If you just got a brand new PS5 and you want to know how to transfer your PS4 games, data, save states, dlcs, add-ons, and so on, iTechviral is going to show you the easiest and fastest ways to do so. All these being moved will help you continue your game’s progress so you do not have to start all over again on the new console for cool games like No Man’s Sky, FIFA 21, and other fun games.
When it comes to transferring files from your PS4 to PS5, there are some important requirements that must be meant first. For example, you need to make sure your PS4 is plugged in, there is a stand-by power source like a UPS, you are on the latest version of your Sony console, and it is currently not downloading any files, apps or games in the background.
So before we begin with the guide, make sure you cross-check the trophy section of your games, this to be done under the account you will be using on your PS5. Sync it so when you get your files transferred from your PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, all your trophies will not be lost. Note: PS4 Game Data is not the same as PS4 Trophy data, so make sure you backup both, take note.
Methods to transfer Games & Saved Data from PS4 to PS5
Now we are prepared and ready to transfer everything from our PS4 to PS5. So below are the full guide you need to follow.
Data Transfer using Wi-Fi/Lan
#1. First, make sure you turn on both your PS4 and PS5.
#2. Make sure you connect both of them to the same Wi-Fi Network.
#3. Connect a Lan Cable or Ethernet cable from the back of your PS4 to PS5
(To increase the transfer speed)
#4. Now on your PS5 Main Menu Settings, head to the Cog Wheel and Settings.
#5. Next, go to system and locate data transfer. Follow the guide on the screen.
#6. You will get to Prepare for Data transfer screen, you will be asked to hold the power button.
#7. After you hear the beep, release the button. This section is very important.
#8. On the next menu, you will see and option asking you to choose the saved data to transfer.
#9. We recommend you just select all so you can get all the data you need, but you can still specify.
#10. After that, you will then be asked what games you totally want to transfer from PS4 to PS5.
(Games you play can be selected to save storage space).
#11. Click Next, you will see the estimated time for it to complete, so tap transfer.
#12. So now the process will begin, it could be longer than the estimated time or shorter
(This depends on the cable, save states, and games data).
#13. So when it is done, your PS5 will automatically restart, but it’s not complete, let it complete.
(After the restart, you won’t see all games because the downloads is still on-going).
Using External Drive
This is the fastest and easiest way to transfer data from your PS4 to your PS5, that is through External Drive.
#1. Take your external drive and input it on your PS4.
#2. Next, head to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage.
#3. Here you will see all your games, i.e. the Application Menu, so copy then to the hard-drive.
#4. So you can remove the external drive and put it on your PS5 and transfer all the data. That simple!
#5. Or you can just play games on your PS5 by putting the PS4 external drive on your PS5.
Tip: If you bought the disk version of the PS5 you can just plug the disk in your PS5 and this will re-download the game, though this method won’t restore the save state.
Transfer data via PlayStation Store/Plus
With this method, all you need to do is download data from your PlayStation store by redownloading a game provided on your PlayStation 4 you already cloud sync everything to the game library.
On the PS Plus, you can simply head to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved data in System storage.
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