How To Enable and Disable PS5 Automatic Updates

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Sackboy PS5
Sackboy PS5
NamePlayStation 5
Release DateNovember 12th, 2020 / November 19th, 2020
Price£449, $499, €499 (disc) / £359, $399, €399 (digital)
Backwards CompatPS4

PlayStation 5 allows you to set up automatic updates for games as well as system software. Moreover, players will get to control how much power their PS5 is consuming and can choose how updates take place in rest mode.

How to Change Automatic System Software Update on PS5

Here is how you can enable or disable automatic system updates on your PlayStation 5:

– Start your PlayStation 5 and go to “Settings” (the gear icon on the top right bar).
– Navigate to “System” > “System Software” > “System Software Update and Settings”.
– Here you can enable or disable the “Download Update Files Automatically” option. You can also choose whether or not to “Install Update Files Automatically”.


How to Set Up Automatic Game Updates on PS5

Besides system software updates, you can also set up automatic game updates (patches) on your PlayStation 5. Follow these steps:

– Go to “Settings”.
– Navigate to “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” > “Automatic Updates”.
– Turn on “Auto-Download” and “Auto-Install in Rest Mode”.


How to Keep Your PS5 Connected to the Internet

When the PS5 is in rest mode, the screen turns off and the system enters a low-power state. You can choose to keep your system connected to the internet even in rest mode so that it can download updates. Here is how to do it:

– Again, go to “Settings” > “System”.
– Navigate to “Power Saving” > “Features Available in Rest Mode”.
– Turn on “Stay Connected to the Internet”.

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