The Suspend/Resume feature for the PlayStation 4 is officially out in the wild now that version 2.50 of the console’s firmware has been made available. I’ve been waiting since, really, launch for this one, so it’s great to finally be able to set my system to rest and pick up my game right where I left off after a few hours of doing other stuff.
Hooray for convenience!
Now, there’s been on thing that’s a little weird with this update. The Suspend/Resume feature hasn’t necessarily been automatically flipped on for all users. Some folks report that it was already on and waiting for them once the update finished, others indicate that they had to turn it on manually. I, personally, found it on by default.
With that in mind, here’s how you’ll need to tweak your settings in order to reap the benefits of the new Suspend/Resume feature.
- Make sure the 2.50 update is installed. It should happen automatically next time you boot your system and connect it, though you may need to do it manually if your settings dictate as such.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Scroll down to Power Save Settings.
- Select “Set Functions Available in Rest Mode”
- Make sure “Keep Application Suspended” is checked.
Now that you have it running (hopefully), what do you think? Worth the wait?