PS5 download history is a little unclear on the PlayStation 5 user interface, and downloading games, updates and patches is something you'll want to know! It's no longer kept in the notifications section of the UI, only coming up there when the actual download is done, with no info about how long it'll take or how far through it is. For that, you need to check an entirely different part of the menu, which we'll outline below. With that info, you can manage all of your downloads and see exactly how long you need to wait until that new game is installed.
How to access your PS5 download history
To access your PS5 download history, tap the PS button at any time to bring up the Control Centre row of icons along the bottom of the screen. Highlight Downloads/Uploads, which is the downward pointing arrow, then press X to show the current download in progress. Here, you can press Options to quickly pause all downloads/uploads, which can help if you're having network connection quality problems with online games, or press X again to go to your full PS5 download history.
On the Downloads/Uploads screen, you can see all of your ongoing and pending downloads and uploads. Unlike with the PS4, your PS5 will only actively download one game or application at a time, though by highlighting an item in your PS5 download history then pressing X you can choose the option to Start Download/Copy and prioritise it over any other downloads, or Cancel and Delete it entirely if it's no longer required.
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