How to initialize your PlayStation 4

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How to initialize your PlayStation 4


This page explains how to intialize your PlayStation 4. Two methods are available:
-The Quick method -Rapidly delete data from system storage and initialize the console
-The Full method - Can takes several hours to complete. Completely delete data from system storage and initialize the console
The procedure is as follows:
  • Go to Settings > Initialization.

  • Select Initialize PS4.

  • Choose between Quick or Full initialization.

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