What does updating your PS4 do?

Always update your PS4™ system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you’ll enjoy additional features, improved usability, and enhanced security. Select (Settings) > [System Software Update] to make sure your system has the latest version of the system software.

What happens if you don’t update your PS4?

If you’re not on the most recent mandatory update, you’ll be kicked off the network until you update the console. Once you’re kicked off the network, a PS4 becomes a paperweight in today’s digital era as you’ll lose access to all digital content, patches, and online play.

What are the features of PS4?

PS4 Pro

Main processor Single-chip custom processor CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size 500GB/1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265x39x288 mm (width x height x lenght) (excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.1 kg

How do I know what version my PS4 is?

  1. When you need to check your console’s system software version and network addresses, go to Settings > System > System Information.
  2. This menu shows you your system software version, PS4 console name, IP Address and MAC Address.

Why is my PS4 updating so slow?

Close Background Applications. One of the biggest culprits for slow PS4 downloads is having a game running. When you have a game or app open, the PS4 prioritizes it over anything working in the background. When you want a download to complete as soon as possible, you should close everything else.

Is the PS5 rest mode issue fixed?

Since the PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, owners have reported console crashes and total hardware failures after putting the system in rest mode. Sony has released a handful of system updates since the console’s launch, but it doesn’t appear that the rest mode issues have been definitively resolved.

What is safe mode on PS4?

Safe Mode allows you to start your PlayStation console with only the most basic functions active. The Safe Mode options are designed to help you solve issues by rebuilding the console storage database, changing your resolution or “hard” resetting the console to its factory settings.

Is PS4 update necessary?

Like all modern games and apps, the games on your PS4 need to be updated occasionally as the developers fix bugs and make changes to the software. You can let your PS4 do this automatically in the background, which is convenient because it will even do this when the PS4 is in standby mode.