How to switch users on PS4: You need to change user on PS4 but you don’t know how to do it? Do you want to change the username used on your PSN account, i.e. the Online ID, but are concerned that you will not be able to complete this procedure? Would you like to set your PS4 as the main console on your account but don’t know how to proceed? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, know that you have come to the right place at the right time!
In the next paragraphs of this guide, in fact, I will have the opportunity to explain to you how to switch users on PS4 in all the aforementioned situations. Contrary to what you might think, switching users on the PS4 – whether it’s logging into another account, changing your ID online, or setting a console as primary – isn’t complicated at all, and I’ll prove it to you shortly.
So, what are you doing still standing there? Strength and courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” I am about to give you. There is nothing left for me to do, but wish you happy reading and wish you a big good luck for everything!
How to switch users on PS4
If you want to know how to switch users on PS4, in the sense that you want to log out of an account and connect to the console with another profile, know that it is such a simple operation to complete that there would be no need to give many explanations on what to do. In any case, in the next few lines I will explain how to proceed (taking into account that the PS4 is able to manage up to four accounts simultaneously)
To log out of the PS4 system, take the your controllerselect the symbol Shutdown from the functions screen (the one accessible by pressing the key up arrow controller) and then select the item Log out of PS4 And that’s it.
To log in to another account, then, select (+) New user on the PS4 home screen, then go to Create a useraccept the conditions of use of the service, press the button Forwardprovide theLogin ID or email address and the password in the appropriate text fields and then select the button Log in, to login. Simple, right?
How to change username on PS4
You came to this guide with the aim of change username on PS4or theOnline ID of your account (to be clear, the name that all users and players can see on the PlayStation Network)? Then know that, starting from April 2019it is possible to perform this operation.
Before explaining how to do this, however, I would like to inform you that the ID change is officially supported only by titles that have been published since from April 2018 (so for others there may be problems once the ID is changed). Another aspect to take into consideration concerns the possible loss of the contents purchased for the games and their progress. The change of ID, when done for the first time, is free; the following times, each change costs 9.99 euros. If everything is clear to you up to now, I would say that we can proceed.
To make the ID change by acting from the PS4after turning on the console and selecting yours user profilepress the button up arrow of the controller and go to the menu Settingsby selecting the symbol of tool shed located at the top right. Then go up Account Management> Account Information> Profile> Online ID.
At this point, press the buttons I accept And Go onlog into your PSN account and enter the new online ID that you intend to use for your account in the appropriate text field, perhaps with the help of the suggestions that appear on the right of the screen. After choosing an available ID, click on the button Confirmation and choose if keep showing your old name in parentheses within the PSN or whether to make visible only the new online ID.
To conclude, confirmation the operation, press the button Log intype the password of your PSN account and press the button Log into access your profile.
In case you want to take action from computerinstead, go to the PlayStation official siteclick on the button Log in located at the top right and log in by entering your PSN account credentials in the appropriate text fields.
Now, click on the thumbnail of the your profile picture (top right) and select the item Account settings from the menu that opens. Next, log in to your account again (if required), select the item PSN profile from the sidebar located on the left and click on the button Edit located in correspondence with the wording Online ID.
At this point, click on the buttons I accept And Go onprovide the new online ID you want to use, tap on the item Check availability to check its availability and possibly set it as a new ID.
In case of problems or, in any case, if you want more information on how to change the ID on the PS4, take a look at my in-depth analysis dedicated to the topic: it will surely come in handy.
From smartphones and tablets
Do you prefer to carry out the change of ID acting from smartphone or tablet? Well, know that, in that case, it is possible to proceed with the modification via the PlayStation App available for both Android that for iOS.
Then start the official PlayStation app, log in to your PSN account (if you have not already done so) and go to your profile page by tapping thelittle man located in the lower right corner of the screen.
Now, hit the button Edit profileselect the item Additional profile settingslog in to the PSN again (if required) and then tap the button Edit placed in correspondence with the wording Online ID.
In the screen that opens, tap the buttons Accept And Go onwrite the new online ID that you want to use using the form that is proposed to you and then presses the button Check availability to verify and eventually adopt the chosen ID.
How to change PS4 primary user
You wish to know how to change PS4 primary user, but you don’t know how to do it? I’ll explain it to you right away: after logging into the account of your interest, all you have to do is set the console in use as the main one and that’s it.
I remind you that setting a PS4 as the main system activates the following functions: anyone who uses the main PS4 system can use the applications that can be purchased from the PlayStation Store and take advantage of the benefits of the PlayStation Plus subscription; content pre-ordered or purchased via PlayStation App can be automatically downloaded to the console; you can connect to the console from another device over the Internet and you can take advantage of the remote play function. At the time of this writing, you can only activate one PS4 system per account.
To proceed, then, log into your PSN account (following the instructions I gave you in one of the previous chapters), presses the up arrow on the controller to go to the functions screen and select the item Settings (the icon of the toolbox located on the right).
Then select the items Account Management> Activate as Primary PS4select the item Activate and wait for the procedure to be completed. Finally, select the button OK present in the screen that opens and that’s it.