How to Update My PS4 System Software?

Tyler Yates

Are you having trouble updating your PS4 system software? Worry not, as we have got you covered with a step-by-step guide to help you update your PS4 software without any hassle. Follow the instructions given below and get your system updated to the latest version in no time.

Step 1: Connect to the Internet

Before proceeding with the update, make sure that your PS4 is connected to the internet. You can do this by following these simple steps:

  • Go to ‘Settings’ on your PS4 home screen
  • Select ‘Network’
  • Choose ‘Set Up Internet Connection’
  • Select either Wi-Fi or LAN depending on your internet connection
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to connect to the internet

Step 2: Check for System Update

Once you are connected to the internet, check for any available system software updates by following these easy steps:

  • Go to ‘Settings’ on your PS4 home screen
  • Select ‘System Software Update’
  • If an update is available, select ‘Update Now’


If there is no update available, you will see a message stating that you are on the latest version of the system software.

Step 3: Start Updating Your System Software

If an update is available, follow these simple steps to start updating your system software:

  • Select ‘Next’ when prompted for confirmation of system software update.
  • Select ‘Accept’ when presented with terms and conditions.
  • The update process will begin and your PS4 will restart during the process.

Step 4: Wait for the Update to Complete

After following the above steps, all you have to do now is sit back and wait for the update to complete. The time it takes for the update to complete depends on your internet connection speed and the size of the update.


Do not turn off your PS4 or unplug it during the update process as this can cause damage to your system software.

Step 5: Verify that Your System Software Has Updated

To verify that your system software has updated successfully, follow these steps:

  • Go to ‘Settings’ on your PS4 home screen
  • Select ‘System’
  • Select ‘System Information’
  • You should see the latest version of system software listed under ‘System Software’


If you encounter any issues during or after the update, consult with PlayStation Support immediately.

Congratulations! You have successfully updated your PS4 system software. Enjoy all of the new features and improvements that come with it.