How To Make PS5 Faster? 6 Ways to speed up PS5

How To Make PS5 Faster 6 Ways to speed up PS5

PS5 is a beast of a console, but how to make PS5 faster? We came up with various settings which can help speed up your PS5. If you want to get the most out of your PS5, you need to follow through the steps mentioned below to experience PS5 as if it was brand new. 

To make PS5 faster, you can do the following things:

  • Clear system software cache of PS5.
  • Rebuild the Database of PS5 for better performance.
  • Use Performance mode in PS5.
  • Connect PS5 to the Internet via LAN cable for faster internet speed.
  • Use PS5’s Rest Mode to Download Games faster.
  • Install the latest software update on your PS5.

PlayStation 5 can become slow as system files, and game files pile up within the system. So you might be wondering, How do I get the best performance out of my PS5? By using the steps mentioned in this article, you can refresh your PS5 and use the optimum settings to experience the best performance with your PS5. We’ll walk you through each tweak and explain why it works. We’ll also share a step-by-step process to implement the above settings and tweaks for making your PS5 run faster. So let’s start!.

Clear system software cache of PS5.

Your PS5’s System Software cache helps in caching the frequently used application data, e.g., when you open any app on your PlayStation 5, the files are cached by PS5 so that next time you open the same app, it will load faster. Although system software cache is used to enhance performance, cache size can grow large over time, resulting in poor performance.

To resolve this issue, we need to clear out the System Software cache of your PS5, which can be done in safe mode. Also, clearing the cache doesn’t delete your saved games and data so that you can follow through with the steps without any worry.

Follow the below steps to clear the system software cache of PlayStation 5:

  • Press and hold the power button for three seconds to turn off the console. After the power indicator blinks for a few moments, the console will turn off.
  • Press and hold the power button again once the console has been turned off. Hold down the button for seven seconds and release it after hearing the second beep.
  • Grab a USB cable, connect the DualSense controller to PS5 and press the PS button.
  • Next, Choose the option – Clear Cache and Rebuild Database.
  • Finally, select Clear System Software Cache.
  • Your PS5 will reboot and clear out the cache files.

Rebuild the Database of PS5 for better performance.

Rebuilding the database Database checks the storage device and creates a fresh database on your PS5. It also improves the performance of your PS5 and results in a better gaming experience. E.g., when you delete a game from PS5, its icon may get stuck on the home screen. You can clear out this issue by rebuilding the database of PS5.

Again this option is present in the safe mode, and rebuilding the database doesn’t delete your game progress, settings, or other user data. Therefore you can follow through the steps without any worry.

Follow the below steps to rebuild the database of PS5 for better performance:

  • Shut down the console by holding the power button for three seconds. The console will turn off after the power indicator blinks for a few moments.
  • When the console has turned off, press and hold the power button for seven seconds, release the button after hearing the second beep.
  • Connect the DualSense controller to PS5 using the USB cable and press the PS button.
  • Next, select the option – Clear Cache and Rebuild Database.
  • Finally, choose Rebuild Database.

Use Performance mode in PS5.

PlayStation 5 comes with two modes, namely performance mode and resolution mode. The performance mode favors frames per second, i.e., 60 fps and above, with full HD resolution. In contrast, the resolution mode aims towards providing a better quality picture at a much higher resolution of 4k with 30 fps. We recommend choosing performance mode to have a much smoother experience on your PS5 while gaming.

To use performance mode in your PS5, please follow the below steps:

  • Select the ‘Settings‘ from your PS5’s home screen.
  • Then, go to the ‘Save Data and Game/App Settings.’
  • After that, select ‘Game Presets’
  • Next, choose ‘Performance Mode‘ from Performance Mode or Resolution Mode. 
Use Performance mode in PS5

The above settings apply to only those games that offer these modes, as mentioned in the setting. Make sure to change the in-game setting(wherever offered) to performance or high fps mode. Also, to enjoy 120 fps with your PS5, ensure that your display supports a 120 Hz refresh rate or higher. For more information, please check Which to choose, Performance Mode or Resolution Mode in the PS5?

Connect PS5 to the Internet via LAN cable for faster internet speed.

LAN cable provides a direct connection from your PS5 to your router. It helps deliver low latency and higher download and upload speeds compared to Wi-Fi connections. Also, online multiplayer games will give a much better experience with a LAN connection. But how to use a Wired Connection on PS5? You will need to have an ethernet cable to follow through the steps below.

Please follow the below steps to connect PS5 to the internet via LAN cable for faster internet speed:

  • Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into the ethernet port on your PlayStation 5 and the other end into your wireless router. 
  • After that open Settings Network >  Settings  > Set Up Internet Connection  > Set Up Wired LAN.
  • Choose Connect and follow the onscreen instructions; the standard settings will be configured automatically.

Use PS5’s Rest Mode to Download Games faster.

Downloading PS5 games and game update takes time, and on the PS5 Digital Edition (which supports digital games downloads only), it becomes imperative that you have good download speed on your PS5. But how to make PS5 download speeds faster without upgrading your internet connection plan?

Using PS5’s Rest Mode, you can download the games much faster than when the PS5 is ‘awake’ and running. When you are not using your PS5 and have a big game for download, you can take advantage of this feature to download games at a much faster rate. 

Follow the below steps to use PS5’s rest mode to download games faster:

  • Go to ‘Settings’ from your PS5 home screen.
  • Then go to ‘System.’
  • Then select ‘Power Saving’ Settings.
  • Choose ‘Features Available in Rest Mode. 
  • Enable ‘Stay Connected to the Internet.
Use PS5's Rest Mode to Download Games faster

After enabling the settings mentioned above, start the download of your favorite game and then the PlayStation button on your DualSense controller to bring up the Quick Menu. Then choose the ‘Power’ option and finally select ‘Enter Rest Mode. This will put the console into rest mode Your game will start downloading in the background at a much faster speed.

PS5 can also auto-download and install the latest updates for games and apps. Jump to the next section to know-how.

Install the latest software update on your PS5.

Sony regularly releases software updates for the PlayStation 5 consoles to enhance the system’s performance, add features and address any issues with the system. We recommend keeping your PS5 up to date and installing the latest software updates.  

PS5 can also automatically check for the latest updates and download/install updates when available. Follow the below steps to enable Auto download and AutoInstall updates.

  • Select the ‘Settings‘ from your PS5’s home screen.
  • Then, go to the ‘Save Data and Game/App Settings.’
  • After that, go to ‘Automatic Updates.’
  • Enable Auto-Download and Auto-Install options.
Install the latest software update on your PS5

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