Updated 20 April 2017

Automatic update and download

This article explains how automatic update works and what features are available when it is enabled.

 
 

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:

 

PS4

PS3

PS Vita/PS TV

System update

Free

Free

Free

Game patch download

Free (Detection, download and installation)

Free (Detection to download)

Free (Detection to download)

Remote download

Free (Detection, download and  installation)

Free (Detection to download)

Free (Detection)

Online Storage

PlayStation Plus members only

PlayStation Plus members only

PlayStation Plus members only

Trophy sync

Free

PlayStation Plus members only

PlayStation Plus members only

How do I switch on auto-update?

You need to switch on a few different settings to enable auto-update on your PlayStation system. Select your system for instructions.