Power indicator lights on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 consoles

Find out the status of your console using the power indicator lights.

The power indicator lights on the PS5™ and PS4™ consoles can display a variety of colours to indicate status information.

Powered off

The console is completely powered off. When powered off, the console cannot charge controllers via USB, or download or install content.

Powering on

Powering on takes less time when starting from rest mode than from the powered-off state. You should see the PlayStation® logo on screen while the console powers on.

Powered on

The console is on and working normally.

Entering Rest Mode

This light may appear yellow or amber to some. After a few seconds, the console light should stay solid orange.

Rest mode

Rest mode is a low-power state when the console can charge controllers and download and install content. To turn the console on from rest mode, hold down the PS Button on a USB-connected or previously paired controller.


Console powering off

The console lights pulse white and then turn off when the console is powering completely off. When powered off, the console cannot charge controllers via USB or download or install content.

Console error

If the indicator light only blinks white, or if the blue light does not transition to solid white, the console is frozen and needs troubleshooting.

Follow the troubleshooting steps below:

  1. Unplug the console.
  2. Wait 60 seconds, plug the console back in and turn it back on.
  3. If the issue persists, reinstall console software using Safe Mode.

Console Overheating

The console has overheated and needs to come in for service.

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