How to clear cache on PlayStation 5

On any device with internet access, you build data in your cache. This is the part of your device that stores temporary data and gives you quick access to that data. However, after loading the cache, your device might run a bit slower, in part due to the amount of information that fills it.

With the PlayStation 5, you can’t tell when your cache is full, but clearing it is very simple and easy to do. This usually only becomes an issue if you only put your console to sleep and never turn it off completely. Clearing your PS5’s cache should take a few minutes at most, and things should be running smoothly again right after. If for some reason you need to clear the cache on your PlayStation 5, here’s how to do it.

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How to clear cache on PlayStation 5

There is no menu option to clear your cache on PlayStation 5. Instead, you must turn off your console completely. To do this, you can press and hold the power button on your console until the screen says “Preparing to turn off your PlayStation 5”. You can also achieve this by pressing the PlayStation button to bring up the guide from below, scrolling to Power and selecting Turn off PS5. Do not select “Turn on rest mode”; This will not delete anything – it will just put your console into sleep mode.

As your console shuts down, the power lights on the console itself will begin to flash slowly. Don’t touch anything on your console until these lights are completely off. If you do this you risk damaging the solid state drive or other components of your PS5.

When the lights stop flashing, unplug the power cord from the back of the PS5 for 30 seconds. Don’t just unplug it from the wall. Make sure the cable is not plugged into the back of the PlayStation 5. After this time, plug it back in and turn on your console. Your cache has been cleared and hopefully your console will run faster again. How to clear cache on PlayStation 5

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