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How Do I Fix Freezing PS5 After Controller Update


PS5 users might encounter console freezing issues after controler update. Dive into this comprehensive steps to troubleshoot and resolve freezing problems on PS5 after the controller update.

How Do I Fix Freezing PS5 After Controller Update

Solution 1: Restart PS5

  1. Press the PlayStation button on your controller for the control center.
  2. Go to the power icon.
  3. Select “Restart PS5” to initiate the console restart.

Solution 2: Check Controller Connection

  1. For wireless connection, ensure the controller is charged and powered on. Press the PS button to link it with the PS5.
  2. For a wired connection, securely plug the USB cable into both the controller and PS5’s USB port.
  3. If the controller isn’t responsive, pair it with the PS5 using a USB cable. Connect the controller, press the PS button to establish the connection.

Solution 3: Boot into Safe Mode

  1. Ensure PS5 is fully powered off.
  2. Hold the power button; after the initial beep, keep holding until the second beep (usually around 7 seconds).
  3. Connect a controller via USB, press the PS button.
  4. Navigate Safe Mode using the connected controller to select “Restart PS5.”

Solution 4: Rebuild Database in Safe Mode

  1. Boot PS5 into Safe Mode as previously described.
  2. In Safe Mode, use the connected controller to choose “Rebuild Database.”
  3. Confirm and follow on-screen instructions to begin the database rebuilding.
  4. The process takes time; the PS5 will restart upon successful database rebuild.

Solution 5: Factory Reset

  1. From the PS5 home screen, go to “Settings.”
  2. Scroll down and choose “System.”
  3. Within “System,” select “System Software.”
  4. Pick “Reset Options” from the menu.
  5. Finally, choose “Reset Your Console” to start the factory reset process.

Solution 6: Seek Expert Help to resolve PS5 freeze after controller update

For unresolved issues,reach out to PlayStation Support for personalized assistance by clicking here. Their expert guidance can offer better solutions.

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Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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