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PS4 system update 1.62 released

PS4 system update 1.62 released

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An update to the PlayStation 4 system software was released on 18 March 2014. If you update your PS4 system, the system software version will be 1.62 and the following features will be updated. In order to download PS4 system software version 1.62, you will need a minimum 320MB of free space on either the PS4 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).

Main features in system software update version 1.62

  • Operation quality during use of some applications has been improved.

Note:

  • Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the PS4 system software.
  • Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS4 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS4 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS4 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.

Update Methods
You can update the PS4 system software by any of the methods described below. To confirm that the update was completed successfully, once the update process is completed, go to the function screen and select (Settings) > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update file you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.

Update using the Internet
Use your PS4 system’s network update feature to update the system.

Update using a disc
Use an update file contained on a game disc to update the system.

Update using a computer
This update method can be used if your PS4 system is not connected to the Internet. Download the update file to your computer, and then save it on a USB storage device. Copy the saved file to the system storage of your PS4 system to update the system.

To update using the Internet

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS4 system
  • Internet connection (wired or wireless)

Before using the network update feature, you must configure your PS4 system’s network settings. For details, refer to the user’s guide for your PS4 system.

On the function screen, select (Settings) > [System Software Update]. Your system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. When downloading is complete, a notification message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. On the function screen, select (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

To update using a disc

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS4 system
  • A disc that contains an update file

When you play a disc that contains a later version of the system software, a screen is displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

To update using a computer

To initialise your PS4 system and perform a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disk drive, click here and follow the directions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be careful when using an update file for reinstallation. All users and all data will be deleted.

For the standard update procedure, follow the steps below.

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PS4 system
  • Computer connected to the Internet
  • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive

    * There must be approximately 300MB of free space.

1) On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.
Using a computer, create a folder named “PS4”. Inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”.

2) Download the update file, and save it in the “UPDATE” folder you created in step 1.
Save the file with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP”.

System software update version 1.62: DOWNLOAD NOW

3) Turn off the power of your PS4 system completely. Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit orange, touch the power button on the PS4 system for at least seven seconds (until the system beeps a second time).

4) Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4 system, and then touch the power button for at least seven seconds. The PS4 system starts in safe mode.

5) Select [Update System Software]. Follow the screens to complete the installation.

If your PS4 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

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