How to clear the cache on your PS5 (step-by-step guide)

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How to clear the cache on your PS5 (step-by-step guide)

Clearing the cache can improve performance and fix system feature issues. This process will not delete your games, game data, apps, or other data. Clearing the cache is 100% safe.

Clear the cache on your PS5

1. Turn off your PlayStation 5 completely.

2. Press the power button on your PS5 and hold it for about 6 to 8 seconds until you hear a second beep.

PS5 console power button

3. Connect your controller using the USB cable.

PS5 Safe Mode

4. Press the PS button on your controller.

PS5 controller PS button

5. Choose the Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option.

PS5 Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option

6. Choose the Clear System Software Cache option.

Clear system software cache on the PS5

7. Click the OK button.

Your PS5 will now clear the system software cache.