Rest Mode is Sony’s alternative to “sleep mode” on Windows or Mac. Rest Mode allows the console to run on low power consumption instead of turning it off completely. This allows the PS5 to “wake up” immediately when needed.
What happens when your PS5 is in Rest Mode?
- The console consumes less energy/electricity.
- The PS5 can remain connected to the internet.
- The PS5 can continue downloading and updating games or apps in the background.
- USB ports can continue charging controllers and accessories.
- Games can be suspended and resumed as soon as the console wakes up.
- You can use the PS App on your phone to start new downloads or wake up the PS5.
Method #1: Put your PS5 in Rest Mode by going to Power options
- With your PS5 open, press the PS button on the controller to bring up the dashboard.
- Select Power.
- Select Enter Rest Mode, and the PS5 will go into sleep/rest mode.
Rest Mode is indicated by a light yellow light on the PS5
- While your PS5 is on, press the power button at the front of the console
- When you hear a beep, the PS5 will go into Rest Mode.
Change the features available in Rest Mode
- Go to Settings.
- Select System.
- Then, select Power Saving.
- Select Features Available in Rest Mode.
- You can toggle Rest Mode features on or off here.
These are the features available in Rest Mode:
- Supply Power to USB Ports – Choose how long the PS5 should power the USB ports. This allows you to charge controllers, headphones, and other accessories while in Rest Mode.
- Stay Connected to the Internet – Allows the PS5 to download games and updates while in Rest Mode.
- Enable Turning on PS5 from Network – This wakes the console using the Remote App.
- Enable Turning on PS5 from Spotify – Allows the Spotify app on your phone to wake up the console.
Note: The PS5 lowers power consumption to below 0.5W in Rest Mode. However, if you enable the features above, it will consume more power.