How To Increase PS5 Download Speed

How To Increase PS5 Download Speed


During the first weeks of PlayStation 5 , the new hardware is showing all its benefits especially its ability to load games quickly . Sony has promised that loading screens may have an end in this generation of consoles and games like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales or Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart have shown that it is possible. For now, you can check this feature with the launch games of PS5 . But this also helps when it comes to downloading applications or games on the console, so today we tell you some trick to increase the download speed of PS5 .


Having a good Internet connection has become essential for playing video games. Especially if you like to enjoy the multiplayer functions of games like Fortnite, Apex Legends or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Therefore, before you start playing it is recommended that you configure the PS5 console to get all the performance from minute one. And that happens by connecting your console to the WiFi of your home network in a few simple steps. Only then can you buy and download games from the PlayStation Store normally. If you want to increase the download speed of your PS5, you can make the following recommendations.


Update PS5 firmware to the latest version

It is always a good idea to keep the console updated because some patches fix bugs that you can find at any time. Sony is constantly working to optimize the PS5 operating system to achieve the speeds that have been promised all this time. That is why it is important to have the latest version of the software that will improve the download speed. You can update your PS5 offline or offline in the following steps:


With Internet connection:

  • Turn on PS5 and go into [Settings] .
  • Select [System] from the menu and [System Software] .
  • On the right side of the screen, choose the [System software and settings update] option .
  • Here you can configure the console to download and install updates automatically .
  • Activate the available options.
  • Finally, select [System Software Update] to have the console check for available updates.

Connect PS5 to Internet by LAN cable


We already told you that it is essential to have the console connected to the Internet to download. If the connection drops, downloads stop, although this shouldn't happen if you have a broadband connection . In any case, the PS5 console is usually connected by wireless WiFi network. But if you want to improve the speed you can connect PS5 by LAN cable that always offers greater stability and will be much faster than by WiFi . To configure the cable connection, follow these steps on your console:

  • Go to [Settings] of PS5 .
  • Select [Network] and [Settings].
  • Select [Set up Internet connection] .
  • Choose the [Configure manually] option.
  • Select [Use a LAN cable] .
  • Change the settings on the next screen and click [Done].
You do not need to enter a password, as the PS5 will instantly recognize the network you are connecting to. Still, the WiFi connection can also improve if you keep the PS5 close to the router. The further away, the chances are that interference will occur between the console and the modem.


Increase the download speed of PS5 in sleep mode

So far we have talked about very basic things about the correct configuration of the console . If you already have all of that, there are some tricks to improve PS5 download speed. Many players download games while working or doing other activities. In this way, when they finish they will be ready to be played.

You can increase the speed by putting the PS5 console in Sleep Mode . Thanks to this function, the console not only saves energy, but it can take advantage of all the resources to improve the speed of downloads without other distractions. To put the PS5 into sleep mode and continue downloading games is as easy as following these instructions:

  • Go to [Settings] of PS5 .
  • Select [System].
  • Click [Energy Saving] .
  • Choose the [Functions Available in Sleep Mode].
  • Activate the [Stay connected to the Internet] option.

In this way, PS5 will remain connected to the Internet to continue with the downloads. You can also activate Sleep mode from the on / off button on the console , although this time by pressing only once. If, despite these steps, the game downloads or updates are not performed automatically , check the following options:

  • Enter [Settings].
  • Select [Game / Application Settings and Saved Data] .
  • Click [Automatic Updates] .
  • Activates the [Automatic download] and [Automatic installation in Standby mode] options .
Having these two options enabled will allow the console to update and install games in sleep mode . This also saves energy while downloading your favorite games.

Manage PS5 downloads

You may want to download many games and applications at the same time . As we launch the PS5 console, we want to get it ready as quickly as possible to test the next generation games. To the usual downloads or new games, we must add the games available in the PS Plus Collection , a large library with the best PS4 games .

These titles are available to subscribers of the PlayStation Plus service and games such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn or Fallout 4 can be downloaded . Can you imagine your PS5 downloading all of this simultaneously? Sometimes we demand download speed when you have more than 10 installations available and that is why it is important to manage your downloads well. All downloads can be paused to prioritize others and vice versa. We tell you how you can do it below:

  • Press the PS button on the DualSense controller to open the PS5 Control Center.
  • If the [Downloads / Uploads] icon (a down arrow) does not appear, you have no active downloads.
  • If it appears, select the [Downloads / Uploads] icon .
  • Select any game that is downloading and press the [OPTIONS] button on the controller .
  • Click [Pause All] .

How to resume downloads:
  • Press the PS button on the DualSense controller to open the PS5 Control Center.
  • Go to [Downloads / Uploads] .
  • Select a download you want to resume and press X on your controller.
  • Select [Resume] to continue the download.

Change DNS settings

DNS are servers that facilitate connection and improve speed , but to take advantage of these advantages you have to do a manual configuration. We already talked to you in great detail about how to change the PS5 DNS and which are the most recommended DNS . There are many options available if we access the advanced configuration of the connection, but we make it easy for you to change this parameter in simple steps:

  1. Turn on your PS5 and go into [Settings].
  2. Select [Network].
  3. Click [Settings] and [Set up Internet connection] .
  4. Now choose [Configure manually].
  5. Select [Use LAN cable] .
  6. Select [Primary DNS] and change the number to the server you want (for example 1.1.1.1).
  7. Then also change the [Secondary DNS] with the server you want (in the example 1.0.0.1).
  8. Click [Done] to confirm the changes.

Check the bandwidth of your modem

If none of the above improves PS5 download speed, the problem may be your internet connection . Small as it may be, any download is dependent on the bandwidth of the home network. So the higher the bandwidth, the faster the games and applications will download. It is recommended that from time to time you check the speed of your connection on pages such as Speedtest.net. If you are not satisfied, you can always contact your company to verify the conditions of the contract.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the modems that the companies provide only guarantee the basic service . There are gaming routers that seek to increase the connection speed both to download games and to make use of the multiplayer functions without experiencing cuts or delays. 

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