Auto Shutdown for the PlayStation 4

December 2016

This guide will teach you how to set up your PlayStation 4 to automatically turn off when left idle for an extended period of time.

Configure the Auto Shutdown Settings of the PS4

Auto Shutdown Settings for Games and Apps

Go to the Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Time Until PS4 Turns Off. Select the General (Games) option and select after how much idle time your console will go off: After 1 Hour, After 2 Hours, After 3 Hours, After 4 Hours, or After 5 Hours.

Auto Shutdown Settings for Media Playback

If you would like to prevent your PlayStation 4 from shutting down while you are watching a movie, head back to Set Time Until PS4 Turns Off > Media Playback:

The auto shutdown settings for media playback can be adjusted separately.

N.B. You should not worry about losing unsaved app data or game progression. If the console detects an active game or app, it will automatically suspend your apps and switch to the Rest mode.

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