If you had a PS4 and bought a PS5, follow this guide to transfer your game saves.
Despite the fact that the next-gen consoles turned two years old this week, relatively few gamers have made the generational leap. But 2022 has been the year in which many have gone from owning a PS4 to owning a PS5. Undoubtedly, they want to know how to transfer save data from PS4 to PS5.
But, a common problem that less experienced gamers are facing, is the migration of game saves. So, here at Game Freaks 365, we bring you today a little guide on how to transfer your save data from one console to another.
You can only transfer data from PS4 to PS5, not the other way around.
It’s important to know how to transfer your save data from each one of your games nowadays. Many people are buying a PS5 now that the shortage of microchips is being alleviated. So, all those players who were playing on PS4 needed to transfer all of their game save data to their next-gen console.
Note that you can only transfer data from a PS4 to a PS5, not the other way around. This means that if you want to move your save files over, your old PS4 must have already been used with a PlayStation Plus account. Therefore, if you are one of those players who are not sure how to make such a data transfer, here is a guide that you can follow very easily.
How to transfer save data from PS4 to PS5
You can access the settings menu by selecting the PlayStation button on your controller and selecting Settings. Once you’re in the settings menu, select Save Data & Game/App Saves. Once on this screen, scroll down to Saved Data Management and select it.
It looks like this:
- Select Settings.
- Select Save Data and Game/App Settings.
- Select Saved Data Management.
Select Saved Data
We must emphasize this small step when transferring your save data. First, when you transfer save data from PS4 to PS5, it’s important that you select the specific data you want to transfer. Make sure that your PS4 and PS5 are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After selecting the game or application you want, choose your region and then press Transfer.
Choose Which Data to Copy
On your PS4, you’ll see a list of content that you have on your system. If there are apps that aren’t currently installed on the target device, they won’t display in this list until after you’ve installed them from PlayStation Store.
Then, when you’re sure what you are going to move to your new console, you must select either “Copy” or “Move” depending on what you want to do with it. Please note that this is very important, if no other device is connected as a source for transferring saved files/data then “Move” will be greyed out.
If you follow these steps carefully, you should have a better understanding of how to transfer saved data from PS4 to PS5. All in all, this process is quite straightforward and shouldn’t take more than an hour or two depending on how many games/apps you want to move over.