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PS Vita System Software

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Find out how to update your PS Vita with the latest system software, and get the full list of changes and features.

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PS Vita System Software

  • Update using Wi-Fi

    Use the Wi-Fi feature of your PS Vita system to update the system via the Internet.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS Vita system
    • Internet connection (wireless)

    You must configure your PS Vita system's network settings. For details, refer to your PS Vita system's user's guide.

    To perform an update using Wi-Fi, select (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update Using Wi-Fi] in a location that has an access point you can use. Your PS Vita system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. Follow the screens to complete the update.

    You cannot perform an update using data transfer over a mobile network (3G).

  • Update by connecting to a PS3 system

    Use the network feature of a PS3 system to update the system via the Internet.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS Vita system
    • PS3 system

    - The system software must be version 4.00 or later.

    - Prepare a connection to the Internet.

    You must configure the PS3 system's network settings. For details, refer to the PS3 system's user's guide.

    1. Connect your PS Vita system to the PS3 system using a USB cable.
    2. All open applications must be closed, and (User) must be selected.
    3. On your PS Vita system, select (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PS3 system].

    Your PS Vita system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. Follow the screens to complete the update.

  • Update by connecting to a PC

    Use the computer's network feature (Windows® / Mac) to update the system via the Internet.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS Vita system
    • Computer (Windows® / Mac)

    - Connect to the Internet.

    - Download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation on the computer.

    You can download it from the following website:

    http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/‎

    1. Check that Content Manager Assistant is running on the computer.

    Windows:
    Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar.

    Mac:
    Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the menu bar.

    2.Connect your PS Vita system and the computer using a USB cable.

    3. On the PS Vita system, select (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PC].

    ‎Your PS Vita system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. Follow the screens to complete the update.

  • Update using a PS Vita card

    Use an update file contained on a PS Vita card to update the system.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS Vita system / PS TV system
    • A PS Vita card that contains an update file

    When you start a game that contains an update file for a later version, a screen will be displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

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