How to manage PS4 storage space

How to manage PS4 storage space

Learn how to manage your PlayStation®4 storage space and game save data using PS Plus online storage, PS4 system storage and USB storage.

To manage your PS4 Save Data, go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management.

If you would like to access an application's PlayStation Plus online storage save data from the content launcher or Library, highlight the application, press the OPTIONS button and select Upload/Download.

How do I make space on my PS4 to install a new game?

There are multiple ways to free up memory when installing a new game. If you would like to install the game to the PS4 system storage, you may need to delete some applications. Don't worry, you won't lose access to any deleted games — you can redownload the application from your Library whenever you like.  

  1. Highlight the application you want to delete in the content launcher or Library.
  2. Press the OPTIONS button > Delete.

If you don't want to delete the existing games in PS4 system storage, you can download the new game using an external HDD, or upgrade the existing PS4 HDD. Please select the appropriate guide below for further instructions.

How do I delete saved data from my PS4?

  1. Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management.
  2. Choose either System Storage, Online Storage or USB Storage > Delete.
  3. Select a game and place ticks next to the files you wish to delete or Select All.
  4. Select Delete and then select OK to confirm your decision.

How do I copy my PS4 saved data to a USB storage device?

You can copy saved data to a USB storage device that is connected to the PS4 system. Saved data that you copy can be used as a backup. You can also copy saved data from the USB storage device to another PS4 and continue playing your games. Please note, you must be signed in to PlayStation Network to use this feature. 

  1. Connect a USB storage device to the PS4 system.
  2. Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Copy to USB Storage Device.
  3. Select a game.
  4. Place ticks next to the data you wish to copy, or Select All, and select Copy.

"Do you want to overwrite this saved data" will display if the file you're copying already exists on the USB storage device. 

The date and time shown for each version will help you determine which is the most recent save. Select Yes to replace the version in USB storage. Select No to cancel the copy.

  1. Go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data on USB Storage Device and select Copy to System Storage.
  2. Select a game or application.
  3. Place a tick next to each save file that you wish to download, or choose Select All, and select Download.

"Do you want to overwrite this saved data" will display if the file already exists in system storage.

The date and time shown for each version will help you determine which is the most recent save. Select Yes to replace the version in system storage or No to cancel the download.

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