How to Delete and Reinstall Games On PS5 Without Losing Data?

Have you ever wanted to delete a game from your PlayStation 5 to free up storage space, or maybe had a game that wasn’t working properly and needed to be reinstalled?

It’s a simple process on the PS5, but if you’re new to the console, it may not be immediately obvious how to do it. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of deleting and reinstalling games on your PS5, so you can keep your console running smoothly and optimize your storage space.

Delete and Reinstall Game on PS5

The game file itself can be a suspected issue too, and we can only know by deleting and reinstalling it. You’d have to sacrifice your time and internet speed for a while but let’s hope you resolve your issue after this.

Deleting and reinstalling the game has also solved CE-109573-5 and CE-107982-7 for many users too.

To reinstall, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to PS5 settings.
  2. Scroll down to Select Storage
  3. Then select Console storage from the left sidebar and go to Games and Apps in the expanded menu.
    console storage games and apps
  4. Now you will see a list of installed games and applications where you will select reinstall from the game list and press the Delete button at the bottom right.
    delete reinstall on ps5
  5. Once your game is deleted, you need to reinstall it. If it’s a disc you own, you would directly insert it, else if you have purchased a digital edition, you need to go to Game Library (last option) from the Games home screengame library home page ps5
  6. Select Your Collection from the three options under Game Library to search for your game and download it.
    your collection games in ps5 game library

Some options can be difficult to navigate, so we have created a video for your ease where we delete a game and reinstall it.


Can I delete a PS5 game and reinstall it?

Yes you can delete a PS5 game and reinstall it and PS5 will not delete your saved game progress

How long does it take to reinstall a game on my PS5?

The time it takes to reinstall a game on your PS5 can vary depending on the size of the game and your internet connection speed

Can I reinstall a deleted game on my PS5 without repurchasing it?

Yes, if you have previously purchased a game on your PS5 or have a subscription to a service that includes the game, you can reinstall it on your console for free


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