Updated 23 July 2020

How to block or unblock players on PlayStation™ Network

Learn how to use your PlayStation® system to block or unblock players on PlayStation Network (PSN).

What happens if I block a player?

Blocking a player prohibits their ability to:

  • Send you a Friend request
  • Follow you
  • Send you any invitations for parties, Share Play, game sessions, watching broadcasts or Communities
  • Join any Communities you create
  • See your Friends, whether you have kept that information private or not.
 
 

When should I block a player?

For example, if you want to stop another player on PlayStation Network from sending you messages, you can place them on your block list. After blocking the player you will no longer receive any messages they attempt to send. You can unblock players at any time to start receiving messages from them again.

Adult and child accounts are both able to block users.

PS4 — block players on PSN

  1. Select your local user account, press up on the control pad to access the Function menu and go to [Friends].
  1. Either search for the Online ID or select the user from your Friends list that you want to block.
  1. Select [Options] > [Block] to add the user to your 'Players Blocked' list.

PS4 — unblock players on PSN

  1. Go to  [Friends] > press the OPTIONS button > [Players Blocked].
  2. Select the player that you want to unblock > press the OPTIONS button > [Unblock].
  3. Send a new Friend request if you want to add this player to your Friend list again.
  • Web browser — block and unblock players on PSN

    1. Visit PlayStation.com and select [Sign In] from the top right of the page.
    2. Select [Friends] from the toolbar > search for the Online ID or select the player from your Friends list that you want to block > click to open their profile.
    3. On the profile page select [more options] > [Block].
  • PS3 — block and unblock players on PSN

    Block a player on PS3

    1. On the XMB Menu go to  [PlayStation Network] >  [Sign-in] >  [Friends List] and select the Online ID of the person you want to block.
    2. Press  (Triangle button) to open the options menu to the right of the screen, select 'Delete' and press  (X button) to remove the user from your Friends List.
    3. To stop this user contacting you in future go to  [Friends List] >  [Message Box] >  [Received] and press  (X button).
    4. Select a message received from the user you want to block and press  (X button).
    5. You will not receive any text messages from this user unless you remove them from your blocked list.

     

    Unblock a player on PS3

    1. Go to  [Friends List] >  [Block List] and press  (X button).
    2. Select the player that you want to unblock and press  (triangle button).
    3. Select [Delete from Block List] and press  (X button).
    4. Send a new Friend Request if you want to add this player to your Friend List again.
  • PS Vita/TV — block and unblock players on PSN

    Block players on PS Vita/TV

    1. Go to the user’s profile screen from [Friends List] or [Players Met].
    2. Select [Options] > [Block].
    3. You will not receive text messages from the user unless you remove them from your block list.

     

    Unblock players on PS Vita/TV

    1. Go to [Friends List] > [Players Blocked].
    2. Select the player you wish to unblock.
    3. Select [Options] > [Unblock].
    4. Send a new Friend Request if you want to add this player to your Friend List again.
 
 

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