How to set up auto update/download on your PlayStation 3

This article shows you how to switch on automatic download and updates on your PlayStation 3 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:

System update

Free

Game patch download

Free (Detection to download)

Remote download

Free (Detection to download)

Online Storage

Free  

Trophy sync

PlayStation Plus members only

How do I activate auto-download/update?

You need to switch on four settings to use auto-download. If another local user switches on Auto local user log in on your console, this will switch it off for your local user account.

  1. Auto local user log in

Log in with your [Local user] and press (Triangle button). Select ‘Automatic Login’ and press (X button).

If another local user switches on Auto local user log in on your system, this will switch it off for your local user account.

  1. Auto PlayStation Network sign in

Go to [PlayStation Network] > [Sign In] > Select ‘Sign In Automatically (Auto Sign-In)', press (X button) to place a tick and then sign in.

  1. Auto download

Go to [Settings] > [System Settings] > [Automatic Update] > [On].

  1. Switch on stand-by mode

Press and hold the PS button, select ‘Turn off console’. The power indicator will turn red.

What functions are available with auto-downloads? 

  • Game updates (patches) and system software updates are automatically downloaded. Manual install may be required.
  • Games purchased from PlayStation Store via web browser are automatically downloaded if you have chosen to remotely download them. Manual install may be required.
  • 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. Feature available for PlayStation Plus subscribers only.
 
 
 
 

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