You’ve probably heard about the new PlayStation 5 “rest mode” function, but what exactly does it do? And why might you want to put your PS5 in rest mode when not using it for a while? We’ll explain all of this and more right here.
You have been playing games all day and you want to take a break. You just did something worse than what would happen if you put your PS5 in rest mode, so go ahead and turn it off. But wait a minute! Rest mode is the solution for you. What actually happens when your console enters rest mode?
How to put ps5 on rest mode
The PS5 automatically puts itself to a rest mode when it hasn’t been used for a certain amount of time. That way, it can also save energy and reduce your electricity bills. This is the main reason why you should always put your console in rest mode when not using it.
By default, the PS5 will go into rest mode after 4 hours of inactivity. However, you can easily change this. Just go to settings > system > power saving settings and set your desired time interval. Even if you don’t want it to be automatic, there are reasons why you would like to put the PS5 on rest mode.
When should I put my PS5 on rest mode
The most obvious reason to keep your PS5 on rest mode is that it saves energy. As said before, you can also adjust the time interval after which it automatically enters this mode. This is a great way to save electricity and not waste money for nothing. We all know we need every cent we can get these days, don’t we?
When you are not using your PS5 for a long period of time, it’s recommended to put it on rest mode. Whatever the interval you’ve set up previously, this will reduce the power consumption by half. Of course, it doesn’t mean that if you haven’t used your console for some time it will automatically turn off. You can still use it whenever you want, so no worries here.
You might also put your PS5 on rest mode when going on a trip or leaving home for a few days. If you don’t take the console with you, this is an excellent way to protect it from potential damages during transportation. In this case, the best thing you can do is simply put it in rest mode and take it off when you get back home.
What happens when putting PS5 on Rest Mode
When your console enters rest mode, everything will go into a standby state. That means that all system functions like downloads or uploads will be paused. Everything will be stopped, including downloads or uploads. You can still have your media player or video streaming apps active while the PS5 is on rest mode.
However, you cannot play games online if your console is in rest mode. At least not until it wakes up from this mode. Other than that, everything else will work as usual during rest mode. You can access your library, use social media apps or simply turn it off without any impact afterwards.
What is PS5 Rest Mode good for
If you are not using your console, there will always be times when you want to put it on rest mode. This is really good if you don’t want to spend extra money on electricity, especially since almost everything else will remain unchanged. You can still use streaming apps or listen to music while the PS5 is in rest mode.