If you want to update the firmware of your PS4, you can do this directly via an Internet connection or manually via a PC and USB stick. In our practical tip, we introduce you to both options.
PS4: Update firmware directly via the console
If you want to update the firmware of your PS4, the best way to do this is directly via the console.
- Start the PlayStation 4 and open the “Settings”.
- Use the “System Software Update” category to automatically check for and download updates.
- In the meantime, you can exit the menu and start the installation once the download is complete.
- Note: For future updates, you can set up the automatic updates on the PS4.
PS4: Update system software via USB stick
Note: As an alternative to the following instructions, you can also burn the firmware onto a CD and then insert it into the PS4.
- First download the latest firmware update for the PS4.
- Connect a USB stick to your computer and remove any data it contains.
- Create a folder on the USB stick with the name “PS4” and as subfolder “UPDATE”.
- Transfer the downloaded firmware to the “UPDATE” folder and remove the stick from the computer.
- Turn off the PlayStation 4 completely. If the orange light is still on, press and hold the power button for about 7 seconds until the light turns off.
- Insert the USB stick into the PS4 and press and hold the power button again for 7 seconds until the second beep appears. Now the safe mode starts.
- Select the option “Update system software” in the menu and then “Update from USB storage device”. The update will now be installed.
- If you cannot follow the instructions as described, the following may help: Format the USB stick in FAT32 format and start again from the beginning. Also make sure that the file is named “PS4UPDATE.PUP”