In this guide, we will show how to rebuild the database on PlayStation 5. While it has only been a few days since the launch of the latest PS5, yet it has already managed to show its dominance in the console market. With features such as the ability to stream your games to Twitch and YouTube or play games at 120Hz, the reason for its hype seems to be totally justified. Then the fact that you could easily record your gameplay, and it adds more features to its cap.
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However, with every new launch, a few issues seem to be imminent. And PS5 has been in the news lately for one such issue. There have been increasing reports from users that they are getting the Queued for Download” or “View Details” messages on PS5. In this regard, Sony has laid down a fix, in which one of the steps involves rebuilding the PlayStation 5 database. And in this guide, we will show you how this could be done. Follow along for the detailed instructions.
How to Rebuild Database on PlayStation 5(PS5)
Many users seem to be bugged with the “Queued for Download” or “View Details” error on their consoles. To address the concerns surrounding this issue, Sony laid down a fix in one of its tweets. It instructed users to update the system software to the latest version, start their PS5 in safe mode then rebuild the database. However it is with the last fix, aka rebuild the PS5 database, that seems to leave the users in a spot of bother.
If you’ve experienced issues downloading games with “Queued for Download” or “View Details” messages on PS5, please update the system software to the latest version, start your PS5 in safe mode then rebuild the database. See "PS5:safe mode options" at https://t.co/BfgPSMafxd. pic.twitter.com/Vq7m0dXA23
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) November 19, 2020
The reason for the same is that not many users have an idea or two as to how this rebuilding is carried out. If you also echo these thoughts, then the below instructions shall help you out. Furthermore, the aforementioned fix was able to rectify the Download Queue issues with games such as Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and Godfall. So without further ado, let’s start off with the tutorial.
The Safe Mode’s Rebuild Database Feature in PS5
The Safe Mode feature on your console will only load the most basic functions, rest will remain inactive. This screen beholds some pretty important features such as the ability to Change Video Output, Update System Software, Rebuild Database, Reset PS5 among others. And it is with the Rebuild Database option that we would be discussing in this guide.
For the unaware, this feature scans the drive and creates a new database of all content on your system. It usually fixes issues related to game freezes or frame-rate drops. So with such a long list of benefits, no doubt users are looking for the steps to make full use of this functionality. In that case, the below instructions will help you out.
- To begin with, switch off the console via the Power button.
- Then press and hold the power button until you hear the second beep, this usually takes around seven seconds.
- Now connect the controller with the USB cable and hit the PS button on your controller.
- Select the Rebuild Database option from the list.
- You will now get a prompt that the process might take a few hours, hit OK to proceed ahead.
- The status bar will keep you updated with the status of the rebuilding process.
That’s it. These were the steps to rebuild the database on PlayStation 5. Have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps? Drop-in your issues in the comments section below. Rounding off, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks that you should check out as well.