How To Uninstall And Reinsatll Games On PS4, PS5?

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In this article, we are going to share how you can properly uninstall and reinstall the game on Playstation 4 and Playstation 5.

So why do you need to Uninstall the game if you need to Reinstall it again?

We mainly uninstall the old unused game so we can make free space for new games but here we are not talking about this, instead, we are talking about reinstalling the game after uninstalling it.

If the game is not working properly and you are done with all the suggested troubleshoots, then in those cases, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the game on your Playstation console to fix corrupt, missing, or bugged game files.

With time the game files may get corrupted, missing, or bugged, and to deal with those problems many times users are required to reinstall the game, and this is what we are going to explain in this article.

Note: If you are worried about your game saved data then you don’t need to be because uninstalling the game doesn’t interfere with the saved game data as they are kept safe in a separate location.


How To Uninstall And Reinstall Games On PS4, PS5?


For PS5

  • From your Home Screen open the Game Library.
  • Then make sure you are on the Installed tab.
  • Then Look for the game that you want to delete, and select it.
  • Then press the Options button from the controller.
  • Then choose Delete.
  • Then Shut down your PS5 console and Restart it after a few seconds.
  • Then visit the Game Library again.
  • Then choose Your Collection tab.
  • Then Look for the game that you just deleted, and Select it.
  • Then press the Options button from the controller.
  • Then choose Download.
  • Now Wait till the game downloads to your PS5 console.
  • In case you want to see the real-time progress of download then you can refer to the Downloads/Uploads section.

For PS4

  • Go to the Games Menu.
  • Then go to the game that you want to delete and select it.
  • Then Press the Options button from your controller.
  • Then choose Delete.
  • Then Confirm that you want to delete the game.
  • Now Wait till the uninstallation process finishes.
  • Then Shut down and Restart your PS4 console.
  • Then go to the Library.
  • Then go to the Purchased.
  • Then look for your Game and Select it.
  • Then press the Option button.
  • Then choose Download.

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