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Get the latest update

Find out how to update your PS4 with the latest system software, and get the full list of changes and features.

If you experience any issues while updating your PS4, try installing the update using Safe Mode option 3. If you're still having trouble, please follow the steps to 'Perform a new installation of the system software' below.

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PS4 System Software

  • Update using the Internet

    Use your PS4 system's network update feature to update the system.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • Internet connection (wired or wireless)

    Before using the network update feature, you must configure your PS4 system's network settings. For details, refer to the user's guide for your PS4 system.

    From the function screen, select (Settings) > [System Software Update]. Your 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. When downloading is complete, a notification message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. On the function screen, select (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

  • Update using a disc

    Use an update file contained on a game disc to update the system.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • A disc that contains an update file

    When you play a disc that contains a later version of the system software, a screen is displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

  • Update using a computer

    This update method can be used if your PS4 system is not connected to the Internet. Download the update file to your computer, and then save it on a USB storage device. Copy the saved file to the system storage of your PS4 system to update the system.

    For the standard update procedure, follow the steps below. Visit here for the procedure to initialize your PS4 system and perform a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disk drive.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • Computer connected to the Internet
    • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive

        * There must be approximately 320MB of free space.

    1. Using a computer, create a folder named "PS4". Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

    2. Download the update file, and save it in the "UPDATE" folder you created in step 1.

    Save the file with the file name "PS4UPDATE.PUP".

    [DOWNLOAD NOW] Click to start the download.

    3. Now move the whole “PS4” folder to the root of your USB storage device.

    Connect the USB storage device on to your PS4 system, and then from the function screen, select (Settings) > [System Software Update].

    Follow the screens to complete the update.

    If your PS4 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

  • Perform a new installation of the system software

    This procedure is for initializing your PS4 system and performing a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disc drive.

    Be careful when using an update file for reinstallation. All users and all data will be deleted.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • Computer connected to the Internet
    • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive

        * There must be approximately 900 MB of free space.

    1. On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.

    Using a computer, create a folder named "PS4". Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

    2. Download the update file, and save it in the "UPDATE" folder you created in step 1.

    Save the file with the file name "PS4UPDATE.PUP".

    [DOWNLOAD NOW] Click to start the download.

    3. Turn off the power of your PS4 system completely.

    Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, touch the power button on the PS4 system for at least seven seconds (until the system beeps a second time).

    4. Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4 system, and then touch the power button for at least seven seconds. The PS4 system starts in safe mode.

    5. Select [Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)].

    Follow the screens to complete the update.

    If your PS4 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

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