How to turn your PS5 on or off your phone

With PlayStation Remote Play, you can stream your PS5 games directly from your console to your phone and navigate console settings. It also comes in clutches if you forget to turn off your console before you leave home or when you want to prepare your game for arrival. Here’s how to turn PS5 on or off remotely via the app.

Read more: How to link your PS5 to PlayStation app

Quick answer

To launch your PS5 from the app, launch the PS Remote Play app on your phone and select your console. To turn off your PS5, tap Settings -> Disconnect.


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As soon as the app launches your PS5 console you will see a connection status. Once turned on, tap the screen to bring up the Controller button display to navigate the home screen.

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When your PS5 is on, you won’t have a TV, so you still need to use your TV remote to illuminate the screen.

How to turn off PS5 from the app

When your remote gaming is done, you can put your PS5 console in rest mode. It’s a good idea to do this instead of just leaving the app so you can save energy while you’re away from home. Tap the gear icon at the bottom left of the screen.

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Lastly, be sure to check the box next to it Put the attached console in rest mode. Otherwise, your console will remain on.

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Unlike the Xbox Series X, the PS5 is not compatible with Voice Assistant, so there is no direct way to connect your console to Alexa or any other smart speaker. However, if you have a smart TV that can listen to Alexa, you can turn on your console by turning on the Amazon Assistant TV.

How do you turn on a PS5?

To turn on the console, press the button at the top of the PS5 (or the only button in the PS5 digital version). You press the PlayStation button in the center of your DualSense controller to launch a PS5.

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