Back up and restore PS5 console data 

How to back up and restore PS5 console data

Backing up your data regularly is a great way to ensure that important data is saved. You can back up data saved on your PlayStation®5 console storage to a USB storage drive.

Important information 

Don't turn off your PS5™ console while backing up or restoring data. Doing this may cause data loss or corruption, or damage to your PS5 console or USB drive. 

  • When restoring data, your PS5 console will erase all data saved on your console. This can't be undone, even if you cancel the restore operation. Make sure you don't erase any important data by mistake. Erased data cannot be restored
  • Users who have never signed in to PSN can restore saved data only to the original PS5 console that was backed up. To restore saved data to another console, you must sign in on that console. 
  • Games and apps saved in M.2 SSD storage aren't included in backup data. You can continue using your M.2 SSD storage drive as usual on the PS5 console that you're restoring. 
  • Trophies aren't included in the backup data. To update your game status before backing up your data, go to Trophies, press the Options button, and select Sync with PlayStation™Network.

PS5 data you can back up

You can back up the following data:

  • Games and apps
  • Saved data
  • Screenshots and video clips
  • Settings

All user data saved on your PS5 console (excluding trophies) is included in the backup data. When you restore your backup data, your PS5 console will be reset, and all data saved on your console will be erased.

If you want to store your data and then return it without restoring your console, store the data in a different space:

How to back up PS5 console data to a USB drive 

  1. Connect your USB drive to your PS5 console. 
  2. Go to the home screen and select Settings > System
  3. Select System Software > Back Up and Restore > Back Up Your PS5.
    When there are multiple USB drives connected, select your USB drive.
  4. Select the type of data you want to back up, and then select Next.
    The file name and file size appear. Enter a description of the backup data if necessary. 
  5. Select Back Up.
    Your console restarts and back up begins. 
  6. When you see a screen displaying Backup complete, your PS5 console will restart.
    Select OK.
    Your console restarts again.

How to restore PS5 console data from a USB drive 

When you restore a PS5 from a backup, the current system software version must be the same version or newer than the version on the PS5 console when the backup was made. 

  1. Connect your USB drive to your PS5 console. 
  2. Select Settings > System
  3. Select System Software > Back Up and Restore > Restore PS5.
    When there are multiple USB drives connected, select your USB drive. 
  4. Select the data you want to restore. 
  5. Select Restore > Yes.
    Your console restarts and restore begins. When restore is complete, your console restarts again and you return to the home screen.

When you restore your PS5 console, Console Sharing and Offline Play will be turned off. Configure the setting again to avoid losing access to your subscriptions and content.

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