Updates are an essential part of any game. These may be in the forms of patches/fixes or new content. There are times when you may not be using the console due to the power or ping consumption to execute some background functions like downloads. There is a mode called Rest mode to help with this.
Rest mode lets your console execute background functions such as updates or charging your controller without requiring it to be turned on completely. This drastically also speeds up the boot time that would otherwise be so much longer while drawing in less power. The console enters a low-power state, similar to rest mode on a PC, so that it may be loaded up faster when players return to the console.
Turn ON Rest Mode and Update Games:
It can be difficult to figure out how to put your PS5 in rest mode, especially if you previously had a PS4. To reach a menu with many choices, including putting the machine into rest mode, players had to press the PlayStation button on the prior console. This has altered significantly on the PS5, although it is still only a button push away. Here are the steps to do so:
Turn on Rest Mode:
- Press the PlayStation button on your controller to put the PS5.
- This opens a menu with a number of options, including a power button on the right hand side corner. Select it.
- Select Rest mode from the three options that appear.
Update Games in Rest mode:
- To do so, go to settings and then to system.
- Select features accessible in rest mode from the power conservation menu. Make sure you’re connected to the internet when in rest mode.
- Return to the main settings menu and select Saved Data and Game / App Settings from the drop-down menu.
- Now go to automatic updates and tick the box for automatic updates.
- Install updates in rest mode as well. So, if you want to keep your games like Warzone, Minecraft, Apex Legends, and Fortnite up to date while you’re abroad, you can! Ensure that these options are chosen.
Normally, games may continue to run in the background when the PS5 is in rest mode, but this may be risky on the PS5. Many players have experienced bugs that result in console crashes and hardware errors from putting it in rest mode for long durations. These issues have yet to be completely resolved, so it is advisable to be careful while attempting to use this mode until an update is initiated.