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How to transfer PS4 data to a PS4 Pro

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So you’ve upgraded your old PS4 to a shiny new PlayStation Pro and obviously you’ll want to make sure all your games, saves and setting carry over to the new machine and the good news is that’s really easy to do. For more from GamesRadar Subscribe: http://goo.gl/cnjsn1 PlayStation 4 Pro Unboxing: https://youtu.be/sZjWT4q-O5c http://www.gamesradar.com http://www.facebook.com/gamesradar http://www.twitter.com/gamesradar http://www.twitch.tv/gamesradar
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naughtyboye1x (13 days ago)
If I want to give my son my old PS4 and have the PS4 pro for myself... Can I do the above copy so I have all my old stuff but also leave him access to the same content and my same account? Or does it only let one console access the paid account? Thank you
LSSJOrangeLightning (1 month ago)
What if the PS4 Pro comes in a bundle with another game and skins for that game?
Blazing Giraffe (1 month ago)
GamesRadar help i transfred my data from ps4 to ps pro accident what do i do😢😢😢
Spaniard (2 months ago)
I did this with my new god of war ps4 pro bundle and it deleted my god of war game on my ps4 pro. I went to the saved games under management and loaded it but nothing happens. Help?
Kim Skjødt Larsen (2 months ago)
Just connect the ethernet (LAN) cable from the PS4 to the PS4 Pro, and then coonect both wireless, then it works perfect! Then you don't need to go and buy 2 ethernet (LAN) cables! :-D Just to you guys, who wonder about buying another ethernet cable, DON'T! You're welcome! :-D
Zuki Zuhiro (2 months ago)
Theres a better way to do this. Simply swap the damn Hard Drives around
Peter Seargant (2 months ago)
Do both PS4 needs to be connected to the internet ?
Nicolas Perego (2 months ago)
If i stop the download 1 game is installed or no?
Jayy T (3 months ago)
9 hours?? It took me 1hr 20min an I had 304 gb to transfer
Vorgiant (3 months ago)
Thanks now i can play fortnite
SuperDuurp (3 months ago)
cant i just switch the hard drives? i have a 2tb in my normal ps4
Zemmi 79 (4 months ago)
I love you
Aness Amer (4 months ago)
As primary ps4
Aness Amer (4 months ago)
Is it important to activate the new PS4 pro
Mohammed Alshaya (4 months ago)
Can I use this to transfer my accounts but what do I do if I have my games on a external hard drive?
Kingzcrown18 (4 months ago)
My saved data is missing everything else is there. Help! Hunter down all my gear😭
Kingzcrown18 (4 months ago)
Just upgraded to a ps4 pro, did the transfer set. But when I was ready to play monster hunter world it says no saved data😨. I can't start over too many hours and stuff
Adam Tv (4 months ago)
4 hours for 293 gb
Meuthia Larasati (4 months ago)
Mine took 8 hours to transfer 330ish GB. My LAN cable is bad, I guess.
Winona Sharpe (5 months ago)
Thank you! Just got the transfer started. This video has been super helpful!
Mark S (5 months ago)
Consoles should at least have ssd's god damn. Hard drives take forever!
Patrick _530 (5 months ago)
Thank you sir!!
BRADOS25Z STAR (6 months ago)
Dumbest question ever asked I know but what about my profile with psn account( don't hate )
عذبي العنزي (6 months ago)
شكرا
Tony Swinburne (6 months ago)
Thanks
Bryan Libindo (6 months ago)
Is there any way to reserve this becuase i lost all my data
PURP OGRE (6 months ago)
This was helpful, Thank you.
OGxFinesseGaming (6 months ago)
Ok so my first ps4 I have broke down with all of my games and data in it, so I went to gamestop to get another ps4 but before I did I ask the guy in the front desk and see if anyone try’s to buy my old ps4 will all the data and accounts on my old ps4 with be gone? He said yes then I ask him will I be able to get all of my data and accounts with appear on my new one he said yes so when I got all my games and controllers back I went on my ps4 put in my email but none of my data was there all m friends are still there but I’m missing games on the account so I went to settings then system then it says transfer data to another ps4 I did that but my old ps4 in at the GameStop so is there another way to transfer data without useing your old ps4?
savage 123 (6 months ago)
If you have a regular ps4 account and you put the same account in the ps4 pro will it have all your games and data
Andrew Whitcomb (6 months ago)
its not letting me transfer to my pro
Rinato (6 months ago)
Idk if this is supposed to happen I did the full process and I got to lan cable part and it worked and then it let me download after ab five minutes it looked like the process stopped and my old PS4 turned on and nothing was on it and nothing was downloading did everything get erased!!!?
Rinato (6 months ago)
All I have is my main account on my old PS4 now with everything default
Rinato (6 months ago)
Please help I feel like everything got reset on my old PS4 too please help urgently
FidFighter (6 months ago)
Do you have to deactivate the account before or after the data transfer?
TheDaxter11 (6 months ago)
19 hours because of the worst internet provider in the UK ;-;
Mr.Red350 (6 months ago)
Does it matter if you’re game sharing with someone
midicronica1 (7 months ago)
PS4 Pwoh
Kto TheC (7 months ago)
You don¨t need a router, you can connect directly from lan to lan and it will transfer much faster, I did 336 GB on 59 minutes
jjcool 835405 (7 months ago)
You really help because I was going to get alot of cable
Ricochet Games (7 months ago)
So what if my hard drive on my old PS4 is bigger than the hard drive on my new one? I have a 2TB hdd on my fat PS4 and all the PS4 pros have 1TB. How can I get my 2TB into the PS4 pro without losing any data?
Michael Barraza (7 months ago)
When the ps4 is transferring to the ps4 pro do I have to keep my old ps4 on while its transferring or when it is connected already can I just turn it off?
Cuckboi Gaming (7 months ago)
This video is terrible and un informative.
MarcTheBlerman (8 months ago)
Thanks for the video. With my experience, using an Ethernet cord to connect both systems to one another is a lot faster. 280gb in about an hour
Why oh Why wont Sony let you do this to a external hard drive ffs that is just flipping Great FFS.This means I cant trade it in to get the best price/money off the Pro I would have to buy the pro then sell my old ps4 for cash so get like 100 for it instead of 140 trade in Nice one Sony maybe we should just buy a Xbox 1 x instead?.
Shred Head (8 months ago)
Maybe I sound like a douche, but I always can't stand it when narrators have a British accent.
Brian Menefee (8 months ago)
It took me 50 minutes to transfer over 380GB. Maybe look into an internet upgrade if it's taking you that long.
casterlord (8 months ago)
Can’t you just use your playstation plus to download your game data to your new ps4 after you’ve activated your playstation account? And I was also thinking just putting my 2TB hard drive into the new ps4, what will happen?
The Kingsmen (8 months ago)
720p?
Lane Voudrach (8 months ago)
Will this use internet?
Sloan Jackson (8 months ago)
Tranferring data is really not a good idea if you play a lot of NBA 2k. 600,000 VC gone SMFH.
Sloan Jackson (8 months ago)
These idiots really don't explain shit in full detail when giving directions.
MӨЯΛΉ (8 months ago)
Will it even game data so i wont lose any of my trophies for example im lvl 99 in. A game will it be transferred over as well
Leevi Lilja (9 months ago)
I had 450 Gb on my ps4. Took 96 minutes to transfer them to my ps4 pro
KCeption (1 month ago)
Leevi Lilja did you get all of the data you had in games as well for example will your fifa coins and v bucks stay the same so you won’t loose them
Jayy T (3 months ago)
Leevi Lilja 304 gb within 80 minutes
Yiannismom (4 months ago)
Admyr 6 we tried it both ways.
Admyr 6 (4 months ago)
Yiannismom are you using the method with one lan cable or 2 of these? I recommend the method with one lan cable takes just about one hour for 250+gb
Yiannismom (4 months ago)
How is that possible??? We have 277GB and it’s still not done and we started last night. It jumped from 72 minutes and now it says 99 hours. It’s been sitting at 11.96GB since 11:25 pm...
Mark Bai (9 months ago)
Do you need to have both PS4's connected to a tv screen or just the one doing the transfer?
Levy LB (9 months ago)
Just need a PS4 Pro
Fearny95 (9 months ago)
Don't even have to do this just reinstall games they stay on your profile
James Grinstead (9 months ago)
Can it still transfer when it’s in rest mode?
Vetle Wårås (9 months ago)
All my games has a locker and says I can’t play it. Go to PlayStation store to download but the I get the message. Can’t download because you already downloaded it.. can you pleas help me!
Rick Sanchez (9 months ago)
I just transfered but i cant play my bought games from the store help! they are locked and it says i dont have access to them!!
gamergirl 5317 (10 months ago)
i bought lan cables which it says it needs to transfer files and it still says the other ps4 has wifi cord in it wtf why,how ? ? how do i fix this? i guess my subscribers will just have to sit through me doing it all again if i cant get it fixed
Kaiju Hanta (10 months ago)
Hi, do you first create your main PSN account (the one you've been using on your PS4) on PS4 Pro before transferring the data?  What about if you have multiple accounts on your old PS4?  How do you transfer data from all of them?
kayra Cetin (10 months ago)
Does it eat from your internet tho?
Anton Walters (10 months ago)
When it is transferring can put it in rest mode ?
Dj Lynchy (10 months ago)
Can you just simply change the hardrives over and then put all the hard drive storage on a pic then onto the bigger one. I'm thinking this because i was thinking of getting the PS4 pro because the port on my PS4 is broken so I can't do this method.
l-Tony-l (11 months ago)
i have 4tb going take me a while but i didnt get pro yet so
Fuad saksouk (11 months ago)
Wait what do I do if I'm buying a PS4 pro but I'm leaving my regular PS4 in another country
Barbie Blank (11 months ago)
Oh thank you.. you helped me alot thank u thank u thank..
Cheddar (11 months ago)
Can't you just go to sign in and just re-download the games you already bought off the store I'm asking because my ps4 is shiting the bed so I'm looking to trade it in for a pro
Billy Badass (11 months ago)
to bad I already shipped my PS4 back to the store I didn't realize that this step was done this way..
Casshern (11 months ago)
Is it not possible to backup your old PS4 and use that backup on the PS4 Pro. I'm in this situation right now as I'm going to trade in my old PS4 to a Pro in CEX. If trade in my old ps4 after getting the Pro from CEX then I lose the extra value of voucher over cash. Oh the 1st world problems are excruciating lol
Hayden Gregory (11 months ago)
Does all your data from your old one stay on your old PS4 like a copy?
TikkStar Gaming (8 months ago)
Hayden Gregory Yep
Fayyaz Hossain (1 year ago)
so connect both ps4s to a Ethernet cable, to start the process to on the old ps4 and to the setting and click transfer data to new ps4 and follow the rest of the directions, something like that
David Hunter (1 year ago)
HEY YA'll.. Dave from Down under (Australia, not that other down under get your mind out of the gutter), I just grabbed a PS4 Pro today, have an old PS4 500gb model and all my games stored on an external hard drive. The easiest way to transfer from ps4 to ps4 pro of course is the lan cable thing right? What about games? Do i just take my hard drive out and then only transfer system settings and pictures etc etc...then plug in my external hard drive to the new pro once it has done? Or do i need to transfer all and keep my drive plugged in?
Lasse Biede (1 year ago)
my ps4 got stolen and i bought a new one, any way to get my games back!!?
Aby Gomez (1 year ago)
okay so I came here because I just bought a pro today and wanted to do this transfer data crap, this video left some questions unanswered, first off dont do nothing to your old ps4 (data management wise) dont take out the hdd, dont swap them out and expect it to work. nothing just leave as is second make sure you have a long ethernet cable or another tv/monitor side by side. I didnt take into account my other tv is across my apt so I had to drag my whole bedroom setup into my living room where my ps4 usually is (its a fucking hassle since I didnt want to wait to buy an 80 foot ethernet cable.) Which brings me to the ethernet cable business, this video skips the part where your new ps4 asks to plug in via LAN (ethernet cable) to your old ps4. I dont know if this transfer of data can be done over wifi Im assuming not because It didnt give me the option to. If you do the transfer via LAN in theory it should not take long, I have 850GB of data to transfer and it says my wait time is 4 hours (edit: now it says 5) which isnt too bad considering all the crap I have. The video leaves all this kinda info out for some reason but be prepared to have LAN CABLES, TIME, EXTRA TV/MONITER to pair side by side Oh and a shitload of patience. (edit: i didnt make it clear either but you have to physically connect two ps4s directly with a lan cable, no router in between nothing)
Beani Birb (1 year ago)
Would this method work for transferring PT to PS4 Pro?
Th3EliteG4mer (1 year ago)
here we go 330GB and 2.6mbps Australian internet speed fuck me
FDReborn (1 year ago)
754 gigs...25 hour transfer.
james goldstein (1 year ago)
i dont have any lan cbales and my router is down stairs can i just use wireless to connect both consoles?
kenny sanchez (1 year ago)
GamesRadar will this affect my old Play Sation 4
Justin Contreras (1 year ago)
isaiah sanchez Yes your old PS4 will have nothing on it cuz it's transfered to the pro
mammoth (1 year ago)
What if you want to get your old data from your old ps4 cause it broke and you want to get your old data on new ps4 ?
Blazing Giraffe (1 month ago)
mammoth yeah same i lost my old ps4 data😢😢😢
Julie Mejia (1 year ago)
I try this an I'm lost its not letting me
OnitsukaTiger82 (1 year ago)
So you've upgwaded your pwaystation to a shiny new pwaystation pwo.
The Chimera (1 year ago)
So if a play a game like battlefield 1 will it save all my stats and rank over the PS4 pro?
Zero Sama (1 year ago)
what if keep on tell youi have to sign in in to the other old ps4 for it to start but are already sign in?
MoistWolf (1 year ago)
I already logged in to my ps4 pro with my old acc and downloaded old games and new ones and played a lot with them but I lost all my offline progress like campaigns and uncharted 4 data exept my online level and DLCs if I use this method now will all my current stuff go like my new games and stuff?
Ryan Almond (1 year ago)
possible to transfer only one profile to the other PlayStation? getting a new console tomorrow. don't really know much about any of this.
Obai Nematallah (1 year ago)
What if I only want to transfer two out of four users?
TheEamz (10 months ago)
do the full transfer and then delete the other users...
final light (1 year ago)
mine says I need a LAN cable to do it, how do you get it to do it over wifi?
E.J.M. Productions (1 year ago)
How did you get it to go beyond the "Preparing to transfer..." screen???
Heathcliff (1 year ago)
Do i need to stay connected to the Internet the whole time?
GlowVinePlays (1 year ago)
what about the users you have on the old will that get transfered too
Ultimate Potatogamers (1 year ago)
i want my account on my friends ps4
the rider for life (1 year ago)
thxs
David Dallas (1 year ago)
mine was going fast at first now it is poking a long 345gig or more it downloaded half a a few hours now it is taking its sweet ass time
Austin Newcombe (1 year ago)
It deleted all my stuff
Justin Contreras (1 year ago)
Austin Newcombe What the hell did you do
Star the hunt (1 year ago)
What if you have more than 1 account on the ps4 who's data will be carried over?
Bakura (1 year ago)
21 hours for me. pfffft. :(
SlayerEdge (1 year ago)
I mainly just want my saves... I can redownload the other games as I actually want to play them again...
zaiato (1 year ago)
The transfer data option is not there for me?
game2020online (1 year ago)
I was wondering it can transfer with 2 same signed in to both ps4 and ps4 pro?
Saeed Alsuwaidi (1 year ago)
Thx that's was helpful

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