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.

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.

How to rebuild the PlayStation 5 database

  1. Turn off your PlayStation 5.
  2. Press the power button on your PS5 console and hold it for 6 to 8 seconds until you hear a second beep.
    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) on your 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.
    X button on a PlayStation 5 controller
  9. Select the OK button.
  10. Press the X button on your controller.
    X button on a PlayStation 5 controller

Your PS5 will now rebuild the database.

This process will not delete anything.