Update features (ver 3.10)

PS Vita

Improve the overall performance of your PlayStation Vita system with the latest system software update.

An update to the PlayStation Vita system software was released on 25 March 2014. You can use this to update your system software to version 3.10.

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 3.10

  • Messages

You can now send and receive voice messages.

Select [Attach] on the message entry screen, then follow the subsequent 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.

  • Miscellaneous

Up to 500 application icons can now be displayed on the home screen. This 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 prevent PlayStation Store from opening. You can also use Parental Controls to adjust settings for a service to block the display of offensive websites. Select [Features] > [Trend Micro Web Security]. You might be charged to use this service.

  • 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 switch off the feature.

[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 feature 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].

  • Miscellaneous

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

Note:

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online or on a PS Vita card by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a PS Vita system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS Vita system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the PS Vita system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Do not turn off the power or remove the memory card for your PS Vita system during the update process. Interrupting the update can cause a system malfunction.
  • It might not be possible to start the update if the battery charge level is low.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

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