How to manage PlayStation®5 storage space

How to manage PlayStation®5 storage space

Learn how to make space on your PS5™ console storage, store PlayStation®4 games on PS5 extended storage and move game saved data using Playstation®Plus cloud storage.

To check how much free storage space you have in PS5 console storage: 

  • Go to Settings > Storage.

To free up your storage space, delete existing data or move data to a different storage device. 

 

Type of data

PS5 console storage

Extended storage

USB drive

PS5 games

x

x

PS4 games

x

PS5 saved data

x

x

PS4 saved data

Screenshots and video clips

How do I make space on my PS5 console for a new game?

There are multiple ways to free up memory when installing a new game.

If you don't want to delete the existing games in console storage, you can move PS4 games from your PS5 console storage to PS5 extended storage.

Don't worry, you won't lose access to any deleted games — you can redownload your purchases from your game library whenever you like.

  1. Go to Settings > Storage > Games and Apps.

  2. Select Items You Can Delete. You can filter by usage date, size and name.

  3. Select Delete to remove the entire game from system storage or, for certain games, you can delete parts of the game or game add-ons.

You can also manage linked PS5 console storage on your device when starting a remote download on the PlayStation App.

How do I manage saved data on a PS5 console?

When you're a Playstation®Plus member, you can upload your PS5 saved data to cloud storage.

  1. Go to Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings.
  2. Select Saved Data (PS5) or Saved Data (PS4).
  3. Select Console Storage > Delete.
  4. Tick the box next to the files you want to delete and select Delete.
  1. Go to Settings Saved Data and Game/App Settings. > Saved Data (PS4).
  2. Select Console Storage > Copy to USB Drive.
  3. Select a game to reveal the related save files. Tick the box next to the files you want to copy and then select Copy.
  1. Go to Settings Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Saved Data (PS4).
  2. Select USB Drive > Copy to Console Storage.
  3. Select a game to reveal the related save files. Tick the box next to the files you want to copy and select Copy.