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PlayStation® Vita Update Methods

Update Methods

You can update your PS Vita system software by any of the methods described below.
After the update is completed, go to the PS Vita system home screen and tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.

Update using Wi-Fi

Perform the update using the Wi-Fi feature of the PS Vita system.

To perform an update using Wi-Fi, tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] >
[Update Using Wi-Fi] in a location that has an access point you can use. Your PS Vita system will connect to a location on the Internet from which you can download the latest update file. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

  • For details about network settings, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.
  • You cannot perform an update using data transfer over a mobile network (3G).

Update by connecting to a PS3™ system

Use the network feature of a PS3™ system to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Before performing a system update, the PS3™ system you are going to connect to must first be put in the following condition:

  • The PS3™ system must be connected to the Internet.
    For details about PS3™ system network settings, refer to the PS3™ system user’s guide.
  • The system software must be version 4.00 or later.
  • All open applications must be closed, and (User) must be selected.

1. Connect the PS Vita system and the PS3™ system using a USB cable.

2. On the PS Vita system, tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PS3™ System]. The latest update file is downloaded via the Internet using the network feature of the PS3™ system. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

Update by connecting to a PC

Use the computer’s network feature (Windows® / Mac) to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Before performing a system update, you must set up the computer you connect to as described below.

  • Connect to the Internet.
  • Download and install Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation® on the computer.
    You can download it from the following website:
    http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/

1. 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:

2. Connect the PS Vita system and the computer using a USB cable.

3. On the PS Vita system, tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System Update] > [Update by Connecting to a PC].

The latest update file will be downloaded via the Internet using the computer’s network feature. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.


Update using a PS Vita card

When the update data is on a PS Vita card, you can perform the update using the PS Vita card. If a screen prompting you to perform an update appears when you start a game, this means that a system software update is required.
If you tap [Update System Software], the update will start. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation.

System Software

PS Vita system software and system software updates installed on your system are subject to a limited license from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Visit http://www.scei.co.jp/psvita-eula/ for details.