Updated 24 July 2020

Set up family accounts on PlayStation®4

Learn how to create accounts for your family on your PlayStation system.

How to set up your family on PSN

To set up your family on PSN, you need to create an adult account before creating accounts for your children.

The adult who creates a child account is known as the family manager. The family manager can:

  • Manage play time.
  • Manage purchases from the family manager wallet.
  • Manage access to games, videos, and applications.
  • Disable text, video, and voice chat messages.
  • Block user-generated video, streams, and pictures.
  • Appoint other adults in the family as “guardians.” This allows them to set and change controls on all the child family members (including resetting the password for a child account or deciding how much can be spent from your wallet.)
 
 

Add child family members

Web browser

  1. Sign in to account management > [Family Management] > [Add Family Member]
  2. Select [Add a Child]
  3. Enter the child's name and date of birth, then click [Next].
  4. The User Agreement will appear and you'll need to accept this to continue. Then follow the on-screen instructions to set parental controls for this user.
  • Add child family members on PS4

    1. Sign in to your PS4 system as the family manager and go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. 
    2. Select [Add Family Member] > [Create User].
    3. Enter the child's name and date of birth, then click [Next].
    4. The User Agreement will appear and you'll need to accept this to continue. Then follow the on-screen instructions to set parental controls for this user.

Add adult family members

Web browser

  1. Sign in to account management > [Family Management] > [Add Family Member]
  2. Select [Add an Adult].
  3. Enter the adult's email, and click [Next].
  • Add adult family members on PS4

    1. Sign in to your PS4 system as the family manager and go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/family Management] > [Family Management]. 
    2. Select [Add family Member]. Here you can either invite an existing account or create a new local user.
 
 

Appoint parent/guardian permissions

Web browser

As the family manager, you can appoint another adult as a parent or guardian, giving them access to parental control settings for child family members, including the spend limits - don’t forget that money comes from your wallet.

  1. Sign in to account management > [Family Management].
  2. Select the adult family member you want to appoint, and select the checkbox for [Parent/Guardian].
  • Appoint parent/guardian permissions on PS4

    As the family manager, you can appoint another adult as a parent or guardian, giving them access to parental control settings for child family members, including spending limits — don’t forget that money comes from your wallet.

    1. Sign in to your PS4 system as the family manager and go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. 
    2. Select the adult family member you want to appoint and select the checkbox for [Parent/Guardian].