Playing video games on PS4 is fun and fun, but sometimes developers just need to fix bugs that arise in them. That's what updates are for. PS4 can be set to automatically update - games will update in the background or when the console is in standby mode. You can also update games manually - to do this, select the game, and then download and install the update.
Method 1 of 2: Automatic Updates
Step 1. Turn on your PS4
To do this, press the central button of the controller. If a page opens asking you to press the specified button, press it again. On the next page "Who uses the controller?" select your profile and click the "X" button.
Step 2. Go to the page with the "Settings" menu
The orange and white settings icon looks like a toolbar and sits between the power settings icon and the trophy menu icon. Use the D-pad or left stick to select the settings icon and then press the X on the controller to open the Settings menu.
Step 3. Scroll down to the System option
You will find it between the "Access" and "Initialize" options. Now press the "X" on the controller.
Step 4. Scroll down to the "Automatic download" option
This is the second option from the top (between System Information and Voice Operation Settings). Now press the "X" on the controller.
Step 5. Check the box next to Application update files
Press the X button on your controller to enable automatic updates for games and applications. This option is located between the "Saved Data" and "Automatic Installation" options.
Step 6. Open the Power Saving Settings menu
Press "O" twice on your controller to return to the Settings menu page and then scroll down to the Power Saving Settings option. This menu is marked with a two-handed battery icon. Press the X on the controller to open the Energy Saving Settings menu.
Step 7. Select the options you want
Check the box next to the second option "Select functions available in standby mode". In this case, games will be updated even when the console is in standby mode. If you like to play remotely, also check the box next to "Allow the PS4 to turn on over the network."
Step 8. Enter standby mode before turning off your console
Hold the center button of your controller and then use the D-pad or left joystick to scroll down to the Power section. Now select the "Put PS4 to Standby" option.
Method 2 of 2: Manual update
Step 1. Select the application you want to update from the main menu
When you turn on your PS4 and log into your account, use the D-pad or left stick to select the game you want.
Step 2. Check for updates
Once you've selected a game, press the settings button on your controller. Now scroll down to the Check for Updates option in the pop-up menu.
Step 3. Download updates if available
If updates are available, the message "There is an update available for this application" is displayed. Then you will be prompted to go to the downloads page - to do this, press the "X" on the controller.
If the game does not need to be updated, a message will be displayed
Step 4. Select a game and download updates
The downloads page will display a list of updates for all installed games and applications. Select the game you want by pressing the "X" on your controller, and then confirm your actions.
- It will take some time to download the update, which depends on the size of the update file.
- You can play games while installing the update.