How to Update PS4 Games
How to Update PS4 Games -Playing video games on PS4 is great fun, but game developers often need to fix bugs and glitches in their games. Fortunately, updating PS4 games is very easy. The most practical way is to turn on automatic downloads which will allow games to update in the background while the PS4 is in standby mode . Otherwise, you can update your games manually by selecting the game you want to play and then downloading and installing the update.
Setting Up Automatic Updates
Turn on the PS4 by pressing the central button on the controller. Press this button again when you see an additional screen asking you to do so. Select the user profile on the next screen where it says “ Who is using this controller ?” (Who uses this controller?) Then, press the “X” button. 
Press the top button on the controller and scroll to the “ settings ” screen. The settings button is white and orange with the logo of the device box in a white circle. You can find it between the power options and the trophies menu options. Use the D-pad (directional pad) or left thumb stick to go to the settings menu options, then press “X” to access them. 
Scroll down until you find “ system ” in the menu options. The “ system ” option is between “ accessibility ” and “ initialization ”. Press “X” on the controller to access it. 
Scroll down to “ automatic downloads and uploads ”. This menu option is second from the top, between “ system information ” and “ voice operation settings ” (voice operational settings). Press “X” on the controller to access it. 
Put a tick next to “ application update files ” (application update files). Press “X” button on controller after finding “ application update files ”, you will enable automatic download in games and apps. The “ application update files ” option is between “ saved data ” and “ install automatically ”. 
Go to the “ power settings ” menu. Press “O” twice on the controller to return to the “ settings ” menu screen, then scroll down to the “ power settings ” option. This menu option has a small white logo next to the shape of 2 hands holding up the battery. Press the “X” button on the controller to access the menu after finding it. 
Set the functions you want to be available in idle mode. Select the second menu option, “ set functions available in rest mode ”. This allows the game to update even when in rest mode. If you are a remote user, we recommend also selecting “ enable turning on of PS4 from network ”. 
Put the PS4 into rest mode before turning off the console. Hold down the central button on the controller, then use the D-pad or left stick to go to the “ power ” option. Scroll down, and select “ put PS4 in standby mode ”. 
Updating Games Manually
Select the app you want to update on the main menu. After turning on your PS4 and accessing your account, use the D-pad or left stick to navigate to the game you want to update. 
Check for updates via the options menu. While still selecting the game you want to update, press the options button on your controller. Scroll down to “ check for update ” in the menu that appears. 
Go to downloads when the game is ready to update. If an update is available, you will receive a notification that says ” An update file for this application is available “. Then, you will be asked to go to the download screen. Press the “X” button on the controller to access the screen.
- If a game doesn’t need an update, PS4 will let you know.
Choose a game and start downloading. On the download screen, you will see a full list of all available updates for apps and games. Select the game you want to update by pressing the “X” button on your controller, then confirm the game update.
- Game updates will take some time. The update time depends on the size of the update file.
You can play the game while the update is in progress.
- You can’t update PS4 games if the console isn’t connected to the internet.