How to Cancel PS4 to PS5 Data Transfer | Fix Bricked PS4 after Transfer

Sony promises a seamless data transfer from the PS4 to PS5, but when you actually get down to it, you will realize the process is long and often times the transfer can get stuck. As such, you must be wondering if you can cancel the transfer and if it would negatively impact the devices. Quite a few users on Reddit have complained that stopping the transfer from PS4 to PS5 resulted in the PS4 being bricked. So, is there a safer way to cancel PS4 to PS5 data transfer and if you can fix a bricked PS4 after data transfer. Fortunately, there are ways you can safely abort the transfer. Here is the walkthrough of what you need to do.

How to Cancel PS4 to PS5 Data Transfer

Like with data transfer on any device, there is an on-screen warning to not cancel or turn off any of the devices during the data transfer. So, users are wondering should they keep the transfer stuck and for how long. Players who went ahead and cancelled the process faced the worst outcome, a bricked device. So, what is the safer way to do it without any dedicated cancelling process from Sony? Here is how to cancel PS4 to PS5 data transfer safely.

Before you proceed with the steps, you should know that cancelling the data transfer should be your last resort when it’s stuck and there’s no way out. In no circumstance, you should cancel a date transfer that’s proceeding normally as there is always some rick involved when you cancel the transfer.

Steps to stop data transfer from PS4 to PS5.

  1. Turn off the PS5 by holding down the power button, do the same for the PS4.
  2. Turn on the PS5 and follow the on-screen setup process but decline PS4 data transfer.
  3. Launch the PS4 in Safe Mode by holding down the power button until you hear the second beep
  4. Select Rebuild Database on the PS4.
  5. Once you compete the above process, both devices should function normally.

Fix Bricked PS4 after PS5 Data Transfer

If your PS4 has bricked as you cancelled the data transfer abruptly, there are a few things you can do to resolve the problem. Here are the steps you need to follow to fix the bricked PS4.

  1. Turn off the PS4 completely, then launch it in Safe Mode by holding the power button until you hear the second beep, it’s around 7 seconds.
  2. Connect the DualShock 4 controller and select 5. Rebuild Database
  3. Wait for the process to complete and the PS4 should be good to go.

Interrupting a data transfer is always risky, so you should only do it when there is no other option and the data transfer from the PS4 to the PS5 is stuck for hours with no progress. Instead of choosing to transfer data from the PS4, we suggest that you download those game on the PS5.       

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