Transferring data between two PS4 systems

Learn how to transfer data from one PS4 system to another over a wired or wireless connection.

 
 

Important:

  • Transferring data from a PS4 system to another will delete any data from the PS4 system you are transferring the data to. The PS4 system you are transferring the data from will not be affected.
  • You will need to have  the latest system software installed on both PS4 systems. How to update the PS4 system software.

Types of data you can transfer

  • All existing Users and Settings in your system.
  • Games and Saved Data.
  • Screenshots and Video Clips stored in your system.

You cannot transfer:

  • Saved data of users who have never signed in to PlayStation Network.
  • Trophy information that is not synced with PlayStation Network.
  • Any password data - for example, your PSN, Netflix or Amazon passwords. You will need to re-enter these on your new PS4 system when you sign in.

Transferring data using wireless connection

You will need one Ethernet cable to transfer data over a wireless network.

  1. Connect the PS4 system you are trasferring the data from to your wireless network and sign in to PSN with your account. 
  2. Connect both PS4 systems together with an Ethernet cable (LAN).
  1. Plug the PS4 system you are transferring the data to into your TV, connect it to the same wireless network as the other PS4 system, and sign in to the PSN with the same account. 
  • If it is the first time you are using this system, you will be prompted with the [Transfer Data from Another PS4] option right after signing in with your PSN account.
  • If it's not the first time you are using the system go to  [Settings] > [System] > [Transfer Data from Another PS4] and follow the on-screen instructions.

Transferring data using a wired connection

  1. Connect the PS4 system you are transferring the data from to your router using a Ethernet (LAN) cable and sign in to PSN with your account.
  2. Plug the PS4 system you are transferring the data to into your TV, connect it to the same router as the other PS4 system via an Ethernet cable, and sign in to PSN with the same account.
  • If it is the first time you are using this system, you will be prompted with the [Transfer Data from Another PS4] option right after signing in with your PSN account.
  • If it's not the first time you are using the system go to  [Settings] > [System] > [Transfer Data from Another PS4] and follow the on-screen instructions.

Notice:

Do not turn off either PS4 system while transferring data. Doing this may damage your system.