How to Clear Your PS5’s Cache

Speed up your PlayStation with ease.

The PlayStation 5 is the fastest console that Sony has ever created. Load times are a fraction of what they were on the PS4. This is convenient, but it also makes a laggy console even more noticeable. How can players speed up their console when it slows down? They’ll have to clear their cache by following the steps below.

Step One: Turn off your PS5. The console will need a hard reset to refresh the system’s cache. Players can do this by pressing the PlayStation button on their controller, scrolling to the power settings on the far right of the menu, and choosing the ‘Turn Off PS5' button. This will close all games and applications and prepare your console for power cable removal.

Step Two: Wait several minutes before starting step three. Two to Three minutes are recommended before continuing.

Step Three: Once the PS5 has been off for a few minutes, remove the power chord from the back of the console. Wait several more minutes before plugging it in again and turning the console back on.

Step Four: Once the console is reconnected to the power source, turn it on, and the system’s cache should be reset, bringing the system's speed back.

For more on the PS5, check out How to Improve Wi-Fi on Your PS5 or How to Use a Keyboard and Mouse on PS5.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on your favorite games!

About the Author

I’m Tai, a gaming guru from Ohio. Few things are as incredible to me as the interactive experiences video games provide, and I want to use my writing talent to help others enjoy games as well! If I’m not gaming, I’m probably watching Marvel movies or anime.

Recently Updated PlayStation Posts

Leave a Comment

Comments are on moderation and will be approved in a timely manner. Please read the following rules before commenting:

  • All comments must be on topic and add something of substance to the post
  • No swearing or inappropriate words
  • No asking or begging for anything free
  • Do not attempt to start a poll in the comments
  • Comments in all CAPS will be removed
  • We reserve the right to remove a comment for any reason
  • Do not impersonate a staff member or influencer

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.