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How to Delete Games on PS5 2022

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What to Know

From the Home menu, highlight the game you want to delete, press the Options button, then select Delete.If the game doesn't appear on your Home screen, go to Game Library > Installed, then press the Options button and select Delete.To delete PS5 saved game data, go to Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Saved Data (PS5) > Console Storage > Delete.

This article explains how to delete games on a PS5. Instructions apply to the PlayStation 5 Standard and Digital Editions.

How to Delete Games off a PS5 From the Home Screen

Recently played games and apps appear on the PS5 home screen. If the game is available in the Home menu, here's the easiest way to remove it from the console:

On the Home menu, highlight the game you want to delete.

Press the Options button on the PS5 controller. It's the small button to the right of the touchpad.

Select Delete.

Select OK.

How to Uninstall PS5 Games From the Game Library

If the game doesn't show up on the Home screen, you can delete it from your Game Library.

On the Home menu, go to Game Library.

Select the Installed tab.

Highlight the game you want to delete and press the Options button on the PS5 controller. It's the small button to the right of the touchpad.

Select Delete.

Some games allow you to delete individual expansion packs and DLC.

Select OK.

How to Uninstall Games From the PS5 Settings

Another way to delete PS5 games is from the Settings menu.

From the PS5 Home screen, select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner.

Select Storage.

Select Games and Apps.

Choose which game(s) you want to delete, then select Delete.

Why Delete Games From Your PS5?

The PS5 comes with a 1 TB hard drive, but you only have about 660 GB of usable storage. If you download a lot of games and apps, you can quickly run out of room on your console. If you can't download content because your hard drive is full, try deleting some games to free up space.

Alternatively, instead of deleting games, move them to a compatible USB external hard drive. A 2021 PS5 update includes this off-loading ability, which is a great way to free up space. When you're ready to play the game, copy it back to your internal storage. The game will even automatically update if a newer version came out while it was in USB extended storage.

You can also move recorded gameplay videos and some other content to an external device to save space.

How to Redownload Deleted PS5 Games

You can reinstall the games you've purchased digitally without having to purchase them again. From the PS5 Home screen, go to Game Library and select the game you want to reinstall.

How to Delete PS5 Saved Game Data

Deleting a game will not remove the saved data associated with that game. Follow these steps to remove PS5 and PS4 game save data:

From the PS5 Home screen, select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner.

Select Saved Data and Game/App Settings.

Select Saved Data (PS5) or Saved Data (PS4).

Select Console Storage.

Select Delete.

Select files you want to delete, then select Delete.

Choose OK to confirm.

If you have a PlayStation Plus membership, you can back up your saved data to the cloud and redownload it whenever you like.