Sat. Aug 13th, 2022
How To Delete Games On PS4

Have you got bored of that one game that’s been only taking space on your PS4 for ages? You can delete (uninstall) this annoying game within seconds! If you’re a seasoned gamer who enjoys collecting and playing games on their PS4, you often ran into storage problems. In this case, the best thing to do is to get rid of games you’ve already finished playing or put aside to free up some space for other games. 

Your PlayStation4 has only a storage space of 500GB, and for many players, this space may be sufficient to store their favorite games. However, it’s not enough for other players who wish to have a bigger collection of PS4 games, especially if they are naturally big. Some players opt for expanding their storage, but not everyone can do that, so the best option would be to get rid of the games you no longer enjoy playing. 

How To Delete Games On PS4

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This article shows you how to delete a PS4 game and bonus tips and tricks to help you free up even more space in your console. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it! 

How to Delete a PS4 Game in The Library

Deleting any game in the library of your PS4 is super easy and doesn’t take more than a few seconds. Here’s what you have to do to get rid of any PS4 game: 

  1. Go to the game’s icon, which you can find in your library or in the main screen
  2. Highlight the icon of the game
  3. On the controller, press the Options button
  4. Click on ‘Delete’
  5. Confirm the delete

How to Delete a PS4 Game From The System Storage

Deleting any PS4 game directly from your system storage is always a good idea when you need to free up some space. Here’s what you have to do to delete games from your system storage:

  1. On your home screen, select ‘Settings’
  2. Click on ‘Storage’
  3. Click on ‘System Storage’
  4. Click on ‘Applications’
  5. On your controller, press the options button
  6. Click on ‘Delete’
  7. Select a game or games you wish to delete
  8. Click on ‘Delete’ 
  9. Confirm the delete

How to Delete Capture Data

Another way to help you free up some space in your PS4 is to eliminate unnecessary captured data. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Go to the ‘Capture Gallery’ located on the main screen
  2. Click on ‘All’
  3. Choose the file you wish to delete
  4. Press the Options button on the controller
  5. Click on ‘Delete’
  6. You can also click on ‘Select All’ if you want to get rid of all files
  7. Click on ‘Delete’
  8. Confirm your delete

How to Delete Capture Data

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How to Delete Saved Data

The files of your games are not the only thing your PS4 stores, but also the progress of every game you play. This way, you could continue playing your games from where you stopped. 

Of course, the progress of your games takes up a lot of space on your PS4. So, if you need some extra space in your PS4, and there’s a certain game that you no longer enjoy playing and have no problem deleting its progress, we recommend that you delete its progress files. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Click on ‘Settings’
  2. Select ‘Application Saved Data Management’
  3. Choose ‘Saved Data in System Storage’
  4. Click on ‘Delete’
  5. Select the game you wish to delete its progress files
  6. On your controller, press the Options button
  7. Select the progress files you wish to delete
  8. Click on ‘Delete’
  9. Confirm your delete

How to Delete and Reinstall a Disc-Based Game on Your PS4

Here’s what you have to do if you want to delete and reinstall your disc-based game: 

  1. Find the game by searching for it in the library.
  2. Select the game
  3. Select ‘Delete’ after scrolling down. Make sure the disc is removed from the PS4 before deleting the game. 
  4. Insert your disc-based game again in your PS4 console whenever you want to play it and install it as normal. 

This is all you can do to eliminate games and files you no longer need. So, go ahead and use your fresh, clean PS4!

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