PlayStation 4 or PS4 is a video gaming console of Sony Computer Entertainment. As a successor to PlayStation 3, it is an 8th-generation console. Sony keeps on releasing regular updates for PS4 in order to keep your PS4 experience fresh, fixing bugs, security improvements, adding new features, and more. So, you need to update the PS4 console for a better gaming experience on PlayStation 4.
How to Update PS4 Automatically
(1) Make sure to connect your PS4 to the internet.
(2) Launch your PS4 and navigate to Settings on the dashboard.
(3) Scroll down till you see Power Saving Settings and select it.
(4) From the options, choose Set Features Available in Rest Mode.
(5) Make sure that both Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning On of PS4 from Network are both check marked. This is done in order to let the console download and install updates when it’s not in use.
(6) Go back to the home screen and select Settings on the dashboard.
(7) Scroll down and select System. Click Automatic Downloads under System.
(8) Check-Off System Software Update Files and Allow Restart to update and restart PS4 automatically.
How to Update PS4 Manually
(1) Connect your PS4 to the internet.
(2) Select Settings on the dashboard. Scroll down and choose System Software Update.
(3) Select Update Now. If there are no updates available, then you will see a message saying The latest version of the system software is already installed.
(4) If there are any new updates available, then you will see the updates on the screen and select Next. This will start the download process.
(5) Once the download is complete, you will see a license agreement on the screen and select Accept.
(6) The new updates will now be available on your PS4. Restart your PS4 to complete the process.
How to Update PS4 Using USB Drive
You can update your PS4 without connecting it to the internet. All you need to do is to download the update file on your USB and copy the file to your PS4. Before downloading the update file to your USB, make sure that your USB drive is blank because you need to reformat it because PS4 only supports FAT32 and exFAT formats.
How to Format USB Drive
(1) Connect your USB drive to the Computer.
(2) Click on Start Menu and select This PC.
(3) Right-click on the USB Drive and select Format.
(4) If the File System isn’t listed as FAT32 or exFAT formats, then click on the drop-down menu on File System, choose the format, and select Start to start the formatting process.
(5) Click on OK when a pop-up menu asks whether you are sure to format the USB drive.
(6) After formatting the drive, select OK to finish the process.
How to Add Update file to USB Drive
(1) Open the USB drive, create a folder called PS4 and create a sub-folder called Update PS4.
(2) Go to your browser, enter PS4 Latest Updates in the search bar, and press Enter.
(3) From the search results, choose PS4 Official Website.
(4) Click the PS4 console update file to start downloading the update file.
(5) Once the download is complete, move the download file PS4UPDATE.PUP from downloads to the Update PS4 folder on the USB drive.
(6) After you have moved the Update file over to the PS4 folder, then remove the USB from your computer.
How to Update PS4 using USB Drive
(1) Before connecting your USB to the PS4, make sure the power is off and connect it.
(2) Turn on the PlayStation 4 and select Settings on the dashboard.
(3) Scroll down and choose System Software Update and click on Update Now.
(4) If you are using the latest version and there is no new version available, then you will see a message saying The latest version of the system software is already installed.
(5) If there are new updates available, then you will see the updates on the screen and select Next. This will start the download process.
(6) Once the download is complete, you will see a license agreement on the screen and select Accept.
(7) The updates will now be available on your PS4. Restart your PS4 to complete the process.
How to Restart System Software Download on PS4 Console
When you are downloading the update, and because of some reason, the system software download is stuck, then you need to delete the update and start downloading the update again:
(1) Choose Notifications from the function area. Highlight the update file, press the OPTIONS button, and select Delete.
(2) Select Settings > System Software Update > Update Now > Next > Accept.
(3) It will install the updates on your PS4.
How to Restart PS4 Console
If your PS4 console does not restart automatically, then you need to do a manual restart. You can restart your PS4 using the controller.
(1) Hold the PS button on the controller, and from the options, select Power.
(2) Select Restart PS4 to restart your PS4.
The latest version of the PS4 update is 9.03. This update brings in minor improvements and reminds us that the company isn’t finished with the last-gen console.
Choose Settings from dashboard > System Software Update > Update Now > Next > Accept to manually update PS4.
There may be a problem with automatic updates, so try to update your PS4 manually. If your PS4 updates well, then there is no problem, and future updates will happen automatically.