How to put your PS4 in Safe Mode to troubleshoot issues, or get out of Safe Mode if you're stuck
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  • PS4 Safe Mode is a simple way to troubleshoot issues with your console. 
  • When you put your PS4 in Safe Mode, it can also get stuck in a Safe Mode loop. 
  • To get your PS4 out of Safe Mode, try restarting the console, replacing cords, rebuilding corrupted files, or updating system software.
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The PlayStation 4’s Safe Mode is a great option for troubleshooting problems you might have with your console. 

Starting your PS4 in Safe Mode can help you resolve an issue or troubleshoot a bug the device may be having. The Safe Mode menu includes options to change your console’s resolution, rebuild its storage database, and restore the device to factory settings. 

How to put PS4 in Safe Mode

1. Turn off your console by holding the power button for 3 seconds. After blinking a few times, your PS4 will power off.

2. Press and hold the power button, releasing your finger only after the second beep sound. This should take about 7 seconds. 

3. Your PS4 will start in Safe Mode. Make sure your controller is connected to the console, and press the PS button. 

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