How to backup my PS4 to USB, external hard drive or cloud?

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If you have ever wondered if you can recover deleted games and data from your PS4 as if it were a phone, the answer is yes, since Sony has implemented several systems that allow you to save the data you want, in so that in case of a fatal mistake you don't lose your progress

How to backup my PS4?

Now, to get straight to the point that interests me and to be able to quickly backup my PS4, the first thing you need to keep in mind is that you have to synchronize your trophies with the official PSN.



Otherwise, you will most likely lose everything when you reset or restore a PS4 to factory settings, because the trophies are the only type of data that is not saved when making a backup or backup.

If you've made it clear to you, it's time to start the tutorial. First you will see how to make a copy in the cloud. To achieve this, select your local user, then go to the “Settings” section.

Inside it choose the option "Power saving settings", then "Set functions available in sleep mode", there you will see a box called "Stay connected to the Internet", press it.

After obtaining it, go back to "Settings" and go to "Application data management", then to "Automatic loading" and check the box labeled "Enable automatic uploads".

And voila, with this all data will be loaded automatically when you are playing, so you don't have to backup anything manually. It should be noted that automatic loading it does not work if you play with your user from a friend's game, it only works on yours (with your data).


If you are playing on someone else's PS4, you will have to save the data manually, otherwise you will lose everything you do at that moment.


Backup to hard drive and USB!

With the above, you already know how to backup my PS4 from the cloud, so now you will see like you do from a hard drive or a USB (the process is the same).

To achieve this you have to insert your external device into one of the available ports on the console, then go to “Settings”, from there to “System”, then to “Backup and reset”.


Within this last selection, click "Back up", once this is done you will be allowed to choose which data you want to save in the copy, i.e. which games, applications, etc.

It should be noted that if you want to make a copy to USB, it is very likely that you will not be able to save games (due to lack of space), and in case you have an external hard drive, must be double the PS4 storage space in so you can download everything.


When you've chosen what you want, name your backup and proceed to press the "Back up" button and voila, after a while your data will be saved.

With that it was already clear how to backup my PS4, so there's nothing else you need to do here, you can go to your console and start this simple process.


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