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Why does it say waiting to install on PS4?

If you've downloaded add-on content, but see the message “Waiting to install”, please try the following troubleshooting steps. Select Settings > Storage to check your available console storage. Visit PlayStation Store to find the minimum storage required for your download.
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Why is my PS4 game not installing?

If you had the error with a game from PlayStation®Store, go to Library and select the application to download the file. If the error persists, try initializing your system by going to Settings > Initialization > Initialize PS4 > Quick. Then try re-downloading the content.
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Why is PS4 game taking forever to install?

One of the biggest culprits for slow PS4 downloads is having a game running. When you have a game or app open, the PS4 prioritizes it over anything working in the background. This makes sense—when playing an online game, stable performance is more important than whatever's downloading in the background moving faster.
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Do you have to wait for games to install on PS4?

Can I play games on a PS4 without downloading it from a disc? You don't “download” from a disc, you install it. Nowadays pretty much all games on modern consoles go through an installation process to get the game files necessary to run installed on your console's hard-drive.
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Does PS4 install while in rest mode?

Your PS4™ system automatically downloads update files for games and other applications. To download while in rest mode, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Features Available in Rest Mode] and then select the checkbox for [Stay Connected to the Internet].
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PS4 "Waiting to Install" How to Fix!

How do I fully install a game on PS4?

On PlayStation App select Game Library > Purchased. Select the game you want to download from your purchased list and select Download. Select which linked PS5 console or PS4 console you would like to download to. Your game will begin downloading automatically.
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How can I speed up my PS4 download time?

Let's look at your options for how to make your PS4 run faster and what to expect from them.
  1. Make Sure You Have Enough Free Disk Space. ...
  2. Physically Clean Your PlayStation 4. ...
  3. Rebuild the PS4 System Database. ...
  4. Enable Boost Mode (PS4 Pro) ...
  5. Install the Latest Game Updates. ...
  6. Upgrade to an SSD or Faster HDD.
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What do I do if my game isn't installing?

One common fix is to clear data and cache for the Play Store and Download Manager apps. You can access these app settings through the Settings Menu on your device, and then Apps or App Manager. For each app, tap Clear Cache and Clear Data. Once you've done this, restart your device and try downloading the game again.
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Why does my game say cant install?

Often, the “Can't install” error appears when there isn't enough room in the assigned storage drive. Users will need to make room on the drive by deleting games, media, or other content, or installing more storage through an additional SSD or external hard drive.
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How long does it take a PS4 game to install?

If you've got a wireless connection, and you're trying to download a game that's 20GB+, you'll be waiting for several hours. I highly recommend connecting your PS4 to your router via LAN cable. If you've got fiber, then it's even better. That 20GB+ download will take less than half an hour.
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Does reinstalling PS4 system software delete everything?

Important! Safe Mode option 7 (Reinstall System Software) will delete all data on your PlayStation console and will also replace the system software. Selecting this option should be considered as the last step when troubleshooting.
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How long does Spider Man PS4 take to install?

As far as it stands, people seem to be facing and install time of somewhere between an hour to an hour and a half, and which is just pure installation. Obviously depending on your internet, you might be waiting even longer (if you want to install the patches that bring in photo mode and a few other important features).
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How do you know your PS4 is broken?

Blinking Blue Light

When booting your PS4, the LED light on the side of your console should momentarily pulse blue before changing to white. But if your console has a problem, the blue light will pulse continuously without turning white. This is usually followed by your PS4 inexplicably turning off.
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How long does PS4 lockout last?

My Sony account is locked

Your account will be locked for 120 minutes to protect your security." After waiting 120 minutes, make sure the Caps Lock or Num Lock on your keyboard are not interfering with how you enter your password. Alternatively, just reset your password using the Forgot your password feature.
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What is the blue light of death on PS4?

The blue light of death could mean that your power or HDMI cables are damaged or faulty. Here's how to find out if that's the problem. Press and hold the Power button until your PS4 beeps twice and turns off. Disconnect all your PS4 cables.
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How long should a PS4 last?

On average, a PS4 can last 5 years at least. However, things could be different in certain cases. To make sure your PS4 can last longer, you need to take care of it in your daily life.
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How do I clean the dust out of my PS4?

With all that out of the way, let's look at how to clean your PS4.
  1. Step 0: What You'll Need for Cleaning a PS4. ...
  2. Step 1: Shut Down Your PS4 and Unplug Everything. ...
  3. Step 2: Remove the Back Stickers and Screws. ...
  4. Step 3: Remove the PS4's Cover. ...
  5. Step 4: Remove the Power Supply. ...
  6. Step 5: Blow the Dust Out of Your PS4.
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What is a good WIFI download speed for PS4?

What Internet speed do I need for gaming, you ask? Most video game console manufacturers recommend at least 3 Mbps (or “megabits per second,” the measurement of how much data can be moved in a second) of download speed and 0.5 Mbps to 1 Mbps of upload speed as a generally "good internet speed".
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How many games can you install at once on PS4?

So games run from about 30-50, and we can average them at 40 gb for argument's sake and exclude the idea of DLC. At that size, a 500 gb hard drive will fit 12 games. So once you've got a full hard drive, you'll need to uninstall some games if you want to play more.
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How many free games can you download on PS4?

Free games

Each month, two or three PS4/PS5 games are made available to download and play at no extra cost. They are yours to keep as long as you remain a PS Plus member.
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Can you uninstall and reinstall a game on PS4?

Uninstalling games from PS4 is easy. Simply navigate to the game in the Games Menu and highlight the desired game. Once it is highlighted, press the Options button on your controller and select Delete from the menu. Confirm your choice and your game will be uninstalled.
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How many times a year should I clean my PS4?

This includes noise from the fan, overheating and eventual hardware failure. That's why it's important that you take time to give your PS4 some TLC every so often. There's no specific guidance on how often to clean it, just as and when necessary. Although one clean should last at least a year.
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Is it good to factory reset PS4?

If you're selling, trading, or even giving away your PlayStation 4, you should perform a factory reset to erase (and therefore protect) all your personal information. If you're having issues with your console (like crashing, glitching, freezing, or save errors), a factory reset may help to resolve them.
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