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Setting Automatic Download of Content to Your PlayStation®4

You can set your PS4™ to automatically download purchased digital games and new system software while you are away from your home. Your console will need to be in Rest Mode for this feature so the PS4™ can turn itself on in order to download and restart if needed, like in the case of certain system software updates. To ensure your PS4™ turns on automatically when downloads are available, enable the following settings:

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Features Available in Rest Mode.
Step 2: Check both Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning On of PS4 from Network. If Enable Turning on PS4 from Network is not checked your purchased content will begin downloading automatically when you next turn on your PS4™.
Step 3: Go back to Settings > System > Automatic Downloads.
Step 4: Click the check box next to the types of content you wish to automatically download.

Featured Content: Automatically add download links for featured content  to the home screen.
System Software Update Files: Automatically download system software updates while the PS4™ is on or in Rest Mode and will auto install if they don't require a console restart.
Allow Restart: Automatically update system software in Rest Mode even when a console restart is required. Game left suspended in Rest Mode will lose save progress upon restart.
Application Update Files: Automatically download application update files while the PS4™ is on, or even in Rest Mode with a PlayStation Plus Membership.

Step 5: Leave the PS4™ in Rest Mode to allow automatic downloads. To do this, press and hold the PS button on the controller to view the Quick Menu. Then select Power > Enter Rest Mode.

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