Aug 19, 2016

How to safely restart PS4 after a hard crash?

Is there a way to restart a PS4 other than unplugging it after a hard crash that locks up everything and makes the system unresponsive? I was playing No Man’s Sky before the latest patch and had to unplug my PS4 after it crashed. That doesn’t seem like the best way to restart the system. Is there a better way to restart?
You should be able to restart it by holding down the power button for15-20 seconds. That's longer than it sounds, so be patient. It's a much safer option than pulling the power cable.

Also, you should experience far fewer crashes since the NMS 1.04 update. I've been playing the game since release, and before the update I was experiencing repeated crashes. Since the update, it hasn't crashed once.
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