Friday, August 19, 2022

How To Make PS4 Download Faster – Easy Guide

While downloading on PS4, you may find the download speed is slower than what it should be.

Most of the times the problem is with the internet connection or the volume of your download.

Here, I have discussed how to make PS4 download faster, so that you don’t have to wait for an eternity to play a game.

We have shown a VIDEO walk through at the end of the post for easy solution.

How To Download Faster On PS4?

Follow the steps given below and know how to increase the download speed on PS4.

1) Avoid Downloading Multiple Items And Playing 

Few things you need to keep in mind to increase the download speed on PS4.

You should not download multiple things but one thing at a time.

Also, stop playing online games while downloading an item. This can slow down the download speed.

2) Resume The Downloading Process  

When the downloading process becomes slow on PS4, pause the download and then resume it.

In many cases, this can fix the problem. So, give it a try. If you still find that the download speed is slow, go to the next step.

3) Download In Rest Mode 

PS4 has a rest mode, much like the sleep mode in Windows, which saves power by turning off most functions while keeping a few running.

Unless changed, rest mode will disconnect from the internet, which will stop any downloads you have running.

Follow the steps given below to make PS4 stay connected to internet in Rest Mode:

  • Select the Toolbox icon on the main dashboard for opening Settings.

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  • Choose the Power Save Settings option.
  • From the Power Save Settings page, select the Set Functions Available in Rest Mode option.
  • Check the box for Stay Connected To The Internet option.

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This will enable the PS4 console to download at rest.

4) Change DNS

You can also change the DNS settings to speed up the download. Follow the steps to do so:

  • From PS4 Settings select Network.

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  • Next choose Set Up Internet Connection.

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  • From the next options select either select Use Wi-Fi or use a LAN cable option, depending on what you are connected to.

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  • Select Custom and then select your Wi-Fi.

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  • Next select the Automatic option and then Do Not Specify.

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  • After that select the Manual option.

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  • Set the Primary DNS value to 8.8.8.8 and the Secondary DNS value to 8.8.4.4.

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  • Finally select Next > Automatic > Do Not Use. If this did not solve the problem, then update the PS4

5) Update The PS4

Sony releases frequent updates that can fix the problems of the consoles.

So make sure that you have updated your console to the latest version.

If the error is caused due to security flaws ad patches then it will get fixed by updating the console to the latest version.

Follow the steps given below to do so:

  • Press the Power button on the PS4 and turn it off.
  • Press & hold the Power button again till you hear 2 beeps.
  • With a USB cable connect the console and the controller. Press the PS button on the controller. This will take the PS to Safe Mode.
  • Click on the Update System Software option and follow the on-screen instructions.

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  • Restart the PS4 console and check if the problem is fixed. If you still get the error then go to the next step.

6) Download Using Proxy Server  

You can also use a proxy server to make the download speed faster.

  • To do that Open PS4 settings and go to Network section.

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  • Next choose Set Up Internet Connection > Use Wi-Fi Option > Custom.

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  • Next, choose the router you use.
  • Then select the Automatic or Do Not Specify option for all the things until you reach the Proxy Server page.

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  • Enter the IP address and the port of the Proxy server, Now you will be able to use the proxy server and download faster.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Here are some commonly asked questions by the users who want to speed up their downloads on PS4:

  1. How do you speed up a download on PS4?

To speed up a download on PS4, download one content at a time, update the PS4 console, change DNS, download in rest mode, and use a proxy server.

  1. How can I make my download speed faster?

You can make your download speed faster by updating the console, downloading in rest mode, changing the DNS, and using a proxy server.

  1. Does PS4 download faster in rest mode?

Yes, downloading the game in rest mode will increase the downloading speed.

When the console is in the rest mode then it can use all its resources to download so this speeds up the process.

Closing Up

Hope the downloading speed on your PS4 has increased after following the above steps.

For more related issues contact us in the comments section below.

Sanchita Das
Sanchita Das
Creative and focused. Always ready to learn new techniques and improvise accordingly. Loves to meet new challenges and explore new possibilities.

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