Need more storage space on your PlayStation 5 console? This is how you can get extra space by syncing your PS5 data to the cloud.
The storage space of your PlayStation 5 is a precious commodity. The base model comes with a very limited amount of storage out of the box. That’s why it’s crucial to get the most out of your storage to take your gaming experience from good to great.
The PlayStation 5 has an entire cloud available for you to store and retrieve data when you need it. So why not make use of it? If you’re looking for more ways to increase your PS5 storage space, using the cloud is a great place to start.
How to automatically sync your PS5 data to the cloud
One of the first things you should do with your PS5 is to set up automatic cloud updates. Making sure your console syncs your data to the cloud every time you close a game or put your console to sleep takes all the hard work out of managing your data in the cloud.
Sometimes life is busy and it’s easy to forget the most important things, let alone remember to frequently update your PS5 save data in the cloud. Fortunately, setting up your PS5 to back up to the cloud is incredibly easy and can save you a lot of headaches down the road.
The first thing you need to do to allow your PlayStation 5 to automatically update to the cloud is to allow it to use the internet while in rest mode. This is how you can configure it:
- Open your PS5 Settings.
- Go to System.
- navigate to Energy saving.
- Press Functions available in rest mode.
- Enable Stay connected to the Internet.
Once you’ve enabled that setting, you can set up your automatic cloud syncs.
- navigate back to Settings.
- Scroll down to Game/Application and Saved Data Settings.
- Select Saved Data (PS4) either Saved Data (PS5)depending on the type of games you play.
- For PS5 games, select Synchronize saved data.
- then enable Automatic synchronization of saved data.
- If you selected PS4, enable automatic charging.
Your PS5 will now do all the hard work for you, so you can focus on your game. Backing up your data to the cloud is one way to get it off your console, but you can also back up your PlayStation 5 data to a physical drive if you prefer a more tangible storage solution.
How to upload data to the cloud on your PS5
You can also skip automatic cloud backups and manage your cloud data manually. It takes a bit longer, but it gives you more control over what and when your data is uploaded to the cloud.
- Go to your console Settings.
- Select Game/Application and Saved Data Settings.
- Select Saved Data (PS5) either Saved Data (PS4)depending on your preferences.
- Select console storage.
- Make sure you are in the Upload to cloud storage and scroll until you find the game you’re looking for.
- Press Upload.
Your data will then be uploaded to the cloud.
How to download data from the cloud to your PS5
To recover cloud save data, follow the same instructions listed above until you have chosen Saved Data (PS5) either Saved Data (PS4). Then instead of selecting console storageSelect Cloud storage. From the Download to console storage select your title and confirm your choice by pressing Discharge.
Your cloud data will be downloaded from the cloud and you can start playing your old save file. This feature is useful if you have reinstalled a game and do not want to start it again.
How to delete cloud data from your PS5
If you feel like your cloud storage is getting a bit crowded and you want to delete something permanently, you can do so by following the instructions below.
- open your console Settings.
- Go to Game/Application and Saved Data Settings.
- Select Saved Data (PS5) either Saved Data (PS4).
- Select Cloud storage.
- scroll to Erase and search through your games until you reach the one you are looking for.
- Confirm your choices by pressing Erase.
Be careful when following these steps. Make sure you choose the right game because you don’t want to accidentally delete data that you really want to keep.
Get the most out of your PS5 storage by storing data in the cloud
Using the cloud is a convenient feature that allows you to store your saved games without taking up valuable space on your PS5. That way, you can make sure your game progress is backed up online, making sure you don’t lose anything, even if you delete a game from your console.