How To Rebuild The Database On A PS4 And PS5?

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In this article, we are going to share the steps to Rebuild The Database for a PS4 and PS5 console.

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What Is “Rebuild The Database” On PS4 And PS5?


Rebuilding The Database is a process in the Playstation console where it reorganizes the hard drive which can eventually fix general issues and improve the console’s overall performance.

If you are experiencing issues like game freezing, FPS drops, system failures, uninstalled game icons not disappearing from the home screen, etc on your Playstation console then Rebuilding The Database for your console can be helpful in those situations.

Even it is advisable to perform this process monthly or quarterly if you want to keep your PlayStation performance smooth.

Actually, with time your console database can be disorganized and fragmented which can cause several issues and that’s why PlayStation has this option to help users in those situations.

If you are worrying about your user data, your installed game or apps then don’t worry as it doesn’t delete them.’

Please keep in mind that the process may take several hours and minutes to finish depending on your storage drive size, the number of total items stored on the disk, and whether the console has an SSD or hard drive installed.

While you are performing this process make sure not to shut down your console as it may cause problems.


How To Rebuild The Database On A PS4 And PS5?


The steps to rebuilding the database for the PS4 and PS5 are very similar but still, we will share them separately to avoid any confusion.

Steps To Rebuild Database On PS4

  • Shut down your PS4, but don’t disconnect your console from the power source.
  • Then Tap and hold your console’s power button for around seven seconds until you hear two beeps.
  • Once you hear the second beep, leave the power button. Doing this will boot your console into Safe Mode.
  • Then connect your console to your DualShock 4 controller using a micro-USB cable.
  • Then tap the PS button from your controller.
  • Then scroll down to the Rebuild Database option by using the D-pad, and select it.
  • Now wait till your console finishes this process.
  • Once the process is complete your console will automatically reboot to normal.

Steps To Rebuild Database On PS5

  • Shut down your PS5 console, but don’t disconnect it from the power source.
  • Then tap and hold your console’s power button for around seven seconds until you hear two beeps.
  • Once you hear the second beep, leave the power button. Doing this will boot your console into Safe Mode.
  • Then connect your console to your DualSense controller by using a micro-USB cable.
  • Then tap the PS button from your controller.
  • Then scroll down to the Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option by using the D-pad, and select it.
  • Then select Rebuild Database.
  • Then tap OK.
  • Now wait till your console finishes this process.
  • Once the process is complete your console will automatically reboot to normal.

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