How to Factory Reset PS4 – Playstation 4


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  • To factory reset ps4 ->Go to Settings -> Initialisation -> Initialisation ps4 -> Choose Full and wait for ps4 to complete reset process.
  • Press and hold power button until you hear beep sound -> Plug in Controller -> Select option 6 displayed on your screen.

When you are playing games and having trouble playing ps4 games or ps4 is getting stuck or cant play games on ps4 or any other issues with ps4 then you need to factory reset ps4 to get it up and running and you can factory reset ps4 without controller without screen and fix issues of ps4 not connecting and initialise ps4 reinstall system software also.

You can factory reset ps4 without controller and with controller in different ways and by using remote key combination and by using settings options and initialize ps4 option.

Factory Reset PS4

Follow below steps to factory reset ps4 and restore ps4 settings back to its original default settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Step 2: Go to Initialization

Step 3: Now, Choose Initialize ps4 option.

Step 4: Select Full and wait for your ps4 to perform factory reset.

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Press and Hold Power Button

Step 1: Press and hold the power button and don’t let go these button until you hear 2 beep sounds.

Step 2: Once you hear 2 beep sounds then release these buttons.

Step 3: Now, plug in the controller using a usb cable.

Step 4: Press PS button on controller and a new menu will pop up.

Step 5: Choose option 6 -> Select initialize ps4 and confirm reset process on PS4.

That’s it, once you select initialize ps4, you need to wait until your ps4 completes the reset process and once reset process completes all your data will be wiped out and internal data, user data and everything will be erase and restores all ps4 settings back to its original default settings.

Once you perform factory reset on the ps4, your playstation 4 will be like a brand new ps4 and everything will be erased and you need to set it up again and start playing games on ps4.

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