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How to back up and restore a PS5

In this article, we will explain the step-by-step guide on how to backup and restore PS5.

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Pausing or saving your video game has become necessary as the gaming industry has evolved. For professional gamers, it’s challenging to do as they participate in international online gaming events and leagues.

PlayStation has gained the attention of most gamers and is widely prevalent among humans of all ages. If you won a PlayStation, you are probably aware of a feature enabling you to backup and restore a PS5.

In this article, we will explain the step-by-step guide on how to backup and restore PS5.

This article is divided into two parts covering how you can backup and restore PS5 using a USB flash drive, online storage as well as data recovery software. 

How to back up PS5 to online storage and how to restore PS5 with online storage backup files

To back up the actual data of the PS5, you can use the built-in utility tool in the PlayStation 5. Using this, you can backup all the valuable data to the console and later on a USB flash drive.

But it would be best to keep a few things in mind while doing this. You can back up the following data on a PS such as:

  • Settings
  • Saved Data
  • Screenshots and video clips
  • Games and Apps

All the user data stored on the PS5 comes in the backup data. 

How to backup PS5 to online storage

  • Step 1. Launch Settings from the main menu in PS5.
  • Step 2. Find Saved Data and Game/App Settings by scrolling down in Settings.
  • Step 3. You can choose Save Data in PS5 if you want to backup saved data for games on PS5.
  • Step 4. Now choose Console Storage.
  • Step 5. A list of the saved data about all the games on your PS5 will appear. You can choose which game you want to backup data for. But if you’re going to back up the data of all the fun, you can choose Select All.
  • Step 6. After selecting games, select upload to start uploading the data to the cloud. The size of these files together becomes enormous.

How to restore PS5 with online storage backup files

Suppose you have uploaded the data of all the games on the cloud, and by mistake, the data of some games got deleted from your PS5.

Well, there’s nothing to worry about; you can download the data from the cloud storage. You can follow the step-by-step method to restore the PS5 backup from the cloud.

  • Step 1. Launch Settings from the main menu in PS5.
  • Step 2. Find Saved Data and Game/App Settings by scrolling down in Settings.
  • Step 3. You can choose Save Data in PS5 if you want to backup saved data for games on PS5.
  • Step 4. Now choose Console Storage.
  • Step 5. Choose the backup of which game you want to restore the backup for, or you can choose all.

This process will take some time, depending on the bandwidth of your internet connection, and once it’s downloaded, you can restore it successfully.

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How to back up to a USB flash drive and how to restore PS5 with USB flash drive backup files

You can create a backup of your PS5 using a USB flash drive by following the step-by-step guide. Let’s start:

  • Step 1. Connect your USB flash drive with your PS5.
  • Step 2. Choose Settings > System from the home screen of PS5.
  • Step 3. Choose System Software > Backup & Restore > Back Up Your PS5 and choose your USB name if there is more than one flash drive connected.
  • Step 4. Choose which type of data you want to backup and hit Next. Enter the details of the information if it’s required.
  • Step 5. Choose Back Up.
  • Step 6. The console will restart, and backup will start.
  • Step 7. Once the backup is complete, your PS5 will restart.
  • Step 8. Choose Ok, and the console will restart again.

How to restore PS5 console data from a USB drive

For restoring a PS5 console data from a USB drive, you must keep in mind that the current system software of the console should have the same version as when was the backup created.

Otherwise, you may face PS5 not recognizing USB flash drive issues.

  • Step 1. Insert your USB drive in PS5.
  • Step 2. Choose Settings > System.
  • Step 3. Choose System Software > Back Up Restore > Restore PS5 and choose your USB if there is more than one.
  • Step 4. Choose the data which you want to restore and Restore > Yes.
  • Step 5. The PS5 console will restart, and when the restoring process is complete, it will again continue.

How to recover lost data from PS5 internal and external hard drive without backup files

Like any other device, data stored on PS5 internal and external drives can be deleted for several reasons.

You will get in trouble if there’s no backup. In such a situation, the only possible solution to get the deleted data is using the data recovery tool.

You can use iBeesoft data recovery software in such cases as it’s one of the trusted tools used by data recovery experts.

You have a clear idea of the iBeesoft data recovery tool and now look at its feature.

  • Scan specific location. You can choose the drive or device which you want to perform a scan for using the iPhone data recovery. This feature allows you to complete the scan on the selected device and saves time and resources.
  • Supported devices. You can recover data from Android, iPhone, computers, and other data storage devices.
  • Supported OS. Both Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac computers as it provides support and compatibility for both.
  • Resume scanning process. If you want to resume the scanning process, iBeesoft data recovery allows the scanning process to be paused and resumed.

Step by step guide on how to recover deleted data on PS5

Step 1. Installation of data recovery 

The process begins by downloading the iBeesoft data recovery app on your computer. Please make sure that your PS5 is successfully connected.

Step 2. Start scanning the drive

Verify if you are connected successfully, launch iBeesoft data recovery on your computer, and choose your internal or external drive and click “Scan”.

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Step 3. Save deleted data

The scanning process sometimes takes time as it has to scan the whole storage and depends on the storage capacity.

Once the scan is complete, you can preview the recovered photos and save them on your local storage for later use.

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Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.

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