Updated 7 Αυγούστου 2015

How to set up auto update/download on your PlayStation 4

This article shows you how to switch on automatic download and updates on your PlayStation 4 and what features it enables.

What is auto-update?

When automatic update/download is switched on your PlayStation system switches itself on from standby mode and searches for PlayStation Network content to update. The content available for auto-update varies according to the table below:




 PS Vita/PS TV

System update


Game patch download

 Free (Detection, download and installation)

 Free (Detection to download)

Remote download

 Free (Detection, download and  installation)

 Free (Detection to download)

 Free (Detection)

Online Storage

 PlayStation Plus members only

Trophy sync


 PlayStation Plus members only

How do I activate auto-download/update?

You need to switch on three settings.

  1. Turn on PS4 from Network

Go to  [Settings] > [Power Saving Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode] > Tick the check box next to ‘Connect to the Internet’ and ‘Enable Turning On of PS4 from Network’:

  1. Automatic download

Go to [Settings] > [System] > [Auto Download and Auto Upload] > Tick the check box next to Enable Automatic Downloads and Uploads.

  1. Switch on stand-by mode

Press and hold the PS button and select [Turn off PS4]. The power indicator on the PlayStation 4 system will turn orange.

What functions are available with auto-downloads?

  • Game updates (patches) and system software updates are automatically downloaded and installed.
  • Games purchased from PlayStation Store via web browser are automatically downloaded and installed if you have chosen to remotely download them.
  • Game saves are automatically saved to PlayStation Network so you can pick up where you left off on another PlayStation system. Feature available for PlayStation Plus subscribers only.
  • Trophies are automatically synced to PlayStation Network.