Problems with your PS5? Or is it slow? Rebuild the database!

Are you experiencing problems with your PS5? Or is your PlayStation 5 slow? You can rebuild the database to solve your problems. Learn how to do this.

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Rebuilding the database scans your PlayStation 5 drive and creates a new database of all content on the system. Rebuilding the database can improve performance and fix problems. This process will not delete anything.

Rebuild PS5 database

1. Turn off your PlayStation 5.

2. Press the power button on your PS5 console and hold it for 5 seconds until you hear a second beep. If your PS5 is vertical, the power button will be the lowest button. If your PS5 is horizontal, the power button will be the leftmost. On the digital edition of the PS5, there is only one button, the power button.

PlayStation 5 power button

3. When you see the “Safe Mode” screen, connect your controller to your console using the USB cable.

PlayStation 5 Safe Mode

4. Press the PS button (PlayStation logo) in the middle of the controller.

PS button on a PlayStation 5 controller

5. Select the Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option.

Clear Cache and Rebuild Database option

6. Press the X button on your controller.

X button on a PlayStation 5 controller

7. Select the Rebuild Database option.

Rebuild database on a PS5

8. Press the X button on your controller.

9. Select the OK button.

10. Press the X button on your controller.

Your PS5 will now rebuild the database.

This process will not delete anything.