PS4™ System Software Update

 
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Latest Version: 4.06

An update to the PlayStation®4 system software was released on November 17, 2016. Use this update to install system software version 4.06.

Always update your PS4™ system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability, and enhanced security.

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Main features in system software update 4.06 (including 4.05, 4.01 and 4.00)

New for 4.06 and 4.05

This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

New for 4.01

  • The voice chat feature in parties has been improved for some circumstances.
  • This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

New for 4.00

  • The following system screens have been redesigned for improved usability: 
    • [What's New]
    • Content info screens
    • The Share menu
    • (Library)
    • Player profiles
  • A new Quick Menu gives you easy access to various features.
    • Create a party for players who are gaming with you, or send messages to them.
    • View trophies for the game you are currently playing.
    • Check if your Friends are online.
    • Start Share Play, or start a broadcast of your gameplay.
    • Control music playback.

You can also customize the Quick Menu by choosing the items that will appear.  Just select [Customize] from the Quick Menu.

  • You can now choose a cover image for your profile. On the profile screen, select   (Options) > [Change Cover Image].
  • You can now create folders to arrange your games and applications. On the home screen, focus on a game or application, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Add to Folder].
  • You can now transfer all your games, saved data, captures, and settings from one PS4™ system to another. This is useful if you're replacing your PS4™ system with a new one. Select   (Settings) > [System] > [Transfer Data from Another PS4].
  • In (Live from PlayStation), you can now let players know you like their screenshots and video clips by adding a comment or by selecting (Like).
  • The number of messages that can be saved in   (Messages) has increased. Newly added players to your group will now be able to see the group's previous messages.
  • The following features are now available for (Trophies).
    • You can now see details for hidden trophies. Go to the details screen for a trophy, and then press the button.
    • You can now view trophies saved on your PS4™ system, even if your system has no network connection.
    • The rarity indicator for trophies has improved functionality. 
  • Privacy settings are now available for each of your individual games. You can hide your activities and trophies on a per-game basis. Select   (Settings) > [PlayStation Network/Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Sharing Your Experience] > [Hidden Games].
  • (Communities) is now displayed on the function screen. The following Community features are also now available:
    • You can now reply to original posts on a Community Wall.
    • You can post screenshots directly to a Community Wall. From the Share menu, select [Screenshot] > [Communities].

Other new or revised features in version 4.00

  • If you need to enter text while using Remote Play, you can now use the keyboard for the connected computer or device.  
  • The YouTube™, Twitch™, and dailymotion™* apps now support broadcasts in 720p (at 60 fps).
  • A notification message now appears to let you know that your Friend request was accepted.
  • It’s now easier to manage your downloads in   (Notifications).  Items in the list will download in the order displayed.  To start downloading an item immediately, select it, and then select [Download Now].
  • When you report inappropriate content, you can now add a comment about it.

* Only verified partners can use this feature with dailymotion™.

 

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Twitch is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitch.

Dailymotion is a registered trademark of Dailymotion SA.

 

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

The system software of the PS4™ system and system software updates installed on your system are subject to a limited license from Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Visit http://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps4-eula/ for details.

Update Methods

You can update the system software of the PS4™ system by any of the methods described below. To confirm that the update was completed successfully, once update process is completed, go to the function screen and select Settings (Settings) > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update file you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.

Update using the Internet

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

Update using a disc

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

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.

Update using the Internet

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PlayStation®4 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 (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. From the function screen, select Notification (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

Update using a disc

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PlayStation®4 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

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:

  • PlayStation®4 system
  • Computer connected to the Internet
  • USB storage device, such as a USB* flash drive
    * There must be approximately 320 MB of free space.

    • 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".
      PC Update
    • 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.
    • Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4™ system, and then from the function screen, select Settings (Settings) > [System Software Update].
      Follow the screens to complete the update.
  • If your PS4™ system does not recognize 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 disk 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:

  • PlayStation®4 system
  • Computer connected to the Internet
  • USB storage device, such as a USB* flash drive
    * There must be approximately 900 MB of free space. 

    • 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".
      PC Update
    • 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.
    • 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 7 seconds (until the system beeps a second time).
    • 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 7 seconds.
      The PS4™ system starts in safe mode.
    • Select [Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)].
      Follow the screens to complete the update.
  • If your PS4™ system does not recognize 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.