IF your PS4 is running a little slow, there’s a quick and easy trick you can use to speed the console up.
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There’s a quick and easy way to speed up your PS4 console
If your PS4 is feeling a bit tired, you can speed it up by “cleaning up” its file system.
Over time, files can become fragmented – and occasionally require a tidy up.
It’s similar to “defragging” a PC, if you’ve ever done that.
And YouTuber John Glasscock recently revealed exactly how to do it in a video.
How to “rebuild” your PS4
First, switch off your console properly – and don’t use Rest Mode.
Then hold down the power button until you hear two fast beeps.
This means you’ve booted the console up in Safe Mode.
Then connect your controller to the PS4 using a USB cable.
Scroll down the list until you see Rebuild Database, and click that.
But make sure you do not hit Initialise PS4 because that will completely wipe your system.
Your console will then begin to reorganise the hard drive to provide faster access to files.
What is PS4 rebuilding?
Some signs you might need to do a clean-up are slow loading times or poor frame rates.
By organising your files in a more efficient way, your console will generally perform better.
The rebuilding process can take anything from a few seconds to a couple of hours.
So it might be a good idea to do this at a time when you’re not planning to actually use the console.
Experts recommend rebuilding your PS4 every few months to keep it performing optimally.
And the more regularly you do it, the faster the rebuilding process will take.
If you’re worried about losing files, don’t be: rebuilding isn’t about deletion, but reorganising.
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Have you got any good PS4 tricks? If so, let us know in the comments!