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July 21, 2018

How to delete games from your PlayStation 4

by John_A

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No game lives forever.

It happens to those with even the most spacious of hard drives. Sometimes you just run out of space and some of those old games have to go. Or maybe it’s as simple as a terrible game in your library and every time you look at it you are reminded of what a terrible waste of money it was.

No matter the reason, there are times where you need to delete some games from your PlayStation 4. There are two ways to do it and both of them are easy as pie. Let’s take a look.

Deleting games directly from your library

From the main page of your PS4, scroll all the way to the right and select Library.20180208170250.jpg?itok=aaMv36gc

Once in your library, find the game targeted for elimination. 20180208170327.jpg?itok=umITk_vD

Push the Options button on your PS4 controller. 20180208170340.jpg?itok=tTCwK5Er

A menu will pop up on the right. Scroll all the way down to Delete and select it. 20180208170347.jpg?itok=6m4MXZxH

You will then be presented with a screen letting you know you’re about to delete the game. Select OK and POOF it’s gone.

Deleting games from the Storage Menu

From the main page of your PS4, go to Settings. 20180208170355.jpg?itok=jf1UBiOK

Within the Settings menu, scroll down to Storage. 20180208170402.jpg?itok=JWuKW-2D

Choose the drive you would like to delete games from.20180208170416.jpg?itok=SAqL2qT3

Select Applications.20180208170424.jpg?itok=pUXpY-_0

You will then be presented with a list of all games and applications on that drive. Scroll down to the one you would like to delete. 20180208170435.jpg?itok=ACpQCU3G

One your cursor is on the game you would like to delete, push the options button on your PS4 controller.20180208170450.jpg?itok=27t8TdGR

Select the Delete option and that game is whisked away to the nether realm.

One thing to note is that if you accidentally delete a game or you decide that you want it back later, you can always download it again from your Library page.

Once you have had a PS4 for a while it is almost inevitable that you will have to deal with data management in some way or another. Hopefully, this guide will help you keep a nice spacious harddrive with room for all the games you want.

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