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One amazing thing that has come along with PS5 is its speed. Nobody likes to wait when it comes to downloading games. The SSD card enables the optimized games to download quickly, cutting down the loading screens completely. However, an SSD doesn’t help much if your internet connection is poor.

So, how would you manage downloading games quickly? Imagine yourself in a situation where you’re all piled up with a lot of work. It is evident that you’ll take more time to complete all the tasks than finishing one. Similarly, if you download one game at a time and avoid playing while it gets downloaded, PS5 will be able to do its job more efficiently.

Focusing on One Game at a Time

If you’ve already put multiple games to download, you can pause them all and download one game at a time. The steps to do the same are:

  1. Click on the PS button on your DualSense controller to bring up the Control Center.
  2. If you don’t see a downward-facing arrow icon, it depicts no active downloads. However, if you see the icon, tap on the same.
  3. All the ongoing downloads will appear. Select the games and press the ‘Options’ button on the controller.
  4. Select the ‘Pause All’ button to pause the downloads, leaving one game.

To resume downloading the games on PS5, the steps are as follows:

  1. Press the PS button on the controller.
  2. Click on the ‘Downloads’ option.
  3. Select a game and press the ‘X’ button.
  4. Select the game you want to continue downloading and press the ‘Resume’ option.

Use a Wired Connection in Place of a Wi-Fi

A wired connection performs better and faster than using Wi-Fi for downloading games. Thus, here are the instructions to set one up:

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ menu.
  2. Locate the ‘Network’ tab and click on the same.
  3. Select the ‘Settings’ option in the left toolbar under the Network section.
  4. Click on the ‘Set Up Internet Connection’ option.
  5. Locate the ‘Set Up Manually’ button at the bottom of the screen and select the same.
  6. Click on the ‘Use a LAN Cable’ option.
  7. A new window will open. Change the settings and hit the ‘Done’ button.

Next, your PS5 will detect the network automatically. In case you cannot use a wired connection, make sure that you’re closer to the router for a better signal.

Use the Rest Mode to Increase the Speed

Using the ‘Rest Mode’ while downloading games seems like a great option to increase the speed. However, Sony never officially announced the same.

The steps to use the Rest Mode to increase downloading speed are:

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ menu.
  2. Locate the ‘System’ tab and click on the same.
  3. Select the ‘Power Sharing’ option in the left toolbar under the System section.
  4. Click on the ‘Features Available in Rest Mode’ option.
  5. Turn the slider on for the ‘Stay Connected to the Internet’ option.

Change DNS Settings

Domain Name System consists of a huge IP list that links the consumers to the network. Thus, changing DNS settings can help increase the downloading speed. The steps to do the same are:

  1. Launch the ‘Settings’ menu.
  2. Locate the ‘Network’ tab and click on the same.
  3. Select the ‘Settings’ option in the left toolbar under the Network section.
  4. Click on the ‘Set Up Internet Connection’ option.
  5. Locate the ‘Set Up Manually’ button at the bottom of the screen and select the same.
  6. Click on the ‘Use a LAN Cable’ option and then select ‘DNS.’
  7. Change the Primary DNS settings to ‘8.8.8.8’ and the secondary DNS to ‘8.8.4.4.’
  8. Hit the ‘Done’ button.

The above mentioned are the best possible methods to increase the download speed on your PS5. Therefore, if the service is acting very slow, you might need to upgrade your internet or change the same. So, what’re you waiting for? Download all the games you need in no time.

Source: A Guide on Increasing Download Speed on PS5

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