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Support: System Software Updates

Playstation®Vita System Software Update

System Update History


Version 3.30
October 02, 2014

Version 3.18
August 06, 2014

Version 3.15
April 30, 2014

Version 3.12
March 28, 2014

Version 3.10
March 25, 2014

Version 3.01
December 5, 2013

Version 3.00
November 5, 2013

Version 2.61
August 29, 2013

Version 2.60
August 6, 2013

Version 2.12
May 8, 2013

Version 2.11
April 16, 2013

Version 2.10
March 26, 2013

Version 2.06
March 12, 2013

Version 2.05
January 24, 2013

Version 2.02
December 19, 2012

Version 2.01
December 4, 2012

Version 2.00
November 20, 2012

Version 1.81
September 25, 2012

Version 1.80
August 29, 2012

Version 1.69
June 12, 2012

Version 1.67
April 12, 2012

Version 1.66
April 4, 2012

Version 1.61
Feb 21, 2012

Version 1.60
Feb 8, 2012

    Main features in system software update version 3.30

    (Settings)

  • Added [Theme & Background]. You can download themes from (PS Store) to change the icons and backgrounds displayed on the home screen.
  • (Trophies)

  • You can now see how rare a trophy is. Select (PSNSM) and select the title.
  • (Calendar)

  • You can now add other players besides your Friends when you create events.
  • You can now save events received through (Messages) and (E-mail). Select the (calendar file) inside the message to view the event, then select (Options) > [Add to Calendar] to save the event to your calendar.
  • Other

  • References to the product name on VTE-1000 series system screens have been changed to [PlayStation®TV] or [PS TV].
  • You can now adjust the volume level of your PS TV system. Press and hold the PS button, and then select [Master Volume] on the screen that is displayed.

  • Other new or revised features in version 3.30

    (Browser)

  • You can now close all windows at once. Select (Window) > (Options) > [Close All Windows] > [OK].
  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.
  • (Calendar)

  • LiveAreaTM can now display up to 6 events scheduled today or later.
  • You can now set the color of the days in the calendar. Select (Options) > [Settings] > [Day Color] on the calendar screen.
  • (Content Manager)

  • The operation guarantee for the Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® has terminated for Mac OS X Leopard and Microsoft® Windows® XP. For details about the operating environment for the Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation®, click here
  • (Settings)

  • [Noumea] was added to [Date & Time] > [Time Zone].
  • Support for Daylight Savings Time was added for Wellington (New Zealand).
  • Several languages were added to [Devices] > [External Keyboard] > [Type]. Languages other than Japanese and English can be typed from a Bluetooth® keyboard connected to a PS Vita system or PS TV system.
  • Other

  • You can now use four wireless controllers simultaneously with a PS TV system.
    • Some games have a set number of controllers that can be used simultaneously to play.
    • Up to two players can now play simultaneously on the (PS4 Link) remote play.

    Main features in system software update version 3.18 (including 3.15, 3.12 and 3.10)

    New for 3.18:

    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    New for 3.15:

    (PS4™ Link)

  • You can now perform device registration (pairing) for remote play via the Internet. When registering a device via the Internet, registration is performed automatically. You do not have to enter any numbers for registration.
    • If you have not already set the current PlayStation®4 as your primary system, you must select (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4™] > [Activate].
  • Default button assignments for remote play have been changed.
    To verify button assignments, press the PS button, and then select (Button Guide) in the toolbar that is displayed.
  • (Settings) has been added to the toolbar that is displayed when you press the PS button while using remote play. You can adjust whether feedback is shown on the screen when you touch the screen (touchscreen) or the rear touch pad.
  • To connect to a PS4™ system using remote play with a PS Vita system that has been updated to system software version 3.15, the system software of the PS4™ system must be version 1.70 or later.

    New for 3.12

    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    New for 3.10

    (Messages)

  • You can now send and receive voice messages.
    Select (Attach) on the message entry screen, and then follow the screens.
  • (Calendar)

  • The (Calendar) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    In the Calendar application, you can manage upcoming events. When creating an event, you can associate an application, such as a game, and add information about Friends who might participate in the event. You can also send the event to others using applications such as (Messages) and (Email), and sync events with Google Calendar.
  • (Content Manager)

  • [Manage Content on Memory Card] has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now verify the allocation of data on the memory card, delete applications and saved data, and manage content.
    • Due to this feature update, (Settings) > [Application Data Management] has been removed.
  • Other

  • Up to 500 application icons can now be displayed on the home screen.
    • This number includes icons inside folders.

  • Other new or revised features in version 3.12 (with 3.10)

    (Messages)

  • You can now change the title of a message with two or more other members, if the message has (Messages with other players) displayed next to it. From the message entry screen, select (Options) > [Change Title].
  • (Parental Controls)

  • You can now restrict (PS Store) from starting.
  • You can now also use (Parental Controls) to adjust settings for a service to block the display of objectionable websites. Select [Features] > [Trend Micro Web Security].
    • User responsible for additional fees.
  • (Videos)

  • [Size] has been added as a sorting option for items in the content list.
  • (Music)

  • You can now perform a keyword search for content on a connected computer. The list of categories or content on the connected computer is displayed on your system, and you can select (Search) in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • (Photos)

  • You can now adjust settings so that the screen does not automatically rotate when you move or tilt your PS Vita system. To stop the screen from rotating, view any image or video, and then select (Options) > [Settings] > [Rotate Screen Automatically] to remove the checkmark.
  • [Freeform] has been added as a shooting mode for the panoramic camera.
  • (Settings)

  • [Date & Time] > [Daylight Saving] has been removed, and [Adjust Daylight Saving Automatically] has been added. To make automatic adjustments for daylight saving, enable this feature.
    • This item is only available if you set your region in [Date & Time] > [Time Zone] to a region that implements daylight saving.
  • [30 Minutes] has been added as a setting for [Power Save Settings] > [Enter Standby Mode Automatically].
  • Other

  • You can now use a Bluetooth® keyboard with the PS Vita system. You can enter English or Japanese.

    Main features in system software update version 3.15 (including 3.12 and 3.10)

    New for 3.15:

    (PS4™ Link)

  • You can now perform device registration (pairing) for remote play via the Internet. When registering a device via the Internet, registration is performed automatically. You do not have to enter any numbers for registration.
    • If you have not already set the current PlayStation®4 as your primary system, you must select (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4™] > [Activate].
  • Default button assignments for remote play have been changed.
    To verify button assignments, press the PS button, and then select (Button Guide) in the toolbar that is displayed.
  • (Settings) has been added to the toolbar that is displayed when you press the PS button while using remote play. You can adjust whether feedback is shown on the screen when you touch the screen (touchscreen) or the rear touch pad.
  • To connect to a PS4™ system using remote play with a PS Vita system that has been updated to system software version 3.15, the system software of the PS4™ system must be version 1.70 or later.

    New for 3.12:

    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    New for 3.10:

    (Messages)

  • You can now send and receive voice messages.
    Select (Attach) on the message entry screen, and then follow the screens.
  • (Calendar)

  • The (Calendar) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    In the Calendar application, you can manage upcoming events. When creating an event, you can associate an application, such as a game, and add information about Friends who might participate in the event. You can also send the event to others using applications such as (Messages) and (Email), and sync events with Google Calendar.
  • (Content Manager)

  • [Manage Content on Memory Card] has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now verify the allocation of data on the memory card, delete applications and saved data, and manage content.
    • Due to this feature update, (Settings) > [Application Data Management] has been removed.
  • Other

  • Up to 500 application icons can now be displayed on the home screen.
    • This number includes icons inside folders.

  • Other new or revised features in version 3.12 (with 3.10)

    (Messages)

  • You can now change the title of a message with two or more other members, if the message has (Messages with other players) displayed next to it. From the message entry screen, select (Options) > [Change Title].
  • (Parental Controls)

  • You can now restrict (PS Store) from starting.
  • You can now also use (Parental Controls) to adjust settings for a service to block the display of objectionable websites. Select [Features] > [Trend Micro Web Security].
    • User responsible for additional fees.
  • (Videos)

  • [Size] has been added as a sorting option for items in the content list.
  • (Music)

  • You can now perform a keyword search for content on a connected computer. The list of categories or content on the connected computer is displayed on your system, and you can select (Search) in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • (Photos)

  • You can now adjust settings so that the screen does not automatically rotate when you move or tilt your PS Vita system. To stop the screen from rotating, view any image or video, and then select (Options) > [Settings] > [Rotate Screen Automatically] to remove the checkmark.
  • [Freeform] has been added as a shooting mode for the panoramic camera.
  • (Settings)

  • [Date & Time] > [Daylight Saving] has been removed, and [Adjust Daylight Saving Automatically] has been added. To make automatic adjustments for daylight saving, enable this feature.
    • This item is only available if you set your region in [Date & Time] > [Time Zone] to a region that implements daylight saving.
  • [30 Minutes] has been added as a setting for [Power Save Settings] > [Enter Standby Mode Automatically].
  • Other

  • You can now use a Bluetooth® keyboard with the PS Vita system. You can enter English or Japanese.

    Main features in system software update version 3.12 (including 3.10)

    New for 3.12

    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    New for 3.10

    (Messages)

  • You can now send and receive voice messages.
    Select (Attach) on the message entry screen, and then follow the screens.
  • (Calendar)

  • The (Calendar) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    In the Calendar application, you can manage upcoming events. When creating an event, you can associate an application, such as a game, and add information about Friends who might participate in the event. You can also send the event to others using applications such as (Messages) and (Email), and sync events with Google Calendar.
  • (Content Manager)

  • [Manage Content on Memory Card] has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now verify the allocation of data on the memory card, delete applications and saved data, and manage content.
    • Due to this feature update, (Settings) > [Application Data Management] has been removed.
  • Other

  • Up to 500 application icons can now be displayed on the home screen.
    • This number includes icons inside folders.

  • Other new or revised features in version 3.10

    (Messages)

  • You can now change the title of a message with two or more other members, if the message has (Messages with other players) displayed next to it. From the message entry screen, select (Options) > [Change Title].
  • (Parental Controls)

  • You can now restrict (PS Store) from starting.
  • You can now also use (Parental Controls) to adjust settings for a service to block the display of objectionable websites. Select [Features] > [Trend Micro Web Security].
    • User responsible for additional fees.
  • (Videos)

  • [Size] has been added as a sorting option for items in the content list.
  • (Music)

  • You can now perform a keyword search for content on a connected computer. The list of categories or content on the connected computer is displayed on your system, and you can select (Search) in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • (Photos)

  • You can now adjust settings so that the screen does not automatically rotate when you move or tilt your PS Vita system. To stop the screen from rotating, view any image or video, and then select (Options) > [Settings] > [Rotate Screen Automatically] to remove the checkmark.
  • [Freeform] has been added as a shooting mode for the panoramic camera.
  • (Settings)

  • [Date & Time] > [Daylight Saving] has been removed, and [Adjust Daylight Saving Automatically] has been added. To make automatic adjustments for daylight saving, enable this feature.
    • This item is only available if you set your region in [Date & Time] > [Time Zone] to a region that implements daylight saving.
  • [30 Minutes] has been added as a setting for [Power Save Settings] > [Enter Standby Mode Automatically].
  • Other

  • You can now use a Bluetooth® keyboard with the PS Vita system. You can enter English or Japanese.

    Main features in system software update version 3.10

    (Messages)

  • You can now send and receive voice messages.
    Select (Attach) on the message entry screen, and then follow the screens.
  • (Calendar)

  • The (Calendar) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    In the Calendar application, you can manage upcoming events. When creating an event, you can associate an application, such as a game, and add information about Friends who might participate in the event. You can also send the event to others using applications such as (Messages) and (Email), and sync events with Google Calendar.
  • (Content Manager)

  • [Manage Content on Memory Card] has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now verify the allocation of data on the memory card, delete applications and saved data, and manage content.
    • Due to this feature update, (Settings) > [Application Data Management] has been removed.
  • Other

  • Up to 500 application icons can now be displayed on the home screen.
    • This number includes icons inside folders.

  • Other new or revised features in version 3.10

    (Messages)

  • You can now change the title of a message with two or more other members, if the message has (Messages with other players) displayed next to it. From the message entry screen, select (Options) > [Change Title].
  • (Parental Controls)

  • You can now restrict (PS Store) from starting.
  • You can now also use (Parental Controls) to adjust settings for a service to block the display of objectionable websites. Select [Features] > [Trend Micro Web Security].
    • User responsible for additional fees.
  • (Videos)

  • [Size] has been added as a sorting option for items in the content list.
  • (Music)

  • You can now perform a keyword search for content on a connected computer. The list of categories or content on the connected computer is displayed on your system, and you can select (Search) in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • (Photos)

  • You can now adjust settings so that the screen does not automatically rotate when you move or tilt your PS Vita system. To stop the screen from rotating, view any image or video, and then select (Options) > [Settings] > [Rotate Screen Automatically] to remove the checkmark.
  • [Freeform] has been added as a shooting mode for the panoramic camera.
  • (Settings)

  • [Date & Time] > [Daylight Saving] has been removed, and [Adjust Daylight Saving Automatically] has been added. To make automatic adjustments for daylight saving, enable this feature.
    • This item is only available if you set your region in [Date & Time] > [Time Zone] to a region that implements daylight saving.
  • [30 Minutes] has been added as a setting for [Power Save Settings] > [Enter Standby Mode Automatically].
  • Other

  • You can now use a Bluetooth® keyboard with the PS Vita system. You can enter English or Japanese.

    Main features in system software update version 3.01 (including 3.00)

    New for 3.01

    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    New for 3.00

    (PS4™ Link)

  • The (PS4™ Link) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    With this application, you can use your system to remotely control a PlayStation®4 system. When you are playing a game on the PS4™ system, you can also display information from that game on your system using the second screen feature.
  • (Parental Controls)

  • The (Parental Controls) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    You can manage the duration children and teenagers can play, and the use of games and videos that have parental controls. You can also manage the ability of children and teenagers to use system features as necessary. To adjust settings, you must enter the passcode you entered when you first started the (Parental Controls) application.
  • (Photos)

  • (Panoramic Camera) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now use Omnidirectional, Tall and Wide, and other modes to take panoramic photos. You can also view the photos you take.
  • (Friends)

  • The application layout has been improved.
  • (Messages)

  • The (Group Messaging) application name and icon have been changed to (Messages).
  • The application layout has been improved.
  • You can now send and receive messages with friends and players who use PS4™ systems or PlayStation®App.
  • (Party)

  • The icon for the (Party) application has been changed to (Party).
  • You can now voice chat and text chat with friends and players who use PS4™ systems.


  • Other new or revised features in version 3.01 (including 3.00)

    PSNSM

  • "PlayStation®Network" has been renamed "PSNSM".
  • (Email)

  • You can now sync the contacts saved in your email account from services such as Gmail™ (Google's email service) or Yahoo! Mail, and then use, edit, or delete these contacts on your system. To sync your contacts, you must adjust settings for your CardDAV account.
    Select (Contact List) > (Options) > [CardDAV Settings] > [Add CardDAV Account], and then follow the screens.
  • (Content Manager)

    You can now use Wi-Fi to connect your system with a PS3™ system, and transfer data between them.

  • Connect the PS3™ system to a wireless access point, and then connect the PS3™ system with your system using the access point. Your system and the PS3™ system must be connected within the same network.
    • To use this feature, the system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.50 or later.
  • When copying PSP™Game software from a PS3™ system to your system, your system now checks if update data is available. If available, it is automatically downloaded.
    • To use this feature, the system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.50 or later.
  • (PS3™ Remote Play)

  • The (Remote Play) application name and icon have been changed to (PS3™ Remote Play).
  • (Settings)

  • [Download Update File for System Software] under [PSNSM] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] has been moved to [System] > [Auto-Start Settings], and now anyone can use this feature.

Main features in system software update version 3.00

    (PS4™ Link)

  • The (PS4™ Link) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    With this application, you can use your system to remotely control a PlayStation®4 system. When you are playing a game on the PS4™ system, you can also display information from that game on your system using the second screen feature.
  • (Parental Controls)

  • The (Parental Controls) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen.
    You can manage the duration children and teenagers can play, and the use of games and videos that have parental controls. You can also manage the ability of children and teenagers to use system features as necessary. To adjust settings, you must enter the passcode you entered when you first started the (Parental Controls) application.
  • (Photos)

  • (Panoramic Camera) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. You can now use Omnidirectional, Tall and Wide, and other modes to take panoramic photos. You can also view the photos you take.
  • (Friends)

  • The application layout has been improved.
  • (Messages)

  • The (Group Messaging) application name and icon have been changed to (Messages).
  • The application layout has been improved.
  • You can now send and receive messages with friends and players who use PS4™ systems or PlayStation®App.
  • (Party)

  • The icon for the (Party) application has been changed to (Party).
  • You can now voice chat and text chat with friends and players who use PS4™ systems.


  • Other new or revised features in version 3.00

    PSNSM

  • "PlayStation®Network" has been renamed "PSNSM".
  • (Email)

  • You can now sync the contacts saved in your email account from services such as Gmail™ (Google's email service) or Yahoo! Mail, and then use, edit, or delete these contacts on your system. To sync your contacts, you must adjust settings for your CardDAV account.
    Select (Contact List) > (Options) > [CardDAV Settings] > [Add CardDAV Account], and then follow the screens.
  • (Content Manager)

    You can now use Wi-Fi to connect your system with a PS3™ system, and transfer data between them.

  • Connect the PS3™ system to a wireless access point, and then connect the PS3™ system with your system using the access point. Your system and the PS3™ system must be connected within the same network.
    • To use this feature, the system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.50 or later.
  • When copying PSP™Game software from a PS3™ system to your system, your system now checks if update data is available. If available, it is automatically downloaded.
    • To use this feature, the system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.50 or later.
  • (PS3™ Remote Play)

  • The (Remote Play) application name and icon have been changed to (PS3™ Remote Play).
  • (Settings)

  • [Download Update File for System Software] under [PSNSM] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] has been moved to [System] > [Auto-Start Settings], and now anyone can use this feature.

Main features in system software update version 2.61 (including 2.60)

    PSN

  • It is now easier to access PSN servers so you can upload or download saved data. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
    Tap (PlayStation®Plus) on the LiveArea™ screen of each game.
  • (Music) / (Video)

  • You can now play content saved on a connected device, such as a PS3™ system or a computer, without copying the content to your PS Vita. Select the connected device from the list of categories, and then tap the content to play it instantly.
    • The Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer must be updated.
  • (Settings)

  • [Bluetooth® Settings] has been moved from [Network] settings to the newly added [Devices] settings
  • Other

  • You can now adjust network features from the menu that appears when you press and hold the PS button. > See details

  • Other new or revised features in version 2.61 (including 2.60)

    Home screen

  • You can now use the PS Vita system's buttons to customize the home screen. On the home screen, when you press a button on the PS Vita system, the cursor appears on the screen. To enter edit mode, press the button while the cursor is displayed.
  • Games

  • The method for displaying the menu in PSP™Game software and PSOne®Classics software has been changed. When a game is running, press and hold the PS button to display the menu.
  • (Trophies)

  • You can now adjust for each game whether to show the trophies you earned. Tap (PSN), and then tap the game you want to adjust settings for. Tap the (Options) > [Privacy Settings] > [Show Trophies for This Game] checkbox to set a checkmark to enable this setting.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now adjust playback settings, such as those for the screen and subtitles, while watching a streaming video on a Web page. Tap (Options) > [Settings] during playback.
  • (Video)

  • You can now make detailed adjustments to how closed captions are displayed. During playback, tap the (Options) > [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display as Specified by Content checkbox to remove the checkmark, and then tap [Advanced Settings] on the screen that is displayed.
  • (Content Manager)

  • The method for adjusting saved data auto-upload settings has been changed. Settings adjusted on the (Information) screen for each saved data item can now be adjusted with [Select Saved Data] under (Content Manager) > [Start] > (Online Storage) > [Saved Data Auto-Upload]. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
  • (Settings)

  • [Show Trophies] has been added under [PSN] > [Privacy Settings], and you can now adjust the range of who can see information about your earned trophies.

  • Other

    New for 2.61

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.60

    PSN

  • It is now easier to access PSN servers so you can upload or download saved data. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
    Tap (PlayStation®Plus) on the LiveArea™ screen of each game.
  • (Music) / (Video)

  • You can now play content saved on a connected device, such as a PS3™ system or a computer, without copying the content to your PS Vita. Select the connected device from the list of categories, and then tap the content to play it instantly.
    • The Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer must be updated.
  • (Settings)

  • [Bluetooth® Settings] has been moved from [Network] settings to the newly added [Devices] settings
  • Other

  • You can now adjust network features from the menu that appears when you press and hold the PS button. > See details
  • Other new or revised features in version 2.60

    Home screen

  • You can now use the PS Vita system's buttons to customize the home screen. On the home screen, when you press a button on the PS Vita system, the cursor appears on the screen. To enter edit mode, press the button while the cursor is displayed.
  • Games

  • The method for displaying the menu in PSP™Game software and PSOne®Classics software has been changed. When a game is running, press and hold the PS button to display the menu.
  • (Trophies)

  • You can now adjust for each game whether to show the trophies you earned. Tap (PSN), and then tap the game you want to adjust settings for. Tap the (Options) > [Privacy Settings] > [Show Trophies for This Game] checkbox to set a checkmark to enable this setting.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now adjust playback settings, such as those for the screen and subtitles, while watching a streaming video on a Web page. Tap (Options) > [Settings] during playback.
  • (Video)

  • You can now make detailed adjustments to how closed captions are displayed. During playback, tap the (Options) > [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display as Specified by Content checkbox to remove the checkmark, and then tap [Advanced Settings] on the screen that is displayed.
  • (Content Manager)

  • The method for adjusting saved data auto-upload settings has been changed. Settings adjusted on the (Information) screen for each saved data item can now be adjusted with [Select Saved Data] under (Content Manager) > [Start] > (Online Storage) > [Saved Data Auto-Upload]. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
  • (Settings)

  • [Show Trophies] has been added under [PSN] > [Privacy Settings], and you can now adjust the range of who can see information about your earned trophies.

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.12

    Main features in system software update version 2.12 (including 2.10 and 2.11)

    Home screen

  • You can now manage icons on the home screen in folders. > See details
  • An icon now appears on the info bar when a PS Vita card is inserted. > See details
  • (Browser)

  • You can now watch streaming videos on a web page > See details
  • (Email)

  • Email messages in HTML format can now be displayed. > See details
  • Up to five email addresses can now be added to a single contact. > See details
  • (Settings)

  • [Mute Automatically] has been added under [Sound & Display] as an option. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details

  • Other new or revised features in version 2.12 (including 2.10 and 2.11)

    PSN

  • Update files for your purchased PlayStation®Mobile format software can now be automatically downloaded. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.Tap the (Settings) > [Start] > [PSN] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] checkbox to set a checkmark.
    • A connection to the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection might be required to automatically update

    (PS Store)

  • When reporting content purchased from PlayStation®Mobile as inappropriate, details can now be included.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • Multiple contacts can now be selected at once when a new message is created. Contacts can be selected from [Friends] and [Party].
  • (Photos)

  • Still images can now be displayed in high resolution when enlarged
  • (Content Manager)

  • You can now upload or download saved data for games to (Online Storage) using a mobile network. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
  • When you copy PS Vita format software from a PS3™ system, you can now check whether update data is available and automatically download it.
    • The system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.40 or later.
  • You can now add a name to PS Vita system backup data when saving it to a PS3™ system or a computer (Windows®/Mac).
    • The system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.40 or later.
    • The Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer must be updated.
  • (Email)

  • [Body] has been added as a search target for email messages.
  • When you tap [Other] to add an email account, the information you add has been simplified.
  • Folder assignments of email accounts supporting IMAP have been improved.
  • All contacts can now be deleted at once. You can delete the contact list after tapping (Options) > [Settings] > [Format Email Application Database] to delete the account.
  • (Settings)

  • [Use Wi-Fi in Power Save Mode] has been added under [Power Save Settings] as an option.
  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings] has been removed.
  • Other

    New for 2.12

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 2.11

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 2.10

  • The layout of the home screen can now be saved on a memory card.

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.11

    Main features in system software update version 2.11 (including 2.10)

    Home screen

  • You can now manage icons on the home screen in folders. > See details
  • An icon now appears on the info bar when a PS Vita card is inserted.> See details
  • (Browser)

  • You can now watch streaming videos on a web page > See details
  • (Email)

  • Email messages in HTML format can now be displayed.> See details
  • Up to five email addresses can now be added to a single contact.> See details
  • (Settings)

  • [Mute Automatically] has been added under [Sound & Display] as an option. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details

  • Other new or revised features in version 2.11

    PSN

  • Update files for your purchased PlayStation®Mobile format software can now be automatically downloaded. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.Tap the (Settings) > [Start] > [PSN] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] checkbox to set a checkmark.
    • A connection to the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection might be required to automatically update

    (PS Store)

  • When reporting content purchased from PlayStation®Mobile as inappropriate, details can now be included.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • Multiple contacts can now be selected at once when a new message is created. Contacts can be selected from [Friends] and [Party].
  • (Photos)

  • Still images can now be displayed in high resolution when enlarged
  • (Content Manager)

  • You can now upload or download saved data for games to (Online Storage) using a mobile network. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
  • When you copy PS Vita format software from a PS3™ system, you can now check whether update data is available and automatically download it.
    • The system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.40 or later.
  • You can now add a name to PS Vita system backup data when saving it to a PS3™ system or a computer (Windows®/Mac).
    • The system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.40 or later.
    • The Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer must be updated.
  • (Email)

  • [Body] has been added as a search target for email messages.
  • When you tap [Other] to add an email account, the information you add has been simplified.
  • Folder assignments of email accounts supporting IMAP have been improved.
  • All contacts can now be deleted at once. You can delete the contact list after tapping (Options) > [Settings] > [Format Email Application Database] to delete the account.
  • (Settings)

  • [Use Wi-Fi in Power Save Mode] has been added under [Power Save Settings] as an option.
  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings] has been removed.
  • Other

    New for 2.11

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 2.10

  • The layout of the home screen can now be saved on a memory card.

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.10

    An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on March 26th, 2013. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.10.

    A PS Vita system software update is required to use PSN features and some features on the system. Also, downloading and installing the PS Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system's operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. It is recommended that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

    Main features in system software update version 2.10

    Home screen

  • You can now manage icons on the home screen in folders. > See details
  • An icon now appears on the info bar when a PS Vita card is inserted.> See details
  • (Browser)

  • You can now watch streaming videos on a web page > See details
  • (Email)

  • Email messages in HTML format can now be displayed.> See details
  • Up to five email addresses can now be added to a single contact.> See details
  • (Settings)

  • [Mute Automatically] has been added under [Sound & Display] as an option. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details

  • Other new or revised features in version 2.10

    PSN

  • Update files for your purchased PlayStation®Mobile format software can now be automatically downloaded. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.Tap the (Settings) > [Start] > [PSN] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] checkbox to set a checkmark.
    • A connection to the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection might be required to automatically update

    (PS Store)

  • When reporting content purchased from PlayStation®Mobile as inappropriate, details can now be included.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • Multiple contacts can now be selected at once when a new message is created. Contacts can be selected from [Friends] and [Party].
  • (Photos)

  • Still images can now be displayed in high resolution when enlarged
  • (Content Manager)

  • You can now upload or download saved data for games to (Online Storage) using a mobile network. To use this feature, a subscription to PlayStation®Plus is necessary.
  • When you copy PS Vita format software from a PS3™ system, you can now check whether update data is available and automatically download it.
    • The system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.40 or later.
  • You can now add a name to PS Vita system backup data when saving it to a PS3™ system or a computer (Windows®/Mac).
    • The system software of the PS3™ system must be version 4.40 or later.
    • The Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on your computer must be updated.
  • (Email)

  • [Body] has been added as a search target for email messages.
  • When you tap [Other] to add an email account, the information you add has been simplified.
  • Folder assignments of email accounts supporting IMAP have been improved.
  • All contacts can now be deleted at once. You can delete the contact list after tapping (Options) > [Settings] > [Format Email Application Database] to delete the account.
  • (Settings)

  • [Use Wi-Fi in Power Save Mode] has been added under [Power Save Settings] as an option.
  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings] has been removed.
  • Other

  • The layout of the home screen can now be saved on a memory card.

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.06

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on March 12, 2013. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.06. This PS Vita system software update is required to use PSN features and other features on the system.

If your PS Vita system software version is 2.06 (or later) you do not need to perform this update.

Main features in system software update version 2.06

    PSN

  • PlayStation®Plus is now supported. > See details
  • (near)

  • "near" has been redesigned to improve its usability.
  • (Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.
  • (Content Manager)

  • Usability has been improved.
  • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
  • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details
  • (Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details
  • (Settings)

  • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details
  • Other new or revised features in version 2.06

    Games

  • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
    The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
  • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
  • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.
  • (Trophies)

  • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PSN servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.
  • (Videos)

  • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
  • You can now play the video in slow motion.
  • You can now skip chapters.
  • Closed caption is now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
  • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PSN] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
  • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PSN].
  • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
  • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].
  • Other

    New in 2.06

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New in 2.05

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New in 2.02

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New in 2.01

  • An issue in a feature to connect to the Internet automatically and save data has been observed in the "Online Game Save" service for PlayStation®Plus members. This version of the system software addresses this issue.
  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 2.00

  • Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
  • In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.05

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on January 24, 2013. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.05. This PS Vita system software update is required to use PSN features and other features on the system.

If your PS Vita system software version is 2.05 (or later) you do not need to perform this update.

Main features in system software update version 2.05

    PSN

  • PlayStation®Plus is now supported. > See details
  • (near)

  • "near" has been redesigned to improve its usability.
  • (Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.
  • (Content Manager)

  • Usability has been improved.
  • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
  • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details
  • (Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details
  • (Settings)

  • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details
  • Other new or revised features in version 2.05

    Games

  • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
    The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
  • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
  • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.
  • (Trophies)

  • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PSN servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.
  • (Videos)

  • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
  • You can now play the video in slow motion.
  • You can now skip chapters.
  • Closed caption is now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
  • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PSN] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
  • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PSN].
  • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
  • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].
  • Other

    New in 2.05

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New in 2.02

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New in 2.01

  • An issue in a feature to connect to the Internet automatically and save data has been observed in the "Online Game Save" service for PlayStation®Plus members. This version of the system software addresses this issue.
  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 2.00

  • Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
  • In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.02

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on December 19th, 2012. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.02.

A PS Vita system software update is required to use PSN features and some features on the system. Also, downloading and installing the PS Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system's operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. It is recommended that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

Main features in system software update version 2.02

    PSN

  • PlayStation®Plus is now supported. > See details
  • (near)

  • "near" has been redesigned to improve its usability.
  • (Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.
  • (Content Manager)

  • Usability has been improved.
  • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
  • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details
  • (Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details
  • (Settings)

  • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details
  • Other new or revised features in version 2.02

    Games

  • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
    The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
  • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
  • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.
  • (Trophies)

  • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PSN servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.
  • (Videos)

  • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
  • You can now play the video in slow motion.
  • You can now skip chapters.
  • Closed caption is now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
  • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PSN] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
  • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PSN].
  • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
  • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].
  • Other

    New in 2.02

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New in 2.01

  • An issue in a feature to connect to the Internet automatically and save data has been observed in the "Online Game Save" service for PlayStation®Plus members. This version of the system software addresses this issue.
  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 2.00

  • Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
  • In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.01

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on December 4th, 2012. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.01.

A PS Vita system software update is required to use PSN features and some features on the system. Also, downloading and installing the PS Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system's operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. It is recommended that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

Main features in system software update version 2.01

    PSN

  • PlayStation®Plus is now supported. > See details
  • (near)

  • "near" has been redesigned to improve its usability.
  • (Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.
  • (Content Manager)

  • Usability has been improved.
  • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
  • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details
  • (Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details
  • (Settings)

  • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details
  • Other new or revised features in version 2.01

    Games

  • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
    The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
  • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
  • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.
  • (Trophies)

  • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PSN servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.
  • (Videos)

  • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
  • You can now play the video in slow motion.
  • You can now skip chapters.
  • Closed caption is now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
  • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PSN] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
  • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PSN].
  • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
  • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].
  • Other

  • Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
  • In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details

PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 2.00

An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on November 20th, 2012. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.01.

A PS Vita system software update is required to use PSN features and some features on the system. Also, downloading and installing the PS Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system's operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. It is recommended that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.

Main features in system software update version 2.00

    PSN

  • PlayStation®Plus is now supported. > See details
  • (near)

  • "near" has been redesigned to improve its usability.
  • (Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.
  • (Content Manager)

  • Usability has been improved.
  • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
  • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details
  • (Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details
  • (Settings)

  • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
  • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details
  • Other new or revised features in version 2.00

    Games

  • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
  • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
    The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
  • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
  • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.
  • (Trophies)

  • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PSN servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.
  • (Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.
  • (Videos)

  • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
  • You can now play the video in slow motion.
  • You can now skip chapters.
  • Closed caption is now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
  • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PSN] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
  • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PSN].
  • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
  • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].
  • Other

  • Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
  • In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details

The PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 1.81

    Games

  • You can now download and play PS one® Classics (PlayStation® Format software) on your PS Vita system.
    > See details
  • (Group Messaging)

  • You can now use the camera while creating a message to take a photo and attach it to the message. > See details
  • (Music)

  • You can now use playlists. > See details
  • (Videos)

  • Variable speed playback, fast-rewind and fast-forward, repeat play, and thumbnail auto-generation are now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • You can now control the home screen and some features in applications using the buttons on your PS Vita system. > See details
  • A Japanese keyboard (syllabary layout) has been added. > See details

  • Other new or revised features in version 1.81

    Games

  • (Import Saved Data) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. This icon will only appear for games supporting this feature.
  • (Party)

  • You can now view a history of up to 100 chat messages or other information. Join a party from (Favorites), and then tap (Chat & Events).
  • (near)

  • The layout and display speed of the LiveArea™ screen have been improved.
  • Even when you cannot connect your PS Vita system to the Internet, the system periodically records information from Wi-Fi access points in the vicinity, and obtains the location data later when the system is connected to the Internet. > See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now delete multiple friend requests at once.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • [Create Message] has been removed from the LiveArea™ screen and options menu. It is now displayed on the screen that lists groups. > See details
  • You can no longer tap (New Message) on the LiveArea™ screen. To see a new message, tap [Start] and start Group Messaging application.
  • You can now delete groups on the screen that lists groups.
  • The method of selecting a recipient has been changed. Also, you can now select a recipient from the players in a party.
  • The general layout has been changed.
  • (Photos)

  • MPO files are now supported. Representative images for MPO files can be displayed.
  • The usability of the progress bar during video playback is improved. While dragging the knob of the progress bar to move to a desired location, you can now see the image for that location in the video.
  • Saving images after taking photos now completes faster.
  • Importing images and videos from a PS3™ system and a computer now completes faster.
  • You can now copy a photo or video using (Options) while a photo or video is displayed. Tap (Options) > [Copy] to copy a photo or video.
  • (Browser)

  • A feature to go back to the top of a page has been added.
  • You can now control some features with the rear touch pad.
  • The general layout has been changed.
  • (Remote Play)

  • (Cross-Controller) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. >See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now place a (User Flag) by touching and holding at a desired location.
  • You can now delete a (User Flag) using (Options) when a map is displayed. Tap (Options) > [Delete the Flag] to delete a flag.
  • A button to switch between (Search for Location) and (Search for Directions) has been added. > See details
  • The general layout has been changed.
  • (Settings)

  • [Notification Alert], [Notification Alert (PS Button)] and [Notification Alert (Sound)] under [Sound & Display] have been moved to the newly added category [Notifications]. These items have also been renamed as [Display Notifications], [Alert Using PS Button] and [Alert Using Sound] respectively.
  • The menu items under [Date & Time] > [Date & Time Settings] have been changed.
  • (Other)

    New for 1.81: System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    New for 1.80:

  • In (Videos), (Music), and (Photos), the layout of category lists has been improved.
  • The accuracy of location data that is obtained using GPS has been improved.
  • The layout of the screen that appears when you tap the notification indicator has been improved. >See details
  • The (Help) feature on the LiveArea™ screen has been improved.
  • The layout for activities has been improved.
  • While entering the text, you can do the following with buttons on your PS Vita system:
    • Delete characters to the left of the cursor by pressing the button
    • Close the keyboard by pressing the button

The PlayStation®Vita System Software Update 1.80

    Games

  • You can now download and play PlayStation® format software on your PS Vita system.
    > See details
  • (Group Messaging)

  • You can now use the camera while creating a message to take a photo and attach it to the message. > See details
  • (Music)

  • You can now use playlists. > See details
  • (Videos)

  • Variable speed playback, fast-rewind and fast-forward, repeat play, and thumbnail auto-generation are now supported.
  • (Settings)

  • You can now control the home screen and some features in applications using the buttons on your PS Vita system. > See details
  • A Japanese keyboard (syllabary layout) has been added. > See details


  • Other new or revised features in version 1.80

    Games

  • (Import Saved Data) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. This icon will only appear for games supporting this feature.
  • (Party)

  • You can now view a history of up to 100 chat messages or other information. Join a party from (Favorites), and then tap (Chat & Events).
  • (near)

  • The layout and display speed of the LiveArea™ screen have been improved.
  • Even when you cannot connect your PS Vita system to the Internet, the system periodically records information from Wi-Fi access points in the vicinity, and obtains the location data later when the system is connected to the Internet. > See details
  • (Friends)

  • You can now delete multiple friend requests at once.
  • (Group Messaging)

  • [Create Message] has been removed from the LiveArea™ screen and options menu. It is now displayed on the screen that lists groups. > See details
  • You can no longer tap (New Message) on the LiveArea™ screen. To see a new message, tap [Start] and start Group Messaging application.
  • You can now delete groups on the screen that lists groups.
  • The method of selecting a recipient has been changed. Also, you can now select a recipient from the players in a party.
  • The general layout has been changed.
  • (Photos)

  • MPO files are now supported. Representative images for MPO files can be displayed.
  • The usability of the progress bar during video playback is improved. While dragging the knob of the progress bar to move to a desired location, you can now see the image for that location in the video.
  • Saving images after taking photos now completes faster.
  • Importing images and videos from a PS3™ system and a computer now completes faster.
  • You can now copy a photo or video using (Options) while a photo or video is displayed. Tap (Options) > [Copy] to copy a photo or video.
  • (Browser)

  • A feature to go back to the top of a page has been added.
  • You can now control some features with the rear touch pad.
  • The general layout has been changed.
  • (Remote Play)

  • (Cross-Controller) has been added to the LiveArea™ screen. >See details
  • (Maps)

  • You can now place a (User Flag) by touching and holding at a desired location.
  • You can now delete a (User Flag) using (Options) when a map is displayed. Tap (Options) > [Delete the Flag] to delete a flag.
  • A button to switch between (Search for Location) and (Search for Directions) has been added. > See details
  • The general layout has been changed.
  • (Settings)

  • [Notification Alert], [Notification Alert (PS Button)] and [Notification Alert (Sound)] under [Sound & Display] have been moved to the newly added category [Notifications]. These items have also been renamed as [Display Notifications], [Alert Using PS Button] and [Alert Using Sound] respectively.
  • The menu items under [Date & Time] > [Date & Time Settings] have been changed.
  • (Other)

  • In (Videos), (Music), and (Photos), the layout of category lists has been improved.
  • The accuracy of location data that is obtained using GPS has been improved.
  • The layout of the screen that appears when you tap the notification indicator has been improved. >See details
  • The (Help) feature on the LiveArea™ screen has been improved.
  • The layout for activities has been improved.
  • While entering the text, you can do the following with buttons on your PS Vita system:
    • Delete characters to the left of the cursor by pressing the button
    • Close the keyboard by pressing the button
  • For details about these and other features, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.



Playstation®Vita System Software Update 1.69

System software has been improved.


Playstation®Vita System Software Update 1.67

An issue that freezes the game screen has been observed in some PlayStation®Vita format software when the camera is used in the game. The issue is addressed in this version of the system software.


Playstation®Vita System Software Update 1.66

  • [Notification Alert] has been added as a feature under (Settings) > [Sound & Display]. You can select whether you want to display notification messages when you receive new notifications.
  • [After 10 Minutes] has been added as an option under (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Auto Standby].
  • (New Activity) is now displayed on the LiveArea™ screen for a game when there is a new activity.
  • Depending on the language (and associated keyboard), you can now double tap (Shift) to enable the Caps Lock feature, in which you can enter uppercase letters sequentially. To clear the Caps Lock, tap (Shift) again.
  • Issues such as audio skipping and freezing of the game screen have been observed in some PlayStation®Vita format software. The issues are addressed in this version of the system software.

Playstation®Vita System Software Update 1.61

Your "PSN account" is now a "Sony Entertainment Network account". You can continue using your current sign-in ID and password to sign in to PSN.


Playstation®Vita System Software Update 1.60

  • The lighting pattern of the PS button has been changed to light up blue when the system is on.

  • The PS Vita system now automatically starts up in safe mode the first time you turn it on after the system was turned off by pressing and holding the power button for 30 seconds. (The press and hold method for turning the power off is used when you cannot turn the system off using the normal steps, or when the system does not operate correctly.)
    * Safe mode is a start-up mode for your PS Vita system in which only a few system functions are available for solving problems. When the system starts up in safe mode, follow the on-screen instructions.
  • A new application, (Maps), has been added. The icon for the application is on the home screen. For details about the application, refer to the PS Vita system user's guide.
  • You can now take videos in (Photos). For details about this operation, refer to the PS Vita system user's guide.
  • In (Settings), the position where [Flight Mode] appears has changed. You can adjust the flight mode setting under (Settings) > [Start] > [Flight Mode].
  • You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in (PS Store) to Facebook®. You must first tap the checkbox [Publish Rating Stories] under (Settings) > [Start] > [PSN] > [Facebook] to set a checkmark.
  • In (near), players' information is now displayed on the (Discoveries) screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of at most 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. Tap an online ID to display that player’s profile screen.
  • You can now report inappropriate messages in (Group Messaging) and inappropriate comments about an activity.
    To report inappropriate messages or comments, tap [Grief Report] under (Options) on the screen that shows entire messages or the screen that lists comments for activities.
  • You can now delete backup files in (Content Manager). For details about this operation, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.
  • The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® has been released. The Windows® version has also been updated.
  • You can download Content Manager Assistant from http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma. Refer to the website to find out how to install the application.
  • To use Content Manager Assistant, you must use the Content Manager Assistant version that supports a specific PS Vita system software version. Always update Content Manager Assistant and the system software of your PS Vita system to the latest version.
  • Your "PSN account" is now a "Sony Entertainment Network account". You can continue using your current sign-in ID and password to sign in to PSN.
  • For details about these and other features, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.

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