PlayStation 4, more popularly known as the PS4 is one of the most popular gaming consoles available today. Be it due to the sheer number of fascinating games that is being added frequently or the huge popularity of the games like DriveClub and Uncharted 5, PS4 has become a global phenomenon and is equally popular among kids and adults. And with each update, it is vying to catch up to the likes of Xbox One, thus making it a potential contender for the world’s most popular gaming console. This is one reason why PS4 users don’t want to miss any of the latest updates, because the very possibility that they might miss out on an incredible new feature or a new game is unthinkable for them loyal fans.
The latest updated from PS4 sports much awaited features like suspend/resume that is already available on Xbox One. Users need to keep updating PS4 to avoid losing network functionality, hence making it a vital requirement. The system keeps throwing up an irritating “update system software” alert till you update the software. Moreover, this provides excellent support for popular multiplayer games. Given below are the steps to follow to update your PS4
PS4 Update Using the Internet
- Connect your PS4 to the internet and turn it on. The button in the center of the console will do that for you
- Choose settings from the home screen
- Then, select system software update. This throws different options from which you need to choose, update using internet. The system now automatically scans the internet for the latest firmware. If your console is not update, it will give you the option to do the same. You need to grant permission to download it.
- Once the download is complete, a notification on the top right corner appears and you need to open it to choose the downloaded file and take it from there
Updating PS4 via USB
- You are going to need at FAT32 USB drive with at least 320MB storage space
- Now connect this USB to your PC. Open the drive and create a folder named PS4. Inside this folder, create another folder named UPDATE. Make sure the naming pattern is followed religiously because otherwise the PS4 won’t recognize it
- Now visit Sony’s website and download the update file. Now copy this downloaded file into the UPDATE folder in the USB drive. The file name should be PS4UPDATE.PUP
- Now connect the USB to your PS4, open system software update, choose “update from USB storage device” and follow the subsequent instructions
Updating PS4 via Game Disc
- You need to purchase a game disc that comes with the latest update preinstalled. Now when you insert this disc, the system scans the CD and suggests you to update your current firmware to the latest one. You need to follow the given instructions and complete the update.
As you can see, Sony provides multiple options that allow you to keep up-to-date with the latest updates released by them. As per your convenience, you can choose an update mode and keep in tune with the latest developments in a Sony PS4.