How to move data from PS4 to PS5

How to move data from PS4 to PS5

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  • How to transfer all data to your PS5

  • If you’ve been lucky enough to snatch up a PS5, you might be wondering how you can transfer your game data onto your new console, so you can pick up where you left off in God of War.

For all of the transfer methods here, you will need to make sure that both your PS4 and PS5 are turned on and connected to the same network. You can use the same monitor or two different ones if that works best for you.

When setting up your PS5, a prompt will also show up asking for a full Data Transfer. If you declined it earlier, you can access it by going into your Settings, then System, System Software and then Data Transfer.

Before you start, make sure your PS4 is updated with the latest software possible. A prompt appeared for me when I was setting up my PS5.

During the data transfer, you need to have both consoles turned on and connected to the same network, if you are only using WiFi it’s recommended that you use a LAN cable to connect the consoles for faster transfer speeds.

You will be prompted to press the PS4 power button, once done the PS4 should restart, make sure not to unplug the power cable or LAN cable during this process.

Once the PS4 has restarted, you will be prompted to select any games that have been saved on your PS4; choose which ones you want to transfer over to the PS5, the transfer time will depend on your internet connection and the file size of the game.

Once you have selected your games, you will be sent to the Ready to Transfer screen. Your PS4 may turn off or restart during this process, this is normal, just make sure not to unplug or disturb the consoles during the transfer. Once the process has finished, your PS5 will restart. When back on, you should find all your game files on your new console, though keep in mind it may still need to unpack or install game files before you can start playing.

If you pay for PlayStation Plus, you can make the most of it by uploading your data to the cloud. You can auto-upload your PS4 data to online storage, just follow the instructions below.  

Go into Settings Click Power Savings Settings

Set Features Available in Rest Mode Make sure you tick the box next to Stay Connected to the Internet

Then go back into Settings and click Application Data Management Tap Auto-Uploads

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