Updated 20 September 2018

PlayStation Plus Online Storage

With online storage, you can save your progress on one system and then continue on another later on. You can save up to 10GB of game save data from PS4.

 
 

How do I activate PS4 Auto-Upload?

Auto-Upload automatically adds save data from your primary PS4 to online storage:

  1. Select your local user* and go to [Settings] > [Power Saving Settings] > [Set Features Available in Rest Mode] > tick the check box next to [Stay Connected to the Internet].
  2. Next, go to [Settings] > [Application Data Management] > [Auto-Upload] > tick the check box next to [Enable Automatic Uploads].

*Your saves won’t Auto-Upload from a PS4 which is temporarily activated on your account. Always remember to manually upload your saves when playing on a friend's system.

  • PS3 Auto-Upload

    PS3 online storage is limited to 1,000 individual saves, or 150 MB of space.

    1. Go to [Settings] > [System Settings] > [Automatic Update] > [On].
    2. Under (Game), select the game you want to automatically upload saves for and press (triangle button) > [Saved Data Auto-Upload] > [On].
  • PS Vita/TV Auto-Upload

    • From the PS Vita/TV home screen, go to [Settings] > [Start] > [PlayStation™Network].
    • Select [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically].
 
 

How do I manage my PS Plus online storage?

If Auto-Upload isn't switched on, or you want to upload a save from a temporarily activated PS4, you will need to start uploads manually:

  1. Select your local user and go to   [Settings] > [Application Data Management] > [Saved Data in System Storage] > [Upload to Online Storage].
  2. Select the title and then the file you would like to upload and select [Yes] to overwriting the cloud file.
  1. Select your local user and go to   [Settings] > [Application Data Management] > [Saved data in Online Storage] > [Download to System Storage] .
  2. Select the title and then the file you would like to download and select [Yes] to overwriting the system storage file.
  1. Select your local user and go to   [Settings] > [Application Data Management] > [Saved data in Online Storage] > [Delete].
  2. Select the title and then the file you would like to delete and select [Yes].
  • PS3: Manage online save data

    1. Go to   [PlayStation Network] and sign in to your existing account.
    2. Go to  [Game] > [Saved Data Utility (PS3)]. 
    3. Select the data you want to save and press  (Triangle button) > [Copy].
    4. Select  [Online Storage] as the save destination.
    1. On the XMB Menu go to  [Users] and either select your  [User], or if you are on someone else’s PS3, go to [Create New User], press  (X button) and follow the on-screen prompts.
    2. Go to   [PlayStation Network] and sign in to your existing account.
    3. Go to  [Game] > [Saved Data Utility (PS3)] >  [Online Storage].
    4. Select the title you want to download save data for and press  (Triangle button) > [Copy].
    1. Go to   [PlayStation Network] and sign in to your existing account.
    2. Go to  [Game] > [Saved Data Utility (PS3)] >  [Online Storage].
    3. Select the title you want to delete save data for and press  (Triangle button) > [Delete].
  • PS Vita/TV: Manage online save data

    1. Tap  (Content Manager) > [Copy Content] >  (Online Storage)
    2. Select [ PS Vita System → Online Storage].
    3. Select a check box for the save data you want to upload, and then select [Copy].
    1. Tap  (Content Manager) > [Copy Content] >  (Online Storage)
    2. Select [ Online Storage →  PS Vita System].
    3. Select a check box for the save data you want to download, and then select [Copy].
    1. Tap  (Content Manager) > [Copy Content] >  (Online Storage)
    2. Select [ Online Storage →  PS Vita System].
    3. Select a check box for the save data you want to delete, and then select [Delete].

When should I use online storage?

With online storage, you can save your progress on one system and then continue on another later on. You can save up to 10GB of game save data (150MB for PS3/Vita/TV).

  • Picking up play on a friend’s system

If you sign in to PSN on a friend’s PlayStation system, you can pick up from the last save on your online storage. Don’t forget to manually upload your saves as they won’t upload automatically from your friend’s PlayStation system.

  • Upgrade/replacement

If you get a new PlayStation system, just sign in to PlayStation Network and download your game save data.

  • Crossplay games

These games can be downloaded and played on more than one type of PlayStation system. For example, if a game is compatible with both PS4 and PS Vita, you can start playing at home, upload your save and continue later on your PS Vita.

  • PlayStation Now

If you subscribe to PlayStation Now and pick up a game that you previously played on PS4, you can start from the last point you saved to online storage.