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How to update system software on PS Vita

The last system software update for Sony PS Vita was released on November 28, 2017 — version 3.67, which improves the quality of the system performance.

Keeping your PS Vita updated with the latest system software update is important as then you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security.

Things to keep in mind before starting the update

  • Do not turn off the power or remove the memory card for your PS Vita system during the update process. Interrupting the update can cause a system malfunction.
  • It might not be possible to start the update if the battery charge level is low.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.
  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online or on a PS Vita card by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
  • Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website.

If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a PS Vita system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS Vita system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the PS Vita system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Interactive Entertainment.

How to update system software on PS Vita

You can update system software on PS Vita using these 4 methods:

Update using Wi-Fi

Use the Wi-Fi feature of your PS Vita system to update the system via the Internet.

You must configure your PS Vita system’s network settings. For details, refer to your PS Vita system’s user’s guide.

To perform an update using Wi-Fi, select Settings > Start > System Update > Update Using Wi-Fi in a location that has an access point you can use.

Your PS Vita 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. Follow the screens to complete the update.

You might not be able to perform an update using data transfer over a mobile network (3G/4G).

Update by connecting to a PS3 system

Use the network feature of a PS3 system to update the system via the Internet.

  • The system software must be version 4.00 or later.
  • Prepare a connection to the Internet.

You must configure the PS3 system’s network settings. For details, refer to the PS3 system’s user’s guide.

  • Connect your PS Vita system to the PS3 system using a USB cable.
  • All open applications must be closed, and User must be selected.
  • On your PS Vita system, select Settings > Start > System Update > Update by Connecting to a PS3 system.

Your PS Vita 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. Follow the screens to complete the update.

Update by connecting to a PC

Use the computer’s network feature (Windows/Mac) to update the system via the Internet.

  • Connect to the Internet.
  • Download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation on the computer. You can download it here.
  • Check that Content Manager Assistant is running on the computer.
    Windows: Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
    Mac: Look for the Content Manager Assistant icon in the menu bar.
  • Connect your PS Vita system and the computer using a USB cable.
  • On the PS Vita system, select Settings > Start > System Update > Update by Connecting to a PC.

‎Your PS Vita 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. Follow the screens to complete the update.

Update using a PS Vita card

Use an update file contained on a PS Vita card that contains an update file to update the system.

When you start a game that contains an update file for a later version, a screen will be displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

How to update software on PS TV

You can update system software on PlayStation TV using these 2 methods:

Update by connecting to the Internet

Use the network feature of a PS TV system to update the system via the Internet.

You must configure your PS TV system’s network settings. For details, refer to your PS TV system’s user’s guide.

When you select Settings > Start > System Update, the PS TV 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. Follow the screens to complete the update.

Update using a PS Vita card

Download the update file to your computer, and then save it on the USB flash drive. Copy the saved file to your PS TV system to update the system.

  • On the USB flash drive, create folders for saving the update file.
    Using a computer, create a folder named PSVITA on the USB flash drive. Inside that folder, create another folder named UPDATE.
  • Download the update file, and save it in the UPDATE folder you created in step 1.
    Save the file with the file name PSVUPDAT.PUP”.
    Click here to start the download.
  • Turn off the power of your PS TV system completely.
  • Press and hold the Power button on your PS TV system for at least seven seconds to turn on the power. The system starts in safe mode.
  • Connect a controller using a USB cable, and then press the PS button.
  • Select Update System Software > Update from USB Storage Device.
  • Connect the USB flash drive that the update file is saved on to your PS TV system.

Follow the screens to complete the update.

If your PS TV 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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