How To Hard Reset or Restore A PS Vita

Posted by Sean Mactaggart on

PS Vita Reset

If you are having problems with your PS Vita, issues like the console is frozen, won’t switch on or unresponsive sometimes you can get it going again with a hard reset.

  1. Make sure your PS Vita is powered down. If it’s on, to turn it off, press and hold the power button for 2 seconds and then press power off when it appears on screen.
  2. Next start your PS Vita in safe mode by pressing and holding the R button, the PS button and the power button for 5 seconds to activate. This can be tricky and may take a few goes to get into safe mode.
  3. When your in Safe Mode, you’ll have see a few menu options. Scroll down them using the D-pad control until you reach “Restart the PS Vita System” if you only want to reboot, or
  4. Select “Restore the PS Vita System” if you want to perform a factory reset. If you’re looking to get rid of any personal info, game saves or photo’s etc you will also need to do this again and use the “Format Memory Card” menu option as well.


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