These days, it’s hard to find an electronic device that doesn’t offer account management and parental control features. And on PlayStation 5, things are no different: Sony’s console allows you to create profiles for each family member and set safety options, especially if there are children and teenagers using the game. video.
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Below, we’ll teach you how to use parental controls and account management on the PS5 to protect your data and restrict access to certain games, apps, and features.
About account management on PS5
PlayStation 5 parental controls have the exact same concept as other account management tools. That is, you set everything that other people will be able to use on the device, including releasing or blocking permissions for utilities that are on the console.
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For this reason, the tutorial below assumes that you already have a default account registered with PlayStation Network (PSN). This account will be used as the main profile used to manage others and to which only you or the other manager will have access.
Also, adding accounts under parental control cannot be done directly via the PS5, since the procedure is restricted to the Sony website on the internet (via computer or mobile phone). However, after adding one or more accounts, management can be done either on PC and smartphone, or on PlayStation 5.
How to use account management on PS5
Step 1: Turn on the PS5. From the Home screen, open “Settings,” which can be found under the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Activate the feature to add new accounts on PS5
The PS5 parental control options can be found in the console settings. It is accessed (Screen capture: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 2: select the “Family and parental control” option.
Save this option as we will need it in a few steps of this tutorial (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 3: choose “Family management”.
Click this option to start managing multiple accounts on PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 4: For security reasons, enter the password of the account that will be used as the main profile to manage the other accounts. You can also perform this authentication through the PlayStation app.
You have the option of manually entering your PSN password or authenticating through the PlayStation app (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 5: Go to playstation.com/acct/family or point your cell phone camera to read the QR code on the screen.
Until September 837, it is not yet possible to perform the following steps directly from the PS5. Have a cell phone or PC nearby to continue (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 6: on the site, which must be accessible by PC or smartphone, enter your access email address on PSN and click on “Continue”.
Log in with your PSN credentials on the Sony website (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 7: Now enter your password and click on “Start session”.
Enter your password and go to the next screen (Screen capture: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 8: When the page loads, click “Configure Now”.
For each addition of a new account to parental controls, you will need to click on this option on the home screen (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 9: You will have options to add an adult or a child. For adults, just enter the email, but since we are talking about children in this tutorial, click on the “Add a child” option.
To add new adults, the only requirement is the person’s email address. For children and adolescents, the process takes a little longer (Screen capture: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 04: enter the child’s date of birth, then click “Next”.
You can enter any date, but if the person is over 18, an error message will be displayed. Make sure to enter the correct date of birth of the child or adolescent (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 08: enter an email address (it cannot be the same one you use on the main account) and create a password. Then click on “Next”.
Enter the child’s or teen’s email address and create a password for the user to access PSN on the PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 08: From now on, the site will display important messages about profiles added in parental accounts. The first is what you, as the owner of the master account, can allow on children’s accounts.
Click on Next “.
The site will display various warnings about how parental controls and account management work on the PS5. Read it calmly and continue (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 11: the following message advises that the child will be able to “select different levels of personalized PlayStation experiences”. It has nothing to do with parental controls, but rather what it can change in the console settings.
Click on “Confirm”.
For children this message will also be displayed, but nothing allows modifications by the child (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 12: you can now define more precisely what can be viewed, used and changed by the child on the PS5. There are options to set the age range for games and movies, using the PS VR headset and accessing the web browser.
After modifying what you want, click on “Confirm” again.
Now yes, this is from there that you can make some definitions of what will be available to the child or teenager when they use the PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 13: On the next screen, another parental control setting is about purchasing and communicating with other players. You can set whether the child will have monthly expenses for games and DLCs or whether they will be able to chat with someone online while playing video games.
Choose your preferences and click “Confirm”.
Also set whether there will be a monthly amount for expenses and whether the child will be able to communicate with other players in online games (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
set the time zone for the child’s account and click “Confirm”.
Please mark a time zone. In Brazil, there are a few city options, and most of them use the suffix “UTC-:” (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 14: another settings screen, now to stipulate a time for this account to play on PS5. Check your preferences and click “Confirm”.
If you prefer, you can always restrict the amount of time your child can use the PS5. If the time is up and it is still on the console, the device is locked until next use (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 16: finish by clicking on “Accept and add to family”.
Accept the final conditions to close the procedure (Screen capture: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 16: you will see a message informing you of the creation of the child account. A message will also be sent to your primary email address. Click OK “.
Finish by clicking on “OK”. You will receive an email informing you of the addition of the new account (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Ready! You have added an account to PS5 Parental Controls. For each new account that you wish to place under your responsibility, simply go to playstation.com/acct/family, click on “Add a family member” and follow the steps mentioned above.
Anytime you want to put a new account on PS5 management, just repeat all the above steps (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Setting up parental controls on the PS5 (for accounts already added)
Step 1: With the PS5 on, navigate to the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen to open “Settings”.
This method is only valid for accounts already added in PS5 Parental Controls. Open console settings (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 2: Choose “Family and Parental Controls”.
Open the family management option again in PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 3: Select “PS5 Console Restrictions”.
All previously added accounts are accessible via this option (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 4: If this is your first time accessing Parental Controls on the PS5, enter the code “” (without quotes).
By default, the PS5 has a security code to prevent children from changing the parental settings of the PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
go to “Change your console restriction passcode” and create a new four-digit password. It is only thanks to this code that it will be possible to modify the access options to games, applications and other functions of the console.
Create a new four-digit password to block access to this page on PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 6: Go back to “Family and parental controls” and go to “Family management”.
Return once again to the “Family Management” option (Screen capture: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 7: Select in a profile you want to change the restrictions.
510210 Each family member added to account management will be visible on this screen. Select one of them to change the content restrictions (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
Step 8: Each profile can be customized individually, which means you can apply restrictions to all profiles or define specific settings for each account.
510209 Note that this is the same screen as the one seen previously on your PSN account on your computer / mobile. However, as the account has already been added, you can now change your restrictions on the PS5 (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)
See how easy it is? Now you don’t have to worry about kids or teens playing adult-themed games, or family members or strangers snooping around on your PS5.
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