Transfer Data from Another PS4

You can transfer data saved on your current PS4™ system storage to a new PS4™ system.
Transferring data to your new PS4™ system initializes it, so you should transfer data before you begin using your new system. After the transfer, data also remains on your current PS4™ system.
You can transfer these types of data:

  • All Users and Their Settings
    Either your current PS4™ system or the new PS4™ system can be registered as your primary PS4™ system.
  • Games and Saved Data
  • Screenshots and Video Clips

Notices

  • When you transfer data, all data saved on your new PS4™ system is deleted. This process cannot be undone, so be sure to back up the data to a USB storage device and sync your trophies with PlayStation™Network servers in advance. For details, see “Back Up and Restore”.
  • Do not turn off either PS4™ system while transferring data. Doing this might damage your system.
  • These types of data cannot be transferred:
    • Trophy information that is not synced with PlayStation™Network
    • Applications installed in extended storage
  • When you transfer data from another PS4™ system, family members who have never signed in to PlayStation™Network are removed from your family. After transferring, the family manager must add deleted family members again.

When connected to the network wirelessly (Wi-Fi)

  • One LAN cable (sold separately) is required.
  • Before transferring data, you’ll need to do the following on your current PS4™ system:
    • Sign in to PlayStation™Network.
    • Update the system software to the latest version.
1.
Connect your new PS4™ system and your current PS4™ system to the same network.
2.
On your new PS4™ system, sign in to PlayStation™Network.
If an update file containing the latest version of the system software is available, a screen appears to guide you through the update process. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.
3.
Connect your current PS4™ system directly to your new PS4™ system with a LAN cable.
4.
On your new PS4™ system, select (Settings) > [System] > [Transfer Data from Another PS4].
Follow the on-screen instructions.

If you’re using your new PS4™ system for the first time, the data transfer screen automatically appears after you sign in to PlayStation™Network.

When connected to the network with a LAN cable (wired)

  • Two LAN cables (sold separately) are required.
  • Before transferring data, you’ll need to do the following on your current PS4™ system:
    • Sign in to PlayStation™Network.
    • Update the system software to the latest version.
1.
Connect your new PS4™ system and your current PS4™ system to the same network.
Use the LAN cables to connect both systems to the same router.
2.
On your new PS4™ system, sign in to PlayStation™Network.
If an update file containing the latest version of the system software is available, a screen appears to guide you through the update process. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.
3.
On your new PS4™ system, select (Settings) > [System] > [Transfer Data from Another PS4].
Follow the on-screen instructions.

If you’re using your new PS4™ system for the first time, the data transfer screen automatically appears after you sign in to PlayStation™Network.