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How to reset your PS4

Here is the easiest way to reset your PS4 console.

While the PS4 is one of the most popular consoles available right now, you may find that yours is running into more issues in its older age.

Whether that be glitching, shutting down or struggling to run games, it can be beneficial to do a factory reset of your device to try and get it back up to speed again.

It’s important to note that resetting your PS4 will erase all of your data and personal information, so it’s very important that you back up your PS4 before resetting it if you want to keep all of your data.

If you want to know how you can reset your PS4 in just a few simple steps, make sure you keep reading.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Log into your PS4 account
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Initialisation
  • Click on Initialise PS4
  • Choose Full
  • Click Initialise
  1. Step

    Log into your PS4 account

    Turn on your PS4 and log into your account to start the process.PS4 homescreen

  2. Step

    Click on Settings

    Click on the Settings button from the menu.Settings button on PS4

  3. Step

    Click on Initialisation

    Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and click on the button called Initialisation. Reset PS4 button

  4. Step

    Click on Initialise PS4

    Click on Initialise PS4.Initailise PS4

  5. Step

    Choose Full

    Out of the two options, click Full. Full will be a complete reset of your device, so make sure that you have saved and backed up your data beforehand.Full reset option

  6. Step

    Click Initialise

    Click Initialise, your PS4 will start to reset itself now.


Will resetting my PS4 delete all of my personal data?

Yes, when you reset your PS4 it will wipe all of your personal data and information, meaning that you will need to make sure that you back up your device beforehand.

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