PS4 owners have been asking if it's best to leave their PS4 system on standby or turn it off after playing with it. Sony's President Shuhei Yoshida has responded via twitter recommending gamers to always leave their PS4's on standy.
I still turn mine off most of the time, probably a PS3-habbit :S
My ps4 is always on except for when im travelling. Ps4 is the future and the future is Ps4
I keep mine on standby except for when the disc drive does its "try over and over to eject" business. Then it goes off for a few minutes while I reboot into safe mode and rebuild the database. Frustrating, but I hope an upcoming patch fixes it.
I Tried doing the whole standby deal at first, but when I would get back in I was getting the powered down incorrectly message. After a few times of that BS I shut that puppy down completely!! Im not trying to end up with corrupted data etc.
I have only had that msg when the wife has taken out the plug after I have left it on standby, any time I have booted up from standby has worked fine, maybe you did something similar?
@Retro nah believe me dude I watch my PS4 like a baby! I asked my brother and his has done it as well. The first couple times I figured the power might have dropped during the night but nope. Like I said after that Ive just been shutting down completely. I assume its just a bug so maybe after the next couple updates I'll try again.
Always standby for Shuhei Yoshida's updates.
i turn it off cuz the last time i accidently left my ps4 on standby stuff was downloading and to my knowledge have no way of preventing that
Isn't that a good thing?
Not if you have a data cap you have to watch.
Do you know what downloaded?
Idk about the Ps4, but on the ps3, when u get back on, a screen shows up with a list of what was downloaded and updated. Not sure why Ps4 wouldnt do the same or better.
It doesnt have the list when you turn it on like the PS3 but you can look under "notifications" and that'll tell you everything that happened. Not to mention, things will say "new" on them
Turn automatic download off? Like on the ps3?
That's not the only reason to turn it off. Before two days ago I would have agreed with Shuhei, not now. Even though i'm sure he has a very good reason to say what he did, an incident happened with me two days ago that has caused me to stop leaving it on standby for long periods, especially if i'm not at home. There is a warning in the manual that comes with the ps4, most people don't read these things so it would probably go unnoticed but it states "Do not disconnect the power cord when the system is in standby mode". Believe me when I say there is a reason they put this as a warning. Two days ago there was an electricity outage in my area while my system was in standby. To make a very long story short, after electricity was restored it took me over an hour to get my ps4 back up and running by fiddling with it and constantly shutting it down and rebooting it. Initially it would power on but not output video at all. Using the power button on the system would constantly send it into a standby state. It was an absolute nightmare. but after an hour it eventually came up after a reset. I don't see this as an issue with the system because there is a warning in the manual, it's more of a limitation of the standby mode but one that could probably damage the system if it happens regularly. I advise to not leave it on standby once you are leaving the house, even if it's on a UPS, UPS' don't have infinite battery life. If you are at home you can put it on standby but only if it is on a UPS. Sorry for the long post but this is just my experience and i'm hoping it can help someone from not having to go through what i went through.
Apparently truthful experiences and good advice warrants disagrees. smh.
You can turn off automatic downloads and other stuff done in standby in the power options of settings.
If you don't want your ps4 to download while in standby but want to leave it on standby, go to settings and turn off the auto updates. I can't remember where but the option Is there.
I always leave mine on standby for auto system updates too.
I recommend it stay on standby, but once in a while I turn mine off and back on to reboot and clear out stored system caches. I do it on my PC, and would think this should be the same on any gaming console.
I turn mine off cause my electric bill is already astronomically high.
Oh please...the PS4 uses less than 9W in standby mode. That's pennies.
You know what they say about pennies though dont you?
Havent seen that flag in a while :P
Standby is good thing to do rather turning it off
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I just shut my breakers off.
Out of habit from PS3 days I always turn my PS4 off. Would be kind of hard to break the cycle now, but I guess there are benefits to leaving it on standby from what I read on PS4.sx.
I turn my off since I live in a town where power outages concur very often and I hate for it to damage my PS4, plus it's plugged into a power surge protector, but it still can't protect it against power outages. It's a shame really.
Always leave it on standby so it downloads patches while I'm not at home or games when I buy them via the web store. Also so I can use remote play.
If my controller needs a charge, I leave it on standby. Otherwise I shut it off.
I wosh the ps4 would be like the xbox in this one respect. Where it goes to standby to charge controllers and then shuts down once fully charged. My ps4 also has a big white light whilst in standby. Can this not be turned off?? I don't use it for those two reasons. If Sony ever patch it I'll use it all the time.
The ps4 light is orange in standby not white.