PS5: How to switch games, data and saves from PS4

Did you manage to buy a PS5 and now you want to know how to transfer all your data, games and saves from PS4? Here is our guide.

We know that it’s not easy, but if you managed to buy a PS5 you prefer to your shiny new PlayStation 5. transfer all the data, saves and games, despite the severe supply crisis, you definitely feel ready to move on to the new generation of consoles. One of the fundamental steps, if you have owned a PS4, is to

The procedures for doing this are different and all, fortunately, extremely simple and we will now illustrate them in our guide.

PS5: How to switch games, data and saves from PS4

The guide to switching games, data and saves from PS4 to PS5

Transfer data via cable or Wi-Fi

Let’s start from the first method, the simplest one which is requested directly during the initial configuration of your PS5. In fact, after entering the first data, the console offers you the possibility of transfer everything you prefer from the old PS4. Just follow the following steps:

  1. Turn on both the PS4 and the PS5 and make sure they are connected to the same WiFi network or connect them to each other with a LAN cable;
  2. From the PS5 go to “Settings“, then “System“, “System software“, “Data transfer ” and “Continue“;
  3. Select the PS4 console you want to transfer data from;
  4. While the PlayStation 5 prepares the data transfer, press and hold the PS4’s power button until you hear a “beep”;
  5. From PS5 select the data you want to transfer and click on “Start transfer“;
  6. Once the procedure is complete, the console will automatically restart including the data, games and saves you chose to transfer.

Transferring saves with PlayStation Plus

If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber you can take advantage of the service that automatically uploads your saves to the cloud . Generally the system does everything by itself, if not make sure that automatic synchronization is activated:

  1. Open the menu “Settings“, then “System“, “Energy Saving“, “Functions Available in Sleep Mode” and select “Stay connected to the internet“;
  2. Open the menu “Settings“, then “Game/app and saved data settings< /span>“;Saved Data ( PS4)” or “Saved Data (PS5)” and select “
  3. For PS5 games, select “Sync Saved Data” and “Automatic Sync Saved Data”;
  4. For PS4 games, select “Autoload“ instead.

When you want to sync your PS4 game save data you need to manually download the saves to the cloud. Select the title you want to start, press the “Options” button and then the “Check synchronization status” item of the saved data“.

Transfer PS4 games to PS5 with an external hard drive

Finally, if you had PS4 games saved on an external hard drive you can easily connect it to the USB port of your PS5 so you can access to compatible titles. The system will automatically recognize the additional memory, allowing you to immediately open the titles you have installed.

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