How to check previous downloads on PlayStation 4

Stack of PS4 Games
Stack of PS4 Games (Image credit: Android Central)

If you have your PlayStation 4 set so that updates automatically download in the background while it's in rest mode, you may want to check to see what exactly was downloaded while you were away. PlayStation makes this simple in a three-step process.

How to check previous downloads on PS4

  1. On the home screen, go to Notifications.

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  1. Press the Options button on your controller.

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  1. Select Downloads from the menu that pops up on the right of your screen.

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It's as easy as that. You'll be able to see everything that was downloaded in your history — from games, updates, themes, apps, and more — and what date they were downloaded on. This page also allows you clear them from the list to keep it nice and clean if it's looking too cluttered.

Some great PlayStation 4 accessories and gift cards

PS Store gift card $10

PlayStation Network Gift Card (From $10 at Amazon)

You can never go wrong with a PlayStation Network gift card. Whether you're looking to purchase a game, some DLC, or your favorite app, you'll want to have some extra funds in your PSN wallet.

EasySMX headset

EasySMX VIP002S RGB Gaming Headset ($37 at Amazon)

Good headsets tend to get expensive, but the EasySMX VIP002S headset gives you the best of both worlds: affordability and quality. If you're looking for a cheap and comfortable headset, look no further.

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HyperX ChargePlay Duo ($15 at Amazon)

Charge up your controllers without taking up that precious USB space on your console. The HyperX ChargePlay Duo can charge two at once in two hours through an AC adapter.

WD Elements external hard drive

WD 2TB Elements External Hard Drive ($60 at Amazon)

If you're deleting a lot of games, you may be looking for more space on your PS4. The WD 2TB Elements External Hard Drive saves you from the hassle of choosing which to delete and re-download when you want to play by giving you tons of extra storage.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.