How to rebuild the database on your PS5 (step-by-step guide)

Learn how to rebuild the database on your PlayStation 5 with this step-by-step article or video. Rebuilding the database can improve performance and fix problems.

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How to rebuild the database on your PS5 (step-by-step guide)

Rebuilding the database scans your PS5 drive and creates a new database of all content on the system. Rebuilding the database can improve performance and fix problems. This process is 100% safe and will not delete your games, game data, apps, or other data.

Rebuild the database 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 Rebuild Database option.

PS5 Rebuild database

7. Click the OK button.

Your PS5 will now rebuild the database.