How to remove deleted games from the home screen on your PS5

Do you have a deleted game's icon still on your PS5's home screen? Learn how to remove deleted games from the home screen on your PlayStation 5.

Restore licenses on a PS5

1. Open settings by selecting the settings (gear) icon in the upper right corner of your screen and pressing the (X) button on your controller.

Open PlayStation 5 settings

2. Open Users and Accounts.

PlayStation 5 Users and Accounts

3. Select Other.

PlayStation 5 Other user and account settings

4. Select Restore Licenses.

PlayStation 5 Restore licenses

5. Press the X button on your controller.

X button on a PlayStation 5 controller

6. Select the Restore button.

PlayStation 5 Restore licenses button

7. Press the X button on your controller.

Your PS5 will now restore licenses.

Check if the deleted game icon is still on the home screen. If the game icon is still there, then you'll need to rebuild your PS5's database.

Rebuild database on a PS5

Note: Rebuilding the database will not delete anything.

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.

PlayStation 5 power button

3. When you get to the “Safe Mode” screen, you connect your PS5 controller to your PS5 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.