How often do you turn off your PS4?

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#1 Posted by TexasBoi98 (25 posts) -

i just discovered that turning my tv off automatically puts my ps4 into standby mode. usually i turn my ps4 off at night, but i can see myself going long stretches without ever turning it off completely, if start just turning off my tv instead. just curious as to how often people turn off their ps4 versus putting it in standby mode. are you mainly influenced by energy costs or it just better overall for the console (in terms of turning it off).

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#2 Posted by SpiderLuke (718 posts) -

I try to turn it off unless I am charging a controller. It's probably OK, but I'm paranoid of it breaking. I already had two PS3s break on me.

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#3 Edited by Kaze_no_Mirai (11763 posts) -

@SpiderLuke said:

I try to turn it off unless I am charging a controller. It's probably OK, but I'm paranoid of it breaking. I already had two PS3s break on me.

Same here. Especially since launch consoles tend to have more issues. Coincidentally I left my PS4 on standby last night charging my DS4 and when I turned it on this morning there would be no sound output on the TV. No app or game would have sound so I turned it off and left it like that for a few minutes. Fortunately it worked fine after that.

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#4 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

I turn it off abou 4 out of every 5 times.

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#5 Posted by JChowCH (25 posts) -

I have a separate charger for my DS4 controllers by the way. When I replaced my hhd day one it would refuse to go on stand by and even would lock up. Holding down the power button wouldn't work and the only way to get it to turn off was to pull the power plug :(. Put back the original hard drive and standby works really well now. Afraid of leaving it on standby too much because of all that Foxcom craziness and supposedly using cheap solder.

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#6 Posted by TexasBoi98 (25 posts) -

hmm, i'll probably keep my same routine then and just use standby sparingly or for charging a controller. thanks for the input.

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#7 Posted by JChowCH (25 posts) -

Foxconn, sorry. And here's a link: http://corruptedcartridge.com/ps4-sabotaged-news/

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#8 Posted by Swedish_Chef (621 posts) -

I've yet to turn mine off since launch. Guess I'll be the test subject on how long it lives if it's only ever in standby.

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#9 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -

I turn it off instead of standby if I know I'm not going to turn it on for a few days. More of an energy wasting thing than a worrying thing though.

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#10 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@texasboi98 said:

i just discovered that turning my tv off automatically puts my ps4 into standby mode. usually i turn my ps4 off at night, but i can see myself going long stretches without ever turning it off completely, if start just turning off my tv instead. just curious as to how often people turn off their ps4 versus putting it in standby mode. are you mainly influenced by energy costs or it just better overall for the console (in terms of turning it off).

you can make it so that the PS4 goes into standby mode after 5-10 minutes or 5 hours. The default is 10 minutes i believe. I have put it on standby mode to either charge my controller or if i have downloaded something. But i am going to turn it off when i don't have to do either

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#11 Edited by ZeusCannon087 (25 posts) -

I put it on standby, and take off automatic downloads. I just use it to charge it overnight, and boot it up faster. I do sometimes turn it off.

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#12 Edited by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

:S listen ps4 is designed to be in stand by mode all the time, just like how your tv is always in stand by mode, just like how the ps3 was always in stand by mode, the only thing whats happened is how sony has worded the reasons behind it, it's actually safer to live it in stand by than it is to turn the thing off all the time. my ps4 is in stand by all the time as this is the mode that every electronic thing normally is ie - hi-fi, tv, dvd player, ps3 etc

ps the turn off mode in ps4 is like the switch you used to have on the ps3

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#13 Posted by RiKanKiDD (1059 posts) -

I charge my controller on my laptop. I turn my Ps4 everytime. I used stand by mode one and it gave me sound problems and wouldnt connect to the my wifi for half an hour. So no Standy By for a long time.

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#14 Posted by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

I always turn it off when im done playing it.

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#15 Posted by scarpad (299 posts) -

Of course if you want to use the remote play feature n the vita you have to keep It in standby

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#16 Edited by redskins2156 (2553 posts) -

@texasboi98: The only time you should completely turn it off, is if you have to unplug your console or if you aren't going to play for a few days. That's goes for all of your electronics. Just looks at your television when you press the "off" button, their is a red light on your television indicating it is in standby mode. Turning your devices off completely and turning it back on puts alot of stress on the device, because of the amount of power that is needed to turn the device on.

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#17 Posted by SOedipus (11196 posts) -

I turn it off when I'm done using it. I work a lot so I see no point keeping it on while I'm not home.

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#18 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4327 posts) -

I always leave it in standby. I think it's been fully shutdown maybe once.

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#19 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (17950 posts) -

Unless I'm downloading a game or an update, I always turn it off completely.