How to delete games and data on PS4

When your storage space is about to run out, deleting the game is the easiest way to free up your PlayStation 4 storage space. And, you can also delete the data saved and captured in your game to get more space. However, make sure to only remove games that you are no longer interested in, and if you want to play a game again, you can only install it again. Also, if you only delete the saved data of the game, you will have to progress from scratch in the game.

Next, we are going to show you how to do this using various methods.

How to uninstall the game on PS4

1. Delete the Game From the PS4 Main Screen

Start by accessing your PlayStation 4’s main screen and highlighting the game you want to delete. Then, on your controller, press the Options button.

In the menu to the right of your screen, select “Delete.”

Confirm that you want to remove your game by choosing “OK.”

And your selected game is now deleted.

2. Remove the PS4 Game Through Settings

If you’d like to check a game’s size before deleting, or if you want to delete several games at once, use this method.

To start, from your PS4’s main screen, choose “Settings.”

On the “Settings” page, select “Storage.”

On the “Storage” screen, select the storage type where your game is installed. This could be the “System Storage” or an external storage device.

Select “Applications” to view your game list.

On your controller, press the Options button. Then, from the menu that opens, select “Delete.”

Select the game or games you’d like to delete. Then, at the bottom-right corner, choose “Delete.”

Confirm your choice by selecting “OK.”

PS4 will delete the selected game or games.

How to delete saved game data from PS4

In addition to your game files, PS4 saves your game progress so that you can resume your game progress at any time. If you don’t plan to play the game in the near future, or if you want to start playing from scratch, you can delete these saved game files.

To begin removing the saved game files, from your PS4’s main screen, select “Settings.”

In “Settings,” choose “Application Saved Data Management.”

Select “Saved Data in System Storage.”

Select “Delete.”

Choose a game and press Options on your controller.

Select the saved game files you’d like to delete. To select all the files displayed on your screen, then at the top-right corner, choose “Select All.”

Then, in the bottom-right corner, select “Delete.”

Hit “OK” in the prompt.

Your saved game data will disappear.

How to delete data captured by PS4 games

To leave no traces of a deleted game on your console, you should delete your game’s capture data, such as screenshots, as well. It helps further free up your storage.

To do that, from your PS4’s main screen, open Capture Gallery.

Select “All.”

On the right pane, select the captured item to delete. Then, on your controller, press the Options button.

In the menu on the right, select “Delete.”

If you’d like to delete more items, select them now. To remove all the items displayed on your screen, choose “Select All.”

Then, at the bottom-right corner, select “Delete.”

Select “OK” in the prompt.

The capture data for the game you selected is now also gone.

And you can now enjoy a clean and tidy interface on your favorite game console!