PS5 going into rest mode by itself? Here's how to stop it!

Is your PlayStation 5 going into rest mode by itself? This tutorial will show you step by step how to stop it.

In my case, I changed the two “rest mode” settings you'll find in the “Power Saving” settings, but my PS5 was still going into rest mode when watching TV while waiting for my PS5 to download and install two games.

There was still one (not so obvious) setting that I changed to solve my problem.

The following steps will show you the settings you need to change to disable “Rest Mode”.

Stop the PS5 from going into rest mode automatically

1. Open settings by selecting the settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner of your screen and pressing the (X) button on your controller.

Open PlayStation 5 settings

2. Open System.

Open PlayStation 5 system settings

3. Open Power Saving.

Open PlayStation 5 power saving settings

4. Select Set Time Until PS5 Enters Rest Mode and press the X button on your controller.

Open PlayStation 5 rest mode settings

5. Select During Media Playback and press the X button.

PlayStation 5 rest mode setting During Media Playback

6. Select Don't Put in Rest Mode and press the X button.

Disable Rest Mode for media playback

7. Select While Playing Games and press the X button.

PlayStation 5 rest mode setting While Playing Games

8. Select Don't Put in Rest Mode and press the X button.

Disable Rest Mode for game play

9. Go back to System settings.

10. Open HDMI settings.

Open PlayStation 5 HDMI settings

11. Select Enable HDMI Device Link and press the X button to turn this feature off.

Disable HDMI Device Link

12. You can close the settings screen now.