Like all modern games and apps, the games on your PS4 need to be updated occasionally as the developers fix bugs and make changes to the software.

You can let your PS4 do this automatically in the background, which is convenient because it will even do this when the PS4 is in standby mode.

Or, if you’re in a hurry to get an update, you can force an update to happen manually.

Here’s how to do both.

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How to update games on a PS4 automatically

1. On the PS4, select "Settings."

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Foto: You can set up automatic game updates in Settings.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

2. Select "System."

3. Select "Automatic Downloads."

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Foto: Go to Automatic Downloads in the System menu.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

4. On the Automatic Downloads page, select "Application Update Files." You should see a check mark appear to the right.

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Foto: Turn on Application Update Files.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

5. Pres the Back button to get back to the main Settings page, and then select "Power Save Settings."

6. Select "Set Functions Available in Rest Mode."

7. Select "Enable Turning On PS4 from Network."

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Foto: You need to turn this feature on so the console can download and install updates when it's not in use.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

How to update games on a PS4 manually

Once you set up automatic updates, your games will generally update in the background when you're not using the PS4. But if an update hasn't had the opportunity to be installed, you can do it manually.

1. From the game library, hover over the game you want to update.

2. Press the Options button on your controller. It should open the side menu.

3. Select "Check for Update."

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Foto: You can force a game to install updates by using the Options button on your controller.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

4. If there's an update available, follow the instructions to install the update for that specific game.

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