How to put the password on the PS4: Every time it’s the same story: you come home convinced that you can relax for a few hours playing yours PS4 and instead you find the console occupied by your brother. And it doesn’t stop there: despite having a profile all of him, your brother usually uses yours, overwriting your previous saves. Fed up with this situation, you would like to set an access code to your user profile that does not allow anyone else to access it in your absence. Unfortunately, however, all your attempts did not give the desired result and now you no longer know where to turn your head to succeed in your intent. If this is actually the case, I don’t see where the problem is: if you want, I’m here to help you and explain how to do it.
If you give me a few minutes of your free time, I can point you out how to put password on PS4 to prevent unwanted access to your user profile. In addition to showing you the detailed procedure for setting a new passcode, I will also explain how to secure your PS4 by preventing the creation of new users and limiting the use of console functions. Finally, I will tell you how to set a confirmation password to complete your PlayStation Store purchases, indicating the procedure to follow from consoles, computers, smartphones and tablets. How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So don’t waste any more precious time and get deeper into the topic right away.
Courage: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Follow the directions I am about to give you carefully and I assure you that, by trying to put them into practice on your PS4, you will be able to set a password for your profile and prevent unwanted access to your account. All that remains for me is to wish you good reading and a big good luck for everything!
Put profile password on PS4
If your intention is put the password to the PS4 To restrict access to your user profile, thus preventing other people from accessing your game saves and preferences, you can simply set an access code from the console settings.
To proceed, turn on your PS4, grab your controller and, using the arrow keys of the latter, access the Settings of the console by selecting the icon toolbox. In the new screen that appears, choose the option Usersthen select the item Login settings and access the section Access codes management.
On the screen Set Passcode: Login for PS4set the password you intend to use to access your profile by creating a key combination with the buttons left, right, on, below, R1, R2, L1, L2, square And triangle. Having made your choice, enter the password in the field Enter a new passcoderepeat it also in the field Enter the passcode again to verify the correspondence and, automatically, the latter will be associated with your profile.
If multiple user profiles are stored on your PlayStation and you want to set a login password for each of them, press and hold the button PS of the controller (the key located on the central body of the pad, on which the logo is depicted PlayStation) to bring up the quick menu and choose the option Change user. Then select another profile, log in to Settings of the console and repeat the above procedure to set a new user code. You will need to repeat this procedure for each user profile for which you intend to set an access code.
For the changes to take effect, you need to log out of your profile or restart your PS4. To do this, long press the key PS controller and select the item Log out of PS4 from the menu that appears. Alternatively, choose the option Shutdown using the arrow keys of the controller and choose the item Restart PS4. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to turn off the PS4.
In case of second thoughts, you can remove the password from your profile (or from another profile set on the console) by accessing the Settings of the PS4 by selecting the options Users, Login settings And Access codes management and choosing the item Delete passcode. Then enter the password currently in use to confirm your intention and that’s it.
Put passwords for system restrictions on PS4
In addition to the passcode to protect your PS4 account, you can also set a password to enforce the system limitations. This feature is useful not only for monitoring children’s play activity and applying filters, but also for preventing other people from creating new users and logging into the PlayStation.
To limit the use of the PS4, therefore access the Settings of the console by selecting the icon toolbox through i arrow keys of the controller (and then pressing the key X), then choose the option Content Filter / Family Management and select the item Restrict the use of PS4 features.
In the new screen that appears, press the button square four consecutive times to enter the default access code (0000), select the item Create a new user and log in as a guest and choose the option Not allowed to prevent the creation of new users.
Furthermore, if you wish, you can change the standard access code (easily retrievable by anyone by searching on the Internet) by selecting the item Change system restriction password. Then enter the new password using the keys left, right, on, below, R1, R2, L1, L2, square And triangle And that’s it. Keep in mind, however, that if this code is lost it will not be possible to recover it and you will be forced to restore the PS4.
Put passwords for payments on PlayStation Store
Put a password for payments on the PlayStation Store is an additional security measure you can consider to protect your PS4 and prevent unwanted purchases.
To proceed using your console, log in to Settings of the same by selecting the icon toolbox using i arrow keys of the controller and choose the items Account management And Account information. In the new screen that appears, go to the item Walletchoose the option Purchase settings and enter your login details.
Finally, select the item Request password upon paymentchoose the option Yup and confirm your intention by pressing the button X of the controller. By doing so, in order to complete a purchase on the PlayStation Store, you will need to confirm your intention by entering the password associated with your PSN account.
If you prefer to activate the password for payments on the PS Store using your smartphone or tablet, first download the application PS App for devices Android And iOSstart it by tapping on its icon (the writing White PS on blue background) and log in to your account by pressing on the item Log in to PSN. Then enter your login details in the fields Login ID (email address) And Password and presses the button Log in.
In the new screen that appears, tap the icon PS present in the bottom menu, select the option PS Store (the icon of bag), tap on thelittle man at the top right and presses on the option Payment management in the menu that appears. Now, move the lever next to the item Request password upon payment from OFF to ON And that’s it.
You should know that you can also enable the password for payments on PlayStation Store from a computer using your browser. After starting the latter, connect to the PlayStation official siteclick the button Log in present in the top menu, enter the required data in the fields Login ID (your email address) e Password and click the button Log in to log into your account.
On the new page that opens, click the del icon smiling face at the top right and choose the option Account settings from the menu that appears. Now, select the item Payment management present in the sidebar on the left and move the lever next to the option Request password upon payment from OFF to ON. Easier than that?