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Guide: How To Back Up And Restore PS5 – How To Secure Your PlayStation 5 Console Against Data Loss

How To Backup And Restore PS5

How To Back Up And Restore PS5 – How To Secure Your PlayStation 5 Console Against Data Loss. Since its release in November 2020, Sony’s PlayStation 5 console has had its fair share of errors and issues. In some cases these problems have required a PS5 factory reset to original settings. This will result in you losing all of your PS5 data. Here’s how to back up and restore all the data on your PS5 console.

How To Back Up And Restore PS5 Data


Before you do anything, you will need to back up your PS5 data to external USB storage.

How To Back Up PS5 Data To External USB Storage

  1. Make sure that the USB external storage you are using for the backup is big enough to back up all of the PS5 data you need. A USB stick will be good for saves files and media, but little else.
  2. Ensure that the external USB storage is connected to the USB ports on the rear of the console.
  3. Go into ‘Settings > System Software > Back Up and Restore > Back Up Your PS5.
  4. Ensure that all users have synced their data with the PlayStation Network. You can do this by going into ‘Settings > Saved Data and Game/App SettingsGame StatusSync With PlayStation Network‘.
  5. Choose which of the data types you wish to backup from ‘Games and Apps, Saved Data, Screenshots and Video, Settings‘.
  6. Click ‘Next’.
  7. PS5 back up will begin.

How To Restore PS5 Data From External USB Storage

  1. Ensure that the external USB storage is connected to the USB ports on the rear of the console.
  2. Go into ‘Settings > System Software > Back Up and Restore > Restore Your PS5.
  3. Choose the data you wish to restore to your PS5 from the attached USB storage.
  4. Click ‘Next’
  5. PS5 data restore will begin.

Don’t forget, that if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber you can backup your PS4 and PS5 saves to the cloud too.

We hope you’ve found this guide useful! For more PlayStation 5 how to’s, solutions and everything you need to know, check out our total PlayStation 5 resource.