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System Software Update 5.55

An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on 17 May 2018. You can use this to update your system software to version 5.55.

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.

*Check the "Update using a computer" section below for more details.

 
 

Main features in system software update version 5.55

 

  • This system software update improves system performance.

Main features in system software update 5.50

 

  • As a family manager, parent, or guardian, you can now monitor your child's time played (the    amount of time they've spent logged in to the PS4™) and set restrictions accordingly. To manage play time settings for each child, select  (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management].

ー       You can view your child's total time played for the day.

ー       You can limit how long your child plays per day, and set playable hours to prevent play late at night or other unwanted times. Restrictions can be set for each day of the week.

ー       When the set play time ends, a pop-up notification appears repeatedly on the screen to let your child know that they're out of play time. If you choose, the PS4™ can automatically log your child out when play time ends.

ー       You can also extend or shorten your child's play time on the day they play.

ー       You can view and manage your child's play time anytime from your PC or smartphone using the    (PlayStation App) or by visiting this website.

https://www.playstation.com/acct/family

  • The following features have been added to  (Library).

ー       [PlayStation Plus] will now appear if you were ever a PlayStation®Plus subscriber. You can keep track of all your free PS Plus games.

ー       You can now hide games and applications you no longer need from [Purchased]. Highlight a game or application, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Do Not Show Content Item in [Purchased]].

Other new or revised features in version 5.50

  • [Supersampling Mode] has been added to  (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings]. Enable this mode to improve image quality in some games when your PlayStation®4 Pro is connected to a TV with 2K resolution or lower. This setting is available only on PlayStation®4 Pro.
  • You can now customize logos and backgrounds with your favorite images. On the image selection screen, select image files from a USB storage device. Customize any of the following.

ー       Team logo

ー       Team cover image

ー       Background image for the home screen

ー       Image for the message group

  • On the quick menu,  (Online Friends) has been changed to  (Friends). From here, you can view online Friends and custom lists.
  • Music playback functions on the quick menu have been improved.
  • You can now create events from the team profile screen. On the screen, select [Events] > [Create Event for This Team].
  • Easily find games that can be played on PlayStation®VR from the home screen or  (Library).  (PS VR) appears next to supported games.
  • You can now delete notifications. Select  (Notifications) to display the notifications list, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Delete].
  • You can now choose who can view the list of players you follow and who can view the list of your followers separately. Select  (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Friends | Connections].

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.
 
 

Your options

How to update

You can update the system software of the PS4 system by any of the methods described below.

  • 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 460 MB 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 1.1 GB 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.