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PS4 Firmware Update: How to update the console

On the PlayStation 4, it is important to perform firmware updates regularly. Either use the console's settings to do this, or install the update manually via USB stick. By default, you are automatically notified of updates.

When there is a firmware update for the PS4, the console automatically reminds you by default while you are using it. If you want to trigger the update manually, make sure that the Internet5 connection is established.
  1. Go to the Start menu of the PS4.
  2. Open the Settings.
  3. Select "System Software Update".
  4. Do not turn off the console.

PS4 Firmware Update: Prepare USB stick

To get the USB stick ready for installation, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the PlayStation update page and download the latest firmware update. It should have the file extension PUP.
  2. On the USB stick, create a folder called "PS4" and inside it another one called "UPDATE".
  3. Move the update file to the "UPDATE" folder.
Make sure that the update must have the file name PS4UPDATE.PUP and that the folder structure is correct. Otherwise, your PS4 will not recognize the update file.

Installing the update via USB

Now the prepared update can be installed on the PlayStation 4. To do this, follow the steps below:
  1. Shut down the PS4 completely. Standby mode is not sufficient.
  2. Now insert the prepared USB stick with the system software update into a free USB port of the PS4.
  3. Press the power button of the PS4 for seven seconds.
  4. The PlayStation 4 will now start in safe mode. In the menu, select "Update System Software", which will launch a wizard that will guide you through the rest of the process.

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