How to Restore Factory Settings to a PlayStation 3

By Stephen Lilley

Every PlayStation 3 video game console has the same set of factory settings. These are the settings that are specified at the factory level before the console is even shipped off to the store. If you want to return your console to these original factory settings, you can do so using a command located on your PlayStation 3's crossbar menu system.

Turn on your PlayStation 3.

Open the PlayStation 3 "Settings" menu and then select "System Settings."

Choose "Restore Default Settings" from the System Settings menu. This will reset your PlayStation 3 back to its original factory configuration.

About the Author

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.