The long-awaited launch of the latest PlayStation console brings with it a number of very valid uncertainties, such as whether PS4 games will be compatible with the new PS5 console and how stored information can be transferred from one console to another. The information contained in saved games and settings is very precious to have available on the new PlayStation 5.

In this article we will look at how all this can be achieved, the methods and procedures that need to be carried out before starting a data transfer so that it is complete and efficient throughout. And so that no information is lost or missing on the new console, we’ll go over everything that needs to be done on both consoles to make it happen correctly.

Procedures to follow before transferring data from PS4 to PS5

As we know, this is not a simple procedure, but not very complicated either, what you need to consider is that it consists of several parts with several procedures to execute, such as connecting the consoles to the same router, accessing the PSN account and updating the software.

We need to take all this into account and act according to plan so that this transfer procedure runs efficiently and even if you have previously downloaded free games to your PS4 you can transfer them to the new PS5 without any inconvenience.

Connecting both consoles to the same router

If we want to carry out the console-to-console procedure, it is important that they are connected to the same source that provides the internet. In this case, the router must be available to both consoles, thus avoiding loss of information, as it needs to have a well-connected port forwarding between them; this ensures a good connection and, in case of an internet outage, it will be connected to a securely working local network.

Connect to your PSN account

You need to connect to your PSN account as you normally would from a computer or device that allows you to access the user you have, so you have access to all the data and information you want to transfer to your new console.

Updating system software

In any case you need to update your PS4 software to the latest version to avoid connectivity and compatibility issues, to do this you need to go into “Settings” then among the list of options that appear in this section is the one called “System Software Update”. Click on it then the console will start performing this update, and when it finishes you can continue the procedure of transferring data between consoles.

Synchronising information

This step is important because this is where the information about your games and what you have accomplished in them is located, in this information is your achievements and how they will be reflected in the new console. To do this you need to follow the steps below.

Once you have updated the software, sync your trophy information by clicking on the “Options” button and then in the Trophies section select “sync with PlayStation Network” and the information will be provided to the PSN to use.

What method should I use to transfer my data to my PS5 console?

There are many known methods to achieve this connection efficiently and all are very effective, in this case we will investigate three options; transferring data in login mode, via data transfer mode and via cloud storage. When buying a PlayStation 5, you may find that at first you are limited in terms of the games available. That’s why the option to download PS5 games from the PS5 homepage is limited in variety.

Downloading them online

The first thing you need to do is to secure a connection via a router, either wireless or wired; to transfer them in tethered mode, then we can perform the following procedure to transfer the data from PS4 to PS5.

Using data transfer mode

During this procedure it may happen that the PlayStation 5 restarts several times, which is normal, but before starting the process you should make sure that there is a good connection, as any failure may result in the loss of information or the need to start again.

  • From the PS5 go to Settings> System> System Software> System Software> Data Transfer.
  • Select the PS4 from which you will be transferring the data in question.
  • The “Prepare Data Transfer” message on the PS5 will be the signal to press the power button on the PS4 until you hear the beep.
  • The data you can transfer from PS4 will be available on PS5.
  • Finally, click “Start Transfer”.

Using cloud storage

To do this via the cloud, you must have access to PlayStation Plus, which allows you to store all your content and information securely so that when you need it, you can easily retrieve it. If you have a new console, this procedure is simple, just log in to PlayStation Plus on your PS5 and download what you need.

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