PlayStation®5 system software update

PlayStation®5 system software update

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PS5 system software update

An update to the system software for PlayStation®5 consoles was released on 11/25/2020. 

For the best PlayStation experience, always update your PS5™ console to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security. 

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

Version 20.02-02.26.00

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • An issue where installed disc versions of games were sometimes deleted was resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode when connected to the PS5's front side USB Type-A port using the USB cable included with some PS5 consoles was resolved.

Version 20.02-02.25.00

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • An issue where users couldn't download games because only the "Queued for Download" or "View Details" option was displayed was resolved. If you encounter this issue, update the system software to the latest version, and then try starting your PS5 in safe mode to rebuild the database. 

Download PS5 update file

If your PS5 automatic download is stuck, restart the update. If that fails, download the update file below to a USB drive, and follow the guide to install the file on your PS5 console.

Download PS5 reinstallation file

Reinstalling your PS5 system software will delete all of the data contained in your PS5 system storage; this process is often referred to as a "factory" or "hard" reset.

Restart PS5 system software download on PS5

If your PS5 system software automatic download is stuck, please start again:

  1. Go to Settings > System > System Software > System Software Update and Settings > Update System Software.
  2. Select Update Using Internet.

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

Fix and Replace diagnostic tool

If you are having issues with your PS5 firmware update, please visit the Fix & Replace diagnostic tool for further steps and to arrange a repair.

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/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 system 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.