PS5 system software update

How to update system software on a PS5 console

For the best PlayStation experience, make sure your PlayStation®5 console system software is always updated to the latest version.

Latest system software update for PS5 consoles

An update to the system software for PS5™ consoles was released on 12/10/2022. 

Update your PS5 console with the latest system software. You can also check out the features that are available in the update here. You can view the online user’s guide in the PS5 console's Settings menu.

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  • This system software update improves system performance.

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  • This system software update improves system performance.

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  • In Game Library, you can now create custom gamelists to better organize your games.
    You can create your gamelist within the Game Library by selecting the [Your Collection] tab.
    Select games to add to your gamelist, and then decide what to name it.
  • We've updated the following for the Game Help feature:
    Game Help now informs you when there's help available, on both PS5 and mobile via PlayStation App.
    You can adjust whether the Game Help notifications are displayed. On PS5, select [Settings] > [Notifi cations] > [Game Help]. On PlayStation App, select [Settings] > [Push Notifications] > [Game Help].
  • 1440p HDMI video output is now supported.
    Before use, run a test to see if your HDMI device supports 1440p output by going to [Settings] > [Screen and Video] > [Video Output] > [Test 1440p Output].
  • We've updated the following in Game Base:
    You can now request party members to start Share Screen to watch their gameplay.
    Go to the voice chat card, select the party member you want to send the request to, and then select [Request Share Screen].
  • When you join a party, and a party member is playing a game that you can join, you'll now receive a notification. You can join the game directly from the notification.
  • When you receive a message, you can now view the sender's profile by selecting the message and pressing the options button.
  • We've updated the following for [Friend Requests].
    When you accept a friend request in the [Received] list, you can now view your new friend's profile in [Accepted Requests].
  • In the Game Base card, you can now send stickers and voice messages to your groups.
  • The following features are added to game hubs:
    In-progress activities can now be shown prominently at the top of the game hub to make it as easy and as fast as possible to get back to where you left off.
    If Game Help is available for an activity, the [View Hints] button will appear.
    In the [Videos based on your recent gameplay] section, you'll see labels for why the videos are recommended for you, such as "Fast Play", "High Score", or "performance".
  • While using the web browser, you can now select between two types of zoom functions.
    "Zoom" lets you increase the size of the elements on the page while adjusting their layout so everything fits without having to scroll left and right.
    "Magnify" increases the size of everything on the page without layout adjustments.
    The maximum zoom/magnification rate is now 500%.
  • We've reorganized the 3D audio settings.
    These settings are now under [3D Audio for TV Speakers] and [3D Audio for Headphones] in [Settings]> [Sound].
    You can now listen and compare the difference between 3D and stereo audio on the same screen.
  • Voice Command now supports searching for content in YouTube using voice. Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.
    From anywhere on the PS5, including during gameplay, you can say "Hey PlayStation, search for [keyword] to YouTube." The YouTube app will open and relevant search results will be shown.
    The way you enter text using voice input has changed. Previously, if you had the screen reader turned on, you had to wait for the instructions to be read aloud before speaking into the controller to enter text using voice input. Now, you can skip the instructions by pressing the cross button.
  • The following improvements have been added to the screen reader feature.
    When controller button shortcuts for on-screen buttons are displayed, the screen reader now reads them aloud.
  • We've updated the following for Remote Play.
    It's now easier to use the keyboard on your PC or Mac when using PS Remote Play. We've removed the text entry box so you can use your keyboard to type directly onto your PS5 or PS4. In addition to typing, you can also now use the keyboard to control games that support it.
  • Custom button assignments are now enabled in the passcode input screen.
  • We've updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
  • An issue causing system software errors during rest mode in some PS5 consoles was resolved.

How to update the PS5 console system software

If the system software update on your PS5 console is stuck, restart the update. If that fails, download the update file below to a USB drive and follow the instructions below. 

  1. Using a PC or Mac, create a folder named "PS5" on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

  2. Download the update file (button below) and save it in the "UPDATE" folder. Save the file as "PS5UPDATE.PUP".

  3. Plug the USB drive containing the file into your PS5 console.

  4. Start the PS5 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep.

  5. Select Safe Mode option 3: Update System Software.

  6. Select Update from USB Storage Device > OK.

If your PS5 console does not recognize the file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name using uppercase letters.

How to reinstall the PS5 console system software

Reinstalling the system software on your PS5 console will delete all of the data on your PS5 console. This process is often referred to as a "factory" reset, or "hard" reset.

  1. Using a PC or Mac, create a folder named "PS5" on a USB drive formatted as FAT32. Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

  2. Download the reinstallation file (button below) and save it in the "UPDATE" folder. Save the file as "PS5UPDATE.PUP".

  3. Plug the USB drive containing the file into the PS5 system.

  4. Start the PS5 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep.

  5. Select Safe Mode option 7: Reinstall System Software.

  6. Select Update from USB Storage Device > OK.

If your PS5 console does not recognize the file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name using uppercase letters.

Restart the system software download on a PS5 console

  1. Press the PS button on your wireless controller to go to the control center and select Downloads/Uploads.
  2. Highlight the system software update and select View Error Info, then Try Again.

If you experience multiple failed downloads, please update the system software on your PS5 console using a USB drive.

Having issues?

If you’re having issues with the system software update on your PS5 console, please visit the the guide below for further steps.

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  • If you're using a TV that supports ALLM (auto low latency mode), you can adjust ALLM settings in Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output > ALLM.
  • If you select Automatic, your TV will automatically switch to low-latency mode while playing games. 
  • If you select Off, ALLM won't be enabled, except during VRR (variable refresh rate) output. 
  • This system software update improves system performance.

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This system software update improves system performance.

Version: 22.01-05.02.00

This system software update improves system performance.

Version: 22.01-05.00.00

In (Game Base), we've updated the following:

  • Voice chats are now called parties.

  • For easier access, we've divided Game Base into three tabs: [Friends], [Parties], and [Messages].

  • Now when you start a party, you can select either an open party or a closed party.
    An open party lets your friends join without an invite. Friends of party members can also join. 
    A closed party is only for players you invite.

  • From the Game Base control menu and cards, you can now do the following:
    View all your friends under the [Friends] tab in the control menu.
    Start Share Play directly from the voice chat card. You no longer need to start Share Screen to use Share Play.
    Add a player to a group, or create a new group directly from the messages card. You can also send video clips, images, quick messages and view a group's shared media from this card.

  • Now when someone in a party is sharing their screen, you'll see the on-air icon. You can check this in the [Parties] tab.

  • The player search feature and friend requests are now under the [Friends] tab.

  • We've made it easier to decline friend requests by adding a [Decline] button to your friend request list.

In (Accessibility), we've updated the following:

  • We've updated the following for the screen reader:
    The screen reader is now supported in six additional languages: Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Korean.
    The screen reader can now read aloud notifications.

  • You can now enable mono audio for headphones so that the same audio is played from both the left and right headphones.
    While your headphones are connected, go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio Output] and then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones]. Alternatively, go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] and then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones].

  • You can now show a tick on enabled settings so you can easily see that they're turned on.
    Go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] and then turn on [Show Tick on Enabled Settings].

In (Trophies), we've updated the following:

  • The visual design of trophy cards and the trophy list has been updated.

  • You can now see suggestions for which trophies to earn on the trophy tracker when you're playing a game.

For the features available from the Create menu, we've updated the following:

  • You can now start Share Screen and stream your gameplay to an open party.

We've added a new feature: Voice Command (Preview). 

  • Voice Command (Preview) understands speech commands for finding and opening games, apps, and settings, as well as controlling media playback.

  • To get started, go to [Settings] > [Voice Command] and turn on [Enable Voice Command (Preview)]. Then, call out “Hey, PlayStation!” and ask your PS5 to do something.

  • You can use this feature to help you find and open games, apps, and settings, control your media without even touching a button, and much more.

  • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.

We've added Ukrainian language support.

Other updated features

  • We made the following improvement in game library:

  • Under the [Your Collection] tab, you can now filter your games by genre to find the games you want to play more quickly.

  • We've pinned PlayStation Plus to the left edge of the games home screen.

  • You can now redeem monthly games more quickly.

  • Get easier access to the PS Plus game collections from your home screen.

  • We've added a button guide to show you how to reload and zoom while using the internet browser.

  • If you want to report something that someone in a party said, there are now visual indicators for you to identify who was speaking. This will help PlayStation Safety take appropriate action based on your report.

  • We've made the console safer for child accounts:

  • When viewing a purchased or installed game they're restricted from playing, the background image of the game is hidden.

  • Activity cards, such as those displayed in the control center or game hub, won't be displayed for age-restricted games.

  • Now you can keep the games or apps you choose on your home screen.

  • When focused on a game or app, press the options button to open the options menu and select [Keep in Home]. The games and apps you choose to keep will stay on your home screen.

  • You can keep a maximum of 5 games and apps on each home screen.

  • You can now have three more games and apps appearing on your home screen.

  • We've changed the appearance of the User's Guide to make it easier to view. If you prefer the old appearance, you can change it back.

  • We now support more emojis.

  • We changed the keyboard layout for Polish.

  • We've updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.

Notices

  • Don’t download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Don’t download or install updates by methods other than those described in the PS5 console documentation, or on this website. If you download or install the update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a console that has been altered or modified in any way, the console might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
  •  Don’t install system software directly before or after a power outage.
  • Don’t turn off your console during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your console to be damaged.
  •  You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software on your console.

System Software

By using, or accessing the system software, you agree to be bound by all current terms of this Agreement. To access a printable, current copy of this Agreement, go to http://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps5-eula/.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, at its sole discretion, may modify the terms of this Agreement at any time, including any terms in the PS5 console documentation or manual, or http://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps5-oss/index.html.

Please check back on this website from time to time for changes to this Agreement.