Start one of your favorite PS4 games on the PS5 and don’t panic if you see the ‘New Game’ option. There are two ways to download your PS4 storage to PS5 and revive that beautiful ‘Continue’ option. Although many of your PS4 savings on the PS5 will be brought in automatically, some manual punching will be required. Annoyingly, this process is very different from downloading your storage on the PS4, instead it is basically managed via a settings menu rather than a game.
So here are two ways to download your PS4 storage on PS5, and select the location you left.
1. Through the cloud
If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber and have been playing on PS4 since then, all of your PS4 savings should be securely located in the cloud.
To find them, go to:
Settings> Stored Data and Game / Application Settings> Stored Data (PS4)> Cloud Storage> Download to Console Storage
From here, you will be presented with a list of all PS4 storage that you currently have stored in the cloud. You can go and tick everything you want to change or move everything selected to the right. They are a case of downloading them all to your PS5.
2. Via USB
The second way to download your PS4 to PS5 is via USB. If you are not a PlayStation Plus subscriber you can use this method, it is very easy and you need to access your PS4.
On your PS4, go to:
Settings> Application Stored Data Management> Copy Data to System Storage> Copy to USB Storage Device
Here is the full list of every PS4 game you have stored on your PS4. If you press the Options button, you can select multiple applications and go to each PS4 storage, you will want to access on the PS5 – or select all. Press copy and then move them all to your USB drive.
When done, insert the USB drive into your PS5, then go to:
Settings> Stored Data and Game / Application Settings> Stored Data (PS4)> USB Drive> Copy to Console Storage
Select and press All, then Copy to move your PS4 storage to your PS5. After that you are ready to play! Enjoy.
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