You are lying on the sofa and you do not have the slightest desire to get close to your new one PlayStation 5 and press the button to turn it off? No problem, since even the new generation console from Sony implements a quick system through which turn off the console with the controller.
In order for your PlayStation 5 to turn off thanks to the DualSense controller, you don’t need to perform any special actions. First you need to open the Control center, that is the menu at the bottom of the screen that is activated when you press PlayStation button (for those who don’t know, let’s talk about the small button in the shape of the PS logo located right between the two analog sticks and just below the speaker integrated into the controller). Then press the button and move between the icons at the bottom until you reach the last one on your right, which corresponds to the classic power icon.
Click on the small image with the X button to bring up a drop-down menu with the following power options:
- Enter sleep mode: load controllers, download updates and suspend your games. Do not disconnect the AC power cord while the system is in sleep mode
- Turn off the PlayStation 5: close all games and apps and turn off the PS5. Select this option before disconnecting the AC power cord
- Restart the PlayStation 5: close all games and apps and restart the PS5
At the moment we suggest you select the second item, “Turn off PS5”, every time you stop using the console and avoid sleep mode as much as possible. Although in fact there is no official news on the matter, there are numerous bug reports and more or less serious problems related to this functionality of the Sony console.
We remind you that on our pages you will also find a long guide with the 10 things to do immediately after the first start of the PlayStation 5.