PS5 ‘Your console will enter rest mode’ message explained

PS5 owners can encounter all sorts of system messages, but it isn’t always immediately clear what they mean. The PS5 “your console will enter rest mode” message is one of these occasions for many. So, what does this PlayStation 5 system pop-up mean? Here’s the lowdown for those getting the notification on Sony’s next-generation console.

PS5 | What does the ‘Your console will enter rest mode’ message mean?

PS5 your console will enter rest mode message

The PlayStation 5 your console will enter rest mode message seemingly appears without cause, which is one of the reasons it can spread confusion. While waiting for a download on the home screen, or otherwise preoccupied, be it in-game or during media playback, the message will randomly appear after a while.

Users receive the “Your console will enter rest mode” system message on PS5 after periods of inactivity. The pop-up goes on to specify a timeframe after which the PlayStation 5 will enter its sleep state. To prevent this from happening, simply perform any action using the DualSense controller. Users can edit or disable the option via the PS5 “Settings” menu.

How to change PS5 power saving options

  1. Turn on the PlayStation 5 console.
  2. Navigate to the “Settings” menu, indicated by the gear icon on the home screen.
  3. Select “System” from the list of options.
  4. Navigate to the “Power Saving” tab.
  5. Choose the “Set Time Until PS5 Enters Rest Mode” option.
  6. Change “During Media Playback” to the desired timeframe:
    • 1 Hour
    • 2 Hours
    • 3 Hours
    • 4 Hours
    • 5 Hours
    • Don’t Put in Rest Mode
  7. Change “While Playing Games” to the desired timeframe:
    • 20 Minutes
    • 1 Hour
    • 2 Hours
    • 3 Hours
    • 4 Hours
    • 5 Hours
    • Don’t Put in Rest Mode

After changing the power saving settings, the PS5 your console will enter rest mode notification can appear more or less frequently — or not at all, if disabled. The setting is on by default to be more green and lower waste power consumption. Whether or not users care about that cause, it can also help to save money on electrical bills.

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