Ps4 was the clear winner of this generation’s console war , this was mostly due to its exclusive games and the great features it brought to the table (such as allowing you to broadcast a live stream on Twitch). Just for one of those functions is today’s tutorial, so you can learn How to make a backup of my PS4?
If you’ve 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 implemented several systems that allow you to save the data you want, so that in case of some fatal mistake don’t lose your progress.
How do I backup my PS4?
Now, to go directly to the point that interests me and to be able to make a backup of my PS4 quickly, the first thing you have to keep in mind is that you must synchronize your trophies with the official PSN.
Otherwise, you will most likely lose everything when restoring or resetting a PS4 to factory settings, because trophies are the only type of data that is not saved when you make a backup or backup.
If that’s been clear to you, then 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.
Within it choose the option “Energy saving settings”, then “Set functions available in sleep mode”, there you will see a box called “Stay connected to the internet”, press it.
After you have achieved that, go back to “Settings” and go to “Application data management”, then to “Automatic upload”, and check the box called “Enable automatic uploads”.
And voila, with that all the data will be loaded automatically when you are playing, so you will not have to make a backup of anything manually. It should be noted that automatic loading does not work if you play with your user from a friend’s play , it only works on yours (with your data).
If you are playing on someone else’s PS4, then you must save the data manually , otherwise you will lose everything you do at that time.
Backup to hard drive and USB!
With the above, you already know how to make a backup of my PS4 from the cloud, so now you will see how it is done from a hard disk or a USB (the process is the same).
To achieve this you have to insert your external device in one of the available ports of the console, then go to “Settings”, from there to “System”, and then to “Backup and restore”.
Within that last selection click on “Make backup” , once you do this you will be allowed to choose what data you want to save in the copy, that is, what games, applications, etc.
It should be noted that if you want to make a copy on the USB, it is most likely that you will not be able to save games (due to lack of space), and in the case that you have an external hard drive, it has to be twice the size of the PS4 storage so you can download everything.
When you have chosen what you want, give your backup a name and proceed to press the “Make backup” button , and voila, after a while your data will be saved.
With that it was already clear how to make a backup copy of my PS4, so there is nothing else you have to do here, you can go to your console and start this simple process.