How to rebuild your database on PS4

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The poor old PS4 simply wasn't made to last as long as it has. You can tell this if you've recently tried booting up FF7 Remake on an original PS4.

Sure, it works, but it also generates enough noise to render your TV effectively silent and occasionally tries to fly out of your house and roam the skies looking for others of its kind.

It's just not good enough, and it's not the fault of your console, it's just got a lot of information stuck in its head. You can help though.

What you need to know is how to do a database rebuild on your PS4.

How to do a database rebuild on PS4

Doing this requires a few steps, but it'll be worth it when everything is up and running and you can feel the pure uninterrupted power of your ageing PS4.

  • Fully turn off your PS4, no rest mode, commit
  • Hold the power button down until you hear two beeps
  • Connect your controller via the USB slot on the front of the PS4
  • In the menu, choose Rebuild Database
  • Voila, witness the rebuilt database
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What will this do

Well, it's probably going to take a while, so that's important to keep in mind.

Rebuilding your database basically organises the files within your PS4. It removes any corrupted data, which helps to cause fewer issues, and it just generally studies things up.

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It's good to do this every three or four months ideally, but don't worry if you've not done it before, it's not essential, it just helps.

It actually works well if you decide to clear your cache too, as both of these things can breathe some new life into your ageing PS4. It's much easier to do this than to buy a new console, so make sure you keep you PS4 clean too.

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