August 15, 2022
How to Update Your PS4


With a slew of great games like DriveClub and LittleBigPlanet 3 already available, and the likes of Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 on the horizon, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is undoubtedly the most popular next-generation console.

And the PS4 keeps getting better with each update, the latest of which promises to bring much-anticipated features like suspend/resume on Xbox One.

Another reason to keep your PS4 updated is to prevent losing access to network functionality. It makes itself felt with an annoying error message asking you to “Update system software to use network features”. Updating the system software fixes this and is required for games that have online multiplayer such as Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

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Here’s what you need to know about how to update your PS4—and a way to do it, even if the PlayStation 4 isn’t connected to the Internet.

update via internet

  1. If your PS4 is already connected to the Internet, turn it on. Press either the console’s On button or the PlayStation button on the Dual Shock 4 controller. It’s the button in the center of the controller.

  2. On the Home screen, select the Toolbox icon called Adjustment,

  3. In Settings, select system software update, to select update using internet, This lets your console check for the latest firmware update. If you’re not already on the latest firmware, you’ll be prompted to download it and it should start up immediately.

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  4. The moment the download is complete, there will be a notification on the left top corner. On the Home screen, select notification icon and then select download, In downloadChoose the firmware file and follow the instructions to install it.

update via usb

  1. Get a USB flash drive. It must have at least 320MB free and be in FAT32 file format.

  2. Plug the flash drive into your PC’s USB port. Open it and create a new folder. Name it PS4. In PS4, create another folder. Name it Update. It is mandatory that file names are named in capital letters only, so it can be recognized by the PS4.

  3. Sony’s . download update file from Website to your PC. Copy it to the UPDATE folder on your USB flash drive. The file name should be PS4UPDATE.PUP.

  4. Connect the USB flash drive to the PS4. From AdjustmentChoose system software update, to select Update from USB storage device, Follow the instructions to update.

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  5. If the PS4 system doesn’t recognize the update file, check that the folder name and file name are correct. Enter the folder name and file name in upper case.

Update via Game Disc

  1. When you insert a disc that contains a newer version of system software, it displays a screen that guides you through the update process. Follow the instructions to update.system_software_update.jpg

As you can see, Sony has provided for every possibility in case your PS4 is not connected to the Internet. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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