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How to update system software on a PS4 console

How to update system software on a PS4 console

For the best PlayStation experience, make sure your PlayStation®4 console system software is always updated to the latest version.

Latest system software update for PS4 consoles

Check the features that are available in the update below. 

  • You can also view the online user’s guide in the PS4 console's Settings menu.

How to update the PS4 console system software

Set up automatic updates or manually update your system software by following the steps below.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select System Software Update.
    If there is an update file for a later version, it automatically downloads.

If a system software update is stuck, restart the download by following the steps below. 

  1. Select Notifications from the PS4 console function area, highlight the update file, and press the OPTIONS button > Delete.
  2. Next, select Settings > System Software Update

If you experience multiple failed downloads, please update the PS4 system software using a PC or Mac.

If restarting the system software download fails, follow the instructions below.

  1. Using a PC or Mac, create a folder named "PS4" on a USB drive formatted as FAT32 or exFAT. 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 "PS4UPDATE.PUP".

  3. Plug the USB drive containing the file into your PS4 console.

  4. Start the PS4 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep.

  5. Select Update System Software.

  6. Select Update from USB Storage Device > OK.

If your PS4 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 PS4 console system software

Reinstalling the system software on your PS4 console will delete all of the data on your PS4 console. This process is often referred to as a "factory" reset, or "hard" reset.

  1. Using a PC or Mac, create a folder named "PS4" on a USB drive formatted as FAT32 or exFAT. 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 "PS4UPDATE.PUP".

  3. Plug the USB drive containing the file into the PS4 console.

  4. Start the PS4 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep.

  5. Select Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software).

If your PS4 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.

Having issues?

If you are having issues with your PS4 system software update, please visit the guide below for further steps.

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system 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.
  • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
  • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

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/ps4-eula/.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, at its sole discretion, may modify the terms of this Agreement at any time, including any terms in the PS4 system documentation or manual, or http://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps4-oss/index.html.

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