The PS4 Friends List is a useful tool for seeing what games are being played and for organizing parties. Unfortunately, the Friends List sometimes doesn’t load. It instead infinitely shows the loading sign, but friends don’t appear. Thankfully, there’s a PS4 Friends List not loading fix. Here’s how to fix it.
How to fix PS4 Friends List not loading
Following the recent 8.00 update, players have been reporting that their PS4 Friends Lists aren’t loading, preventing them from inviting their friends to parties.
To fix PS4 Friends List not working, players can do the following:
- Ensure the latest PS4 update has been installed.
- Head to Settings > System Software Update > Upgrade Now.
- If there’s no “Upgrade Now” option, the PS4 is already updated to the latest software version.
- Try logging out of the account and logging back in.
- Restart the PS4 system and try to view the Friends List again.
It’s also a good idea to monitor the PlayStation Network Service Status, as issues are often marked here. It will be the “Gaming and Social” section that will have an exclamation mark if the Friends List isn’t working.
In Game Revolution’s experience, it’s possible for the Friends List to take up to 24 hours to work properly again after a significant system update. It’s recommended that users wait for 24 hours before contacting PlayStation Support for more help.
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