Here are the steps on how to boot your PS4 in Safe Mode:
- Turn off your PS4.
- Hold down the power button until you hear two beeps. The second beep will sound about 7 seconds after the first beep.
- Connect your controller to the PS4 using a USB cable.
- Press the PS button on the controller.
- Use the D-pad to select Safe Mode.
- Press the X button to enter Safe Mode.
Once you are in Safe Mode, you will be able to access a number of troubleshooting options, including:
- Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software). This will erase all of your data and reset your PS4 to factory settings.
- Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software from USB). This will erase all of your data and reset your PS4 to factory settings, but you will need to use a USB drive that contains the PS4 system software.
- Change Resolution. This will allow you to change the resolution of your PS4 display.
- Restore Default Settings. This will restore the default settings for your PS4.
- Connect to the Internet. This will allow you to connect your PS4 to the internet so that you can download system updates or firmware.
If you are experiencing problems with your PS4, you can try booting it in Safe Mode to see if that resolves the issue.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about booting your PS4 in Safe Mode:
- You can only access Safe Mode when your PS4 is turned off.
- If you are unable to boot your PS4 in Safe Mode, you may need to contact Sony for assistance.
- Once you have finished using Safe Mode, you will need to restart your PS4 to exit Safe Mode.
Please note that using the options in Safe Mode should be done with caution, especially the “Initialize PS4” option, as it will erase all data on the console. Only use this option if you’ve exhausted all other troubleshooting methods and have backed up your data.