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How to Turn Off PS5 Gameplay Recording (3 METHODS!) in 2024

In this guide, I am going to show you 3 quick ways to turn off gameplay recording on PS5 console.

The first 2 methods will show you how to stop PS5 from automatically recording. The third method will show you how to manually stop recording on your PS5 (especially if you don’t know how it started in the first place). 

Then, I will show you how to delete already existing recorded videos. 

How to turn off PS5 gameplay recording

Whether you have the disc or digital edition of the PlayStation 5, the procedures are pretty much the same. 

Without any further ado, let’s dive right in!

How to Turn off PS5 Gameplay Recording

First, you need to off the option to save trophy videos. Then, you need to turn off the option to auto-capture challenge videos.

Once both options are disabled, you can also use the create button to manually stop gameplay recording. Finally, I will then show you how to delete already existing recorded videos. 

Now, let’s take a look at each step:

1. Turn Off “Save Trophy Videos” Option

PS5 has an auto recording feature, where every time you earn a trophy or complete a challenge, the last 15 or 30 seconds of gameplay leading up to that trophy or challenge is automatically saved in your media gallery.

As you can imagine, this can fill up your PS5 storage space very quickly, and deleting a bunch of clips you might not want every time can be an hassle.

For that or any other reason, you may not want PS5 to record your gameplay and so you want to turn it off. 

Follow the steps below to turn off the automatic gameplay recording feature:

  • First, go to the Settings by clicking on the gear icon (top right corner of the PS5 home screen)

click on PS5 settings icon

  • Scroll all the way down until you find the ‘Captures and Broadcasts’ option, select it. 

select captures and broradcasts

  • From here, go down to Auto Captures, where you’ll see two options toward the right – Trophies and challenges. Select ‘Trophies’.

select trophies under auto-capture option

  • Under Screenshots, click on ‘Save Trophy Screenshots’ and set it to “None”.

set option to save trophy screenshots to none

  • Then, under Video Clips, click on ‘Save Trophy Videos’ and set it to “None” as well.

set option to save trophy videos to none

Once done, you need to now turn off “auto-capture challenge videos”. 

2. Turn Off “Auto-capture Challenge Videos”

Now, you need to turn off the option to automatically capture challenge videos. 

  • To do that, go back to the Auto Captures  menu or go to Settings > Captures and Broadcasts > Auto Captures
  • This time around, select ‘Challenges’

select challenges under auto-capture option

turn off auto-capture challenges videos

Once done, you are good to go. 

3. Use Create Button to Stop Gameplay Recording

The create button on the PS5 DualSense is what replaced the PS4’s share button. Located toward the left side of the controller right on top of the D-pad, it can be recognized easily by the three lines located above it.

Press the create button on the DualSense to open the create menu

Pressing it takes you to the create menu, something players who like sharing their content must have already seen a bunch of times already.

While this menu can be used to start recording, what some players might not know is that it can also be used to turn off gameplay recording.

The create menu has the option to record gameplay

If you accidentally pressed the ‘start new recording’ option from the create menu, then opening the create menu again will bring you the ‘stop recording’ option that you can click to instantly turn off gameplay recording on your PS5.

The recording will then be saved in the PS5’s media gallery where you can decide what to do with it.

Press the stop recording option in the create menu to stop gameplay recording

Now, let me show you how to delete already existing gameplay recordings on your console. 

How to Delete Gameplay Recordings on PS5

You might know how to turn off PS5 recording now, but chances are a bunch of gameplay recording clips have already been accumulated.

Your PS5 might even start telling that “there’s no enough storage” when you try to download games or apps

The best thing to do now would be to delete the clips you don’t want anymore to free up some space on your hard drive.

  • To do this, you’ll first have to head to the PS5 home screen (if you aren’t already on it, just press the PS button on your DualSense controller)
  • Now, click on the Media Gallery icon.

click on media gallery in the PS5 home menu

Press the option button and go down in the pop up menu

  • In the pop up menu, navigate to delete and click it. When asked for confirmation select delete to completely delete the clip from your PS5’s hard drive.

Press delete when asked for confirmation

  • NOTE: If you have multiple recordings that you want to delete, then it’ll be much faster to click on select multiple items button in the pop up menu.

select multiple clips button

  • Then select every recording you want to delete. When done, simply click on the delete option toward the right.

select all recordings to delete

Now you know how to turn off PS5 gameplay recording, you should no longer have any issue with automatic recording or with stopping recording using the create menu button on your controller.

If you found this guide helpful, let me know which of these methods did the trick for you in the comment section below. 

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