How to Fix Issues with PlayStation Network (PSN)

Introduction

This guide will help you resolve common issues with the Playstation Network (PSN).

? What issues are you having with the PSN?

  1. I can't download
  2. I can't connect or sign in
  3. My PS4 cannot connect

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This guide will help you resolve common issues with the Playstation Network (PSN).
  1. Open your browser and check the PlayStation Network status by going to this link: https://status.playstation.com
    PSN network browser
  2. The page will show if the service is down, as well as the status of your account.
    PlayStation Network showing online
Try again later when the services are back up.
PlayStation Network showing online
  1. Open Settings.
    Settings.

  2. Choose System Storage Data Management.
    Settings menu with Storage Data Management selected. Screenshot.

  3. A breakdown of overall storage usage, storage usage per category and free space will be shown.
    System Storage breakdown between Applications, saved games, themes, captured data and free space. Screenshot.
Try downloading the game or app again from the Playstation Store.

Games consume the most storage space on your PS4. To free up space, you may want to uninstall some games. When you delete a game, its game save data is not deleted. This means you can reinstall the game in the future and resume from where you left off.

To remove applications or games, do the following:

  1. Select Applications under System Storage Management.
    Playstation system storage management showing applications highlighted
  2. Select the applications you wish to uninstall and then choose Delete.
    Playstation applications menu showing selected apps and the delete button
  3. It may take a few minutes for the content to be erased.
  4. You can do the same steps if you need to free some space from Capture Gallery, Saved Data and Themes.
  1. Open your browser and check the PlayStation Network status by going to this link: https://status.playstation.com
    PSN network browser
  2. The page will show if the service is down, as well as the status of your account.
    PlayStation Network showing online
Try again later when the services are back up.
PlayStation Network showing online
  1. Remove the power cable from both your modem and router.
    Modem and router power cycle procedure.

  2. Verify all lights are off on the modem and router.
  3. After 30 seconds, plug in your modem and then your router.
  4. It may take a few minutes for the internet to reconnect.
  1. Open your browser and check the PlayStation Network status by going to this link: https://status.playstation.com
    PSN network browser
  2. The page will show if the service is down, as well as the status of your account.
    PlayStation Network showing online
Try again later when the services are back up.
PlayStation Network showing online
  1. Remove the power cable from both your modem and router.
    Modem and router power cycle procedure.

  2. Verify all lights are off on the modem and router.
  3. After 30 seconds, plug in your modem and then your router.
  4. It may take a few minutes for the internet to reconnect.
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