PSN Scheduled Maintenance Confirmed For July 19, PS4 and PS3 Will Be Affected Platforms
Sony has confirmed PlayStation Network will undergo maintenance operations starting from 07/19/2016, at 6:30 AM, and ending on 07/19/2016, at 7:30 AM. The maintenance is said to have been "scheduled", so there's apparently nothing to worry about. Affected platforms will be PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
"Routine maintenance and improvements for PlayStation Network will be performed for approximately 1 hour on 07/19/2016, 6:30 AM to 07/19/2016, 7:30 AM (Your Local Timezone). Anyone who already has an account can still sign in to their PlayStation Network profile, play games, and use most applications while this maintenance is carried out," you can read on official PlayStation Network Status website.
"You will not be able to access Account Management, PlayStation Video, and PlayStation Store during this maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend activating your PS4 as your primary console before maintenance begins so you can continue to play most games and use 3rd party services during maintenance.
To activate your console, sign in to your PlayStation Network profile and select [Settings] > [PlayStation Network/Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate]. You only need to do this once. We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance."