How to Fix PS4 PlayStation 4 Error Code WS-37397-9

Error WS-37397-9 is a type of connection error on PS4, where the PlayStation Network ceases to work on the console. In most cases, this error occurs when the PSN is offline or your IP address has been blocked for violating the PlayStation Network’s terms and conditions. Common characteristics of this error include your inability to:

  1. Connect to the PlayStation Store.
  2. Manage your account information including wallet charges and voucher entry.
  3. Browse your download list.
  4. Activate or deactivate your system.
  5. Browse your trophies.
  6. Use Remote Play via the Internet.

The recommended ways to solve error WS-37397-9 on PS4 are to check the status of PSN and wait for it to get back online if it’s down or request a new IP address. This guide provides a couple of fixes for this issue. While some of the methods may work for some users, others won’t.

Method 1: Checking the Status of The PlayStation Network

You first need to make sure the issue is from PSN and not you.

  1. Using a browser, visit
  2. Select your country or region to check the network status of your area.

You will see all the services provided by PSN along with their status – whether they are online or not. If the services are running and you still receive this error, it likely means you’ve been banned. Apply the steps outlined in the other methods of this guide to solve your problem.

Method 2: Rebuilding the Database

  1. Turn off the PlayStation 4 by pressing the power button and releasing it after you hear two beeps, indicating it is completely off.
  2. Boot into Safe Mode by holding down the power button for an additional 7 seconds.
  3. Connect the DualShock 4 controller via USB and press the PS button on the controller.
  4. Scroll down the list of options, select ‘Rebuild Database‘, and press the ‘X‘ button. Once the process is complete, the PS4 will restart.
  5. Go to Settings > Network > Test Internet Connection to run the Internet connection test.

Method 3: Using Google DNS

  1. Go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Select WiFi or LAN depending on how your PS4 is connected to your router.
  3. Select Custom and use the following parameters:
    IP Address Settings:  Automatic DHCP
    Host Name: Do Not Specify
    DNS Settings: Manual
    Primary DNS:
    Secondary DNS:
    MTU Settings: Automatic
    Proxy Server: Do Not Use

Method 4: Changing your IP Address

This is the ultimate way to solve Error WS-37397-9. Changing your IP address to a new one will give you a new connection and grant you access to PSN. Use the tips below.

  1. Change your router or modem.
  2. Contact your ISP to change your IP address.
  3. If your ISP offers dynamic IPs, wait for a few days and then try to reconnect.

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