Gaming Consoles & PCs How to Delete Games on PS4 Permanently remove old games and downloads to regain valuable storage space By Evan Killham Writer Evan Killham has been writing about tech and pop culture since 2008. His work has appeared in publications that include Fandom, VentureBeat, and ScreenRant. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Evan Killham Updated June 24, 2019 InspiredImages/Pixabay Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email Your PlayStation 4 came with a hard drive that seems big enough to last you forever, but thanks to initial downloads, saved data, and captured photos and video, it probably won't take long before you realize you need to free up some space. Here's how to delete games on PS4. How to Delete PS4 Digital Games and Delete Downloads From the PS4 home screen, navigate up to the menu options and go right to select Settings. Select Storage. A screen will appear with a list of all the hard drives connected to your PS4 and how full they are. Press X to select the drive you want to manage. If you haven't attached an external hard drive to your PS4, the built-in storage will be the only option on this list. Select Applications. A list of the games and applications saved on your PlayStation 4 will appear. Press the Options button, then select Delete to choose items to remove. By default, these are sorted with the largest files at the top, and the size of each file is listed on the right side of the screen. Selection boxes will appear to the left of each file. Press X to select the item(s) you want to delete. Once you've made all of your selections, select Delete on the right. On the next screen, select OK to confirm your selection. Deleting items from the Applications field will only remove the installation data. It will not clear your save information. This means you can download or install a game again without losing any of your progress. Press Circle to return to the Storage menu and see if you have enough free space now. If you don't, and you couldn't find any more applications to delete, you can still find some free space elsewhere. Select Saved Data. The next screen shows your games arranged by when you last played them, with the most recent on top. The size of each file appears under the name of the game. Saved data includes your game profiles and progress. You can free up a lot of space by deleting this data for games you've completed and won't play again. Press Options to open a menu, then press X to choose Select Multiple Applications. Select the files you want to delete by highlighting them, then press X. Once you've made your selections, select Delete > OK to confirm your choices. Press Circle to return to the Storage menu and check once again if you've freed up the space you need. If you still need more space, select Capture Gallery. Capture data includes screenshots and stored videos you've saved while playing a game. The first item on the next screen is a folder called "All," which contains all of the media on your system. You can also choose games individually. Press X to select the All folder. In these instructions, we'll delete all of the capture information, but the instructions to do them per game are going to be similar. You'll see every screenshot and video clip on your system listed on the next screen. To look at each type, select either Screenshots or Video Clips on the left side. Each file displays the creation date file size, length (for video clips), and the user who created the file. Move right to select one of the files in the folder and press the Options button to pull up a menu. Select Delete. Selection boxes will appear next to each item. From here, you can choose individual files to clear out, or choose Select All if you don't want to save anything. Select Delete. Select OK on the next screen to confirm. Press Circle to see if you've cleared enough space. If not, it might be time for you to upgrade your PlayStation 4 storage.