How to Update My PS4: A Step-by-Step Guide

Select (Settings) >, [System Software Update] to make sure your system has the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it automatically downloads. You can continue to use your system while downloading.

If you’re a PlayStation 4 user, then you probably know that keeping your system software up to date is important for the overall performance of your console. In this guide, we’ll show you how to easily update your PS4’s system software so that you can enjoy the latest features and improvements.

First, make sure you’re logged into your PS4. From the home screen, scroll over until you see “Settings” and click on it. Once you’re in the settings menu, scroll down until you see “System Software Update” and click on it.

If you’ve already downloaded the update file, you’ll see a message saying that an update file has already been downloaded. From here, you can view the details of the download. If you haven’t downloaded the update file yet, simply click on “Next” and then “Update” to begin the download and installation process.

Once the update is downloaded, your PS4 will automatically restart and start the update process. During this process, your PS4 will turn off and then back on again. Be patient and let the update run its course. Do not unplug your PS4 or turn it off during the installation process.

After the update is complete, your PS4 will automatically restart again. You’ll see a message saying that the PS4 is rebuilding its database. This is normal and nothing to worry about. After the database is rebuilt, you’ll be prompted to press the PS button on your controller to continue.

Once you’re back in, you’ll see a message saying that the update was successful and that your PS4 is now running the latest system software. You can verify this by going back to the “System Software Update” menu and checking for updates. If everything was successful, you should see a message saying that the latest version of the system software is already installed.

And that’s it! Updating your PS4’s system software is an easy process that you should do regularly to ensure the best performance and experience on your console.


How do I update my PS4 to the latest firmware?
Start the PS4 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep. Select Safe Mode option 3: Update System Software. Select Update from USB Storage Device >, OK.