How to change your PSN online status

How to change your PSN online status

Learn how to switch your PlayStation™Network (PSN) online status as it appears to friends and other users.

How to change your online status on PS5 consoles

  1. From the home screen select your profile.
  2. Select Online Status and set your availability.
  • You can set your online status from the control center by selecting your profile and then Online Status.
  • You can press the options button on the user selection screen to change your online status.
  • From the home screen, go to Profile > Set Online Status.
  • Press the PS button to access the Quick Menu and select Online Status.
  1. Tap Settings and scroll down to Console Management.
  2. Select Online Status.

Please note:

  • When you're signed in on multiple PlayStation®5 consoles, or on a PS5™ console and a PlayStation®4 console, changing your online status on one device changes your status for all devices.
  • Within a game, you might appear online to the other players.
  • If you sign in to PlayStation™Network on a PlayStation®3 console, PlayStation®Vita or PlayStation®TV, you’ll appear online.
  • Even if your status is set to Busy or Appear Offline, other players can still invite you to voice chat and online games.
  • The next time you log in, you keep the same online status from when you last logged out.

When to change your online status

Online status lets you know the availability of a player. You can tell what a player's online status is by checking the icon on their profile or your friend list.

You can choose from the following online statuses:

Online If you don't change your status, you appear as online when you're signed in.
Busy Use this status when you want to focus on your game or you're stepping away from your console for a while. This status can't be chosen on PS4™ consoles.
Appear Offline Use this status if you don't want your friends or other players to see you as online.

You can configure settings for who can see your online status by following the guide below.

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