How to Turn On your PS5 Using your Phone

Want to turn on your PS5 using your phone? Perhaps to have a game ready to go when you sit down to play, or you want to listen to Spotify on the TV. There are several ways to achieve this. Here’s what you’ll need to start:

  • PlayStation App for Android or iOS downloaded on your phone 
  • An updated PS5
  • A PlayStation Network account 
  • Stable Wi-Fi network

Turn on Rest Mode Features

You’ll only be able to turn on your PS5 using your phone if your PS5 is in Rest Mode. Before going into Rest Mode, you need to turn some features on:

  1. On the PS5, go to settings

    Select the Settings Gear
    Select the Settings Gear on the Top Right Side of the Screen
  2. Then select System

    Select System in Settings
    Select System in Settings
  3. Then Power Saving

    Select Power Saving Options in settings
    Select Power Saving Options in settings
  4. And lastly, Features Available in Rest Mode

    Select Features Available in Rest Mode
    Select Features Available in Rest Mode
  5. Turn on Stay Connected to the Internet, Enable Turning on PS5 from Network, and Enable Turning on PS5 from Spotify

    Turn all these Options on
    Turn on all Features Available in Rest Mode

    Finally, you’re ready to make your PS5 enter Rest Mode. Reset Mode can be selected from the power menu on the PS5 dashboard.

    Access Rest Mode Option from Dashboard
    Access Rest Mode Option from Dashboard

Turning your PS5 on using your phone

Method 1: Using the Remote Play App

  1. Download the PlayStation Remote Play App for Android or iOS

    PS remote play app on Android
    Installing the PS Remote Play app from Google Play Store
  2. On your PS5 and navigate to Settings > System > Remote Play. Then, turn on Enable Remote Play.

    Enabling Remote Play On PS5 settings
    Enable Remote Play On PS5 settings
  3. Launch the Remote Play App and sign in to your PSN ID on your phone. Note: Make sure you sign in with the same account on both PS5 and phone
  4. Select PS5. The app will search for the console to connect automatically

    Selecting PS5 to connect to on phone
    Select PS5 to connect to on PS Remote Play App
  5. Your PS5 will turn on and connect with your smartphone

    Pairing up with the console using remote play
    First time pairing can take several minutes, don’t close the app during the process
  6. After the connection, the PS5 screen will display on your phone

    PlayStation 5 Main Interface Displayed On Phone
    PlayStation 5 Main Interface Displayed On Phone
  7. Use the virtual controller to navigate the interface to play a game, manage downloads or turn off the console.

    Game Landing Page being Displayed on the Phone
    Game Landing Page being Displayed on the Phone

Method 2: Using the PlayStation App

  1. Launch the PlayStation App on your Phone. Login using the same PSN ID as your PS5

    PlayStation App on Android Play Store
    PlayStation App on Android Play Store
  2. Tap on the Gear icon (settings) on the top right side of the screen

    Select the Settings Gear at the Top Right Corner
    Select the Settings Gear at the Top Right Corner
  3. Navigate to Console Management, then select Link Console to App

    Under Console Managment Select Link Console to App
    Under Console Management, Select Link Console to App
  4. Now choose your PS5 and link it to the app by pressing the Select Console button

    Select your PS5 and press Select Console button
    Select your PS5 and press the Select Console button
  5. Go back and tap the library button on the bottom right side of the screen

    Tap on the Game Library Icon
    Tap on the Game Library Icon
  6. Select a game you want to play
  7. Select Play on Console

    Press the Play on Console button
    Press the Play on the Console button
  8. The app will start connecting to your console

    Connecting to the PS5
    Connecting to the PS5
  9. Once connected, the PS5 will automatically turn on and start the game

    Initializing the Game on PS5 using Phone
    Initializing the Game on PS5 using Phone
  10. Now you can pick up the controller and start playing!

    Pick up the Controller and Start Playing
    Pick up the Controller and Start Playing

Method 3: Spotify

This method will turn on the PS5 and automatically start playing the tune you selected on the phone. You’ll need to use your PS5 controller to navigate the interface and play games.

This is great if you have a sound system attached to the TV or the PS5. You only need a smartphone to play tunes on your main speakers or soundbars!

  1. Download the Spotify app for Android or iOS

    Spotify App on Phone
    Installed the Spotify app on the phone
  2. Download the app on your PS5 as well. Note: Make sure you are using the same Spotify account on both your smartphone and PS5

    Spotify App On the PS5
    Spotify App On the PS5
  3. Launch Spotify on your phone and select a track. Next, tap on the Connect to a device icon.

    Connecting to a device on Spotify
  4. Select your PS5

    Select PS5 on the Spotify App
  5. The app will turn on your PS5 and attempt a connection. After the connection, the PS5 will turn on.

    Music playing on Spotify
  6. You can now use the controller to navigate to the game you want to play.

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