How to factory reset PS4/PS5

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How to factory reset PS4

Factory reset PS4/PS5 can come in handy if your game console is running slower than usual or if you plan to sell or give it to someone else. This process will erase all the data on your console and bring it back to its original settings. The following instructions will guide you on how to reset your PlayStation console:

How to factory reset PS4 or PS5

Back up your PS4/PS5 data

Before you start resetting your PS4 or PS5, make sure to back up all your data. You can transfer your saved games and important files to an external hard drive or cloud storage. This step will prevent any data loss during the reset process.

Deactivate your PSN account

Go to Settings, then navigate to Account Management and select Activate as Primary PS4 or PS5. From there, choose Deactivate. This will unlink your PlayStation Network account from the console, allowing you to sign in on another console later.

Initiate the reset process

To begin the reset process, access the Settings menu and select Initialization. Then choose the PS4 or PS5 Initialization, followed by Full. This will erase all the data on your console, including saved games and settings. The process may take some time, so please be patient and avoid interrupting it.

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Reinstall the system software

Once the reset process is complete, you need to reinstall the system software. Visit the PlayStation website and download the console software onto a USB drive. Connect the USB drive to your console and follow the instructions to reinstall the system software.

Sign in to your PSN account

After reinstalling the system software, sign in to your PSN account. Keep in mind that all your saved game data and settings have been deleted, so you will need to redownload your progress from the cloud or external backup.

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Resetting your PS4 or PS5 to factory settings can be a helpful solution when you encounter issues with your console or when transferring it to another user. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily restore your PS4 or PS5 to its original factory settings.