PlayStation 5 came with powerful hardware and features that include transferring games and data from PS4 to PS5. Among several exciting features launched by Sony, fans are more concerned about transferring about their previously downloaded. It is because downloading a certain game takes a lot of time and internet data, and downloading the same game twice could be frustrating. So Sony has made this easier for fans, and they can transfer their downloaded PS4 games to PS5 with a couple of steps and save their data. So if anyone is looking for the solution, they can read the following ways:
The data transfer method is pretty straightforward. Before coming to any point, make sure to check the System Software Update that comes under the Settings section. Check if the PS4 is running on the latest update. Also, ensure that both devices are running over the same account.
Now connect both of the systems to the same network. For this, users can use Wi-Fi or LAN connection for speed. Sony suggests their users use an ethernet cable if they are transferring over Wi-Fi for better speed.
Once connected, move to Settings>System>System Software>Data Transfer.
Press Continue multiple times, and eventually, PlayStation 5 will ask to hit the power button on PS4 for a second. In a few minutes, a list of games and apps will appear on the screen to transfer.
Choose one or multiple games and apps data and press Next. Now follow the further prompts, choose the games to move in PS5, and start the copying process. During the process, users can play their preferred installed game.
Try With External Storage Drive
The second great way to transfer games is by using an external hard drive. Simply plug your external drive to PS4 and move to Settings>Devices>USB>Storage Devices.
Now select the drive and press Format as Extended Storage. Press Next, Format, and then Confirm.
To begin the transferring game process, come back to the settings section and choose Storage, and once the calculation is done, choose System Storage.
Now choose the games to copy in the drive and choose Move to Extended Storage.
Connect the drive in PS5. Head to Settings>Storage>External Storage> Games and Apps. Games that recently moved in will appear on the screen.
Now users can either move their PS4 games on PS5 or can play through the extended storage drive.
Download from PlayStation Store
Well, this is the most basic way to download and install a game. If any user has already bought a game from the PlayStation store, they can download it again into the new system. However, it will work only with those games that are compatible with the new system and have already bought before. In this process, the PlayStation Plus free can also be added to the PS5 library, but that account must be active.
If users have a fast internet connection, then downloading will be easier to try it out. And if a user has an external hard disk drive attached, they can download and install the game in it directly if the settings are unchanged.
Indeed, the users can copy the data to PS5 through the data transfer process, but it is impossible with external drive storage. But users can try some different options here as well.
On PS4, move to Settings>Application Saved Data Management.
Now users can upload their game to online storage if they have a PS Plus account. Users can upload games individually or can choose multiple game titles by pressing the Options button.
Once the game is successfully uploaded to the cloud, look for the Saved Data and Game/App Settings tab on PlayStation 5. Now choose the game titles to either transfer or copy.
Transferring PlayStation 4 games on PlayStation 5 is pretty easy in several methods. Players who have brought PlayStation 5 recently but want to play some uncleared PlayStation 4 should try out the data transfer method. It is the easiest method to share games and data.