Cache is a component of your PlayStation 4 that stores temporary files so that you can load your games and apps faster. However, over time this cache can fill up, which may cause slowdown or problems with specific games or apps. In this article we’ll show you how to clear the cache on your PlayStation 4, so you can keep your console running smoothly.
What is PS4 Cache?
PS4 Cache is a folder which stores temporary game data. This folder is created when you play a game. The purpose of the cache is to reduce load times and improve game performance. However, over time the cache can become cluttered and can cause problems. If you are experiencing issues with your PS4, clearing the cache may help. To clear the cache, go to Settings > System > Storage and select “Clear Cache.” This will delete the contents of the cache folder. Please note that this will not delete any saved games or other data. Clearing the cache can also be done from Safe Mode. To access Safe Mode, turn off your PS4 by holding down the power button for 7 seconds. Once the system is off, press and hold the power button again until you hear 2 beeps. This will boot your PS4 into Safe Mode. Once in Safe Mode, select “Clear Cache” from the menu. Clearing the cache from Safe Mode is often more effective than doing it from within the console’s menus. If you are still having issues after clearing the cache, you may need to perform a factory reset. Factory resets should only be done as a last resort as they will delete all data from your PS4.
When Do You Need to Clear PS4 Cache?
PS4 games tend to be fairly large these days as they try to offer more and more content. This means that your PS4 will need to cache a lot of data from the game in order to load it quickly when you want to play. However, this can sometimes lead to problems as the cache can become full and cause your PS4 to run slowly. In this case, you will need to clear the PS4 cache in order to free up some space. The good news is that clearing the PS4 cache is a fairly simple process that only takes a few minutes.
First, you need to turn off your PS4 and unplug it from the power supply. Once it is completely powered down, you need to press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. This will allow the system to fully discharge any residual electricity that could damage the system when you open it up. After 30 seconds have passed, you can now safely open up your PS4. Inside, you will see a small black button next to where the power cord plugs into the system. This is the reset button and you need to press it with a small object such as a paperclip.
Clear PS4 Cache Completely
PlayStation 4 has a built-in hard drive that can become full over time, especially if you have a lot of digital games and apps installed. One way to clear up some space is to clear the PS4 cache. This will remove temporary files that are no longer needed, as well as any residual data from uninstalled games. The process is relatively simple and only takes a few minutes to complete. First, go to Settings > System Storage Management > Applications. Next, select the game or app you want to clear the cache for and press the Options button. Finally, select Clear Cache and confirm your selection. Keep in mind that this will not delete any save data or progress, so you can always redownload the game or app later if you need to.
Clear Cache for a Specific Game
PlayStation 4 gamers may experience degraded performance, framerate issues, and crashes when playing certain games. The problem might be caused by the PS4’s system cache being overloaded. One way to try and fix the issue is to clear the system cache. This can be done by booting the PS4 in Safe Mode and selecting Option 5: Build Your Own Bundle. Be sure to select all of the options except for “Restore Default Settings” to ensure that your data is not lost. Doing this will clear the system cache and may help resolve any performance issues you’re experiencing. Note that this process will not delete any saved games or other user data; it will only delete cached data.