PS5: How To Restart PS5 With DualSense Controller?
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PS5: How To Restart PS5 With DualSense Controller?

James Wright
13 November 2020

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If you're feeling lazy and don't want to get off your sofa to restart your PS5, then no problem, there's a simple solution to restarting the PS5 using your DualSense controller.

Due to a new UI, it's a little bit different from how you might have been used to restarting on your PS4.

So if you're looking for a quick guide which might help you get to grips with this new process, fear not, we have a guide for you.

Be sure to keep reading though, as we've more guides we'll be adding further down the page to help you out with all your PS5 needs.

How To Restart PS5 Using Your DualSense Controller?

To restart your PS5 console using nothing but your DualSense controller is a doddle.

We've outlined these steps for you, just below:

1 - To restart, you need to go to the PS5 control centre menu, which you can access by pressing the PlayStation logo on your new DualSense controller.

2 - In the control centre scroll all the way to the right-hand side of the menu until you're hovering over the power button. 

3 - Click the power button and you'll be presented with three options to power down your console.

4 - This includes 'Enter Rest Mode', 'Turn Off PS5' and 'Restart PS5'

5 - Select your desired option from the three choices, in this case 'Restart PS5', which will close all games and apps, and restart your PS5.

Do note that if you decide to restart your PS5, the console will start to power down but it's not immediate.

A message will appear which reads: "Restarting your PS5... Don't unplug the AC power cord when the power indicator on your PS5 is lit or blinking."

Within around 10 seconds, the PS5 will restart and you'll load into the PS5. As you've not used the DualSense to 'turn on' the PS5, you'll then be required to press the PS button on your controller so that you can log in.

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