Learn all the methods through which you can update your PlayStation 3, 4, and 5.
PlayStation users reported the new update arising. Sony released “PS4 Firmware Update 10.71.” After releasing the update, you must update your PlayStation console to make things run smoothly. You can update your PlayStation directly from the settings or via a USB. Keep reading for an elaborate guide on how to do that.
Updating your PlayStation is a quick troubleshooting method to fix various PlayStation errors, game errors, app errors, console performance issues, and more.
You can update your console’s system software through the Internet or by downloading the update file to a USB and then connecting it to the console to proceed with the software update process.
It is essential not to turn off the console during the update process, as that can mess things up.
You can update PlayStation in two ways: online and offline through a USB device. I’ll talk about both methods extensively, so keep reading:
I recommend you update the system software in PS3 quickly and easily using the instructions below:
1) Via Internet
Launch your PS3.
From the Main screen, navigate to Settings > System Update.
You will be asked to Select an update method.
Pick Update via Internet. Ensure you have a sturdy internet connection for the update to go smoothly.
Press the Start option on your screen.
Your PS3 will now start Downloading update data.
After completion, the Installation process should begin.
2) Via USB
Open your PC.
Connect a USB with at least 320 MB of free storage to your computer.
Once connected, open the USB Disk on the computer.
Create a folder named PS3.
Click on the PS3 folder and create another sub-folder, UPDATE.
Choose the Settings > System Update > Update via Storage Media.
Your console will begin copying the updated data from the USB.
The installation will start following the completion of the process.
If you are an avid PS4 gamer, you would occasionally need to update your PS4 to run games and streaming software without any hindrances. Here is a method I used to update the PS4 console via the Internet and USB:
1) Update Via Internet
You will see many icons at the bottom of the blue home screen.
Go to Settings > System Software Update.
The next screen will say, An Update file has been downloaded.
Select the Update button on your screen.
Your PS4 will now restart.
A black screen will appear next to initiate the Installing update file.
I recommend updating your PlayStation as soon as new software updates are available. The console will notify you whenever an update is available through a pop-up, or you can look for it through the PlayStation settings. In addition, system crashes, freezing, and malfunctioning apps and games are a few other signs indicating that it is time to update your console’s software (if available).
Performing a software update on your PS console will not erase any saved data, for example, game progress, media, music, etc.
Can I Use Any USB Drive To Update My PlayStation?
It would be best if you use a USB formatted as "FAT32" with at least 2GB of free space for the update to go smoothly.
What Do I Do If My PS4 Won't Update?
You can try a few things if your P4 won't update; for instance, check your internet connection, restart your console, rebuild its database from the safe mode, free some storage on the console, and more.