PlayStation General
05 Dec 2017

Power Save Rest Mode?

5 replies

I don't understand why this hasn't been addressed yet on the console, but is there a reason why the description for the power saving option to put the PS4 into rest mode isnt written the way it's meant as? I left my console on this morning and set the option to "turn off" after 5 hours, giving me enough time for the Destiny 2 update to queue before it turns to rest mode after 5 hours. I get back home, and see that the light on the console is orange, meaning it was in rest mode, so the download should have been done. Turned it on, only to see that it hadn't even started.

My problem? Or another one of Sony's faulty functions?

  • Try calling Sony support. It's what they're there for.
  • Dead-Sync (Support MVP)

    Hi Chaoagami,


    First of all, make sure that:

    • Under (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Features Available in Rest Mode]: Stay Connected to Internet is checked
    • Under (Settings) > [System] > [Automatic Downloads]: Application Update Files is checked
    • You are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, I believe this specific function is PS+ only (that said if you have Destiny 2 I'm assuming you have it)


    Also, I will mention that in this specific instance of trying to download update files...I too have had some hit or miss moments. That said, I generally put the PS4 into rest mode in advance. I am not 100% sure on the behavior of the system, but when your PS4 system is turned on, it checks for any update files that the system can download. (In addition to when you start a game, or manually search for a game update). The thing is though, I do not know if continues to check over and over again while on (it may or may not I genuinely don't know).


    Another note, is if you haven't played Destiny 2 in a long while (several weeks), it might not be looking for the update. That's the only stuff I can think of. Like I said, it is sometimes hit or miss, unfortunately.


  • As far as I was aware the console does automatic updates while in rest mode.

    What was the purpose of leaving it on?


  • I alwas have my PS4 in Rest Mode so that my game files will update automatically. Knock on wood: I don't have any issues while in Rest Mode.
  • Why leave it on ? Put it on rest mode and downloads will continue. If a download does not start or pauses its a network issue.