode
If your PS4 is locked in Safe Mode, it’s possible that you’re dealing with a Safe Mode loop, which makes it tough to get back into the game.
There are a few things you may attempt to get your PS4 out of Safe Mode if this is the case. The Safe Mode menu, which shows when you initially boot your console into Safe Mode, is responsible for the majority of these issues.
Here are four different techniques of troubleshooting that you might employ.
Method 1: Restart your PS4
To begin, try resetting your PS4 by selecting Option 1 from the Safe Mode menu and pressing Enter. To pick this option, press the “X” button on your controller.
Method 2: Make sure there are no power issues
After attempting the first technique and failing, double-check that all of the cords, including your USB and HDMI connections, are in correct working order. You may also try disconnecting and replugging the power cable for your PS4 to see if it helps. Unplug the HDMI cable and swap which end of the cable is plugged into the TV and which end is plugged into the PlayStation 4.
If one of the wires or connectors is damaged or deteriorating, it is recommended that it be replaced. As described in our post on troubleshooting a PS4 that won’t switch on, if the cords and connectors are all in working order, power cycling your PS4 may be the solution.
Method 3: Rebuild corrupted files
If the second technique does not work, it is possible that the problem is caused by a corrupted file.
Make a selection from the Safe Mode menu, option 5, “Rebuild Database,” and then hit “X.” This will create a fresh database for your PS4 without impacting any of your saved games or progress. It will take some time for your PlayStation 4 to rebuild; after it is finished, restart your console.
Method 4: Update your PS4’s software
From the Safe Mode menu, you may try to update the system software on your PS4.
Option 3 on the menu, “Update System Software,” may be selected by pressing the “X” key. Then hit the “X” key to choose “Update Using the Internet.” From there, simply follow the on-screen directions to complete the process.
Option 7, “Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software),” and pressing “X” will work if nothing else does. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the task.
Why is my PlayStation stuck in safe mode?
Make sure your HDMI cables are in good working order.
If your PS4 is beginning in safe mode and you are unable to go through the menu selections, it is possible that there is a hardware problem. To begin, try swapping out your HDMI cables to see if that improves anything. Remove your HDMI cable from both the rear of your television and the back of your PlayStation 4.