Fix Can’t Install Error on PlayStation 5 (PS5)

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The PlayStation 5 or PS5 is a confident step into the next-gen of gaming with Sony’s evolutions across gameplay, graphics, hardware, and UI truly playing off for PS users. However, like other gaming platforms, PS5 also has several bugs and issues like CE-118878-3, no sound issues, and others. In addition to these issues, many players are now complaining, that they are receiving a “Can’t install” error on their PS5 consoles. It is a quite frustrating issue as players can’t install and enjoy any games. Thankfully, there are certain methods you can try to fix the “Can’t install” error on PS5 for games and updates.

How to Fix Can’t Install error on PS5

The “Can’t install” error on PS5 is an unusual error experienced by many players. It occurs especially while installing any particular game. If you are having the same issue and can’t install the game, here is how you can fix it.

1. Many times, you receive a “Can’t install” error if your console doesn’t have sufficient space to download. So, first of all, make sure your PS5 console has sufficient space for the game to download. If the console is full, make sure to delete some games, content, and media. In addition, you can make some more storage by installing an external hard drive or SSD.

2. Make sure your internet connection is working fine and stable. If you are using a Wi-Fi connection, a wired connection is recommended.

3. Pause or cancel any other downloads. If you are downloading any other apps, software, or games, make sure to pause or cancel them before you start installing your game on PS5.

4. Reboot the system. We know it’s a weird solution but sometimes a simple system reboot solves many issues. So just give it a try. To do that, restart your console and then highlight the downloads, and select “Resume”. This way, your system will be restarted.

5. Make sure your PSN is running fine. If the PSN service has any issues, you might receive a “Can’t install” error. So next, check on their official website and make sure it doesn’t have any issues.

6. Contact PlayStation support: If nothing works, the last resort is to contact the official PlayStation support team.

That’s everything you can do to fix the “Can’t install” error on PS5.Also check – How to fix PlayStation 5 stuck in Safe Mode.

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