Updated 07 February 2017

How to sign in and out of PlayStation Network on PlayStation 4

This article explains how to sign in and out of PlayStation Network on PlayStation 4.

 
 

Why would I want to sign out of PlayStation Network?

You may wish to sign out of PlayStation Network if you use a shared PlayStation system. This may be because a younger person uses the system and you do not want them to have access to your age restricted content and/or because you want to ensure there are no transactions on your Sony Entertainment Network account that you are not aware of.

Sign-in 

  1. Press up on the control pad to access the Function menu and go to [Settings] > [PlayStation Network] > [Sign in].
  2. Enter your Sign-in ID (Email Address) and password and select [Confirm].
  3. If the PlayStation 4 system is not already activated as your Primary PS4 you will be asked if you want to activate it. Select ‘Yes’ or ‘Do Not Activate’.

Sign out

  1. Press up on the control pad to access the Function menu and go to [Settings] > [PlayStation Network] > [Sign out].
  2. Press and hold the PS button, select [Sign out] and press (X button) to sign out of your local user account.

Please note that if you sign-out of your local user account (step 2) without signing out of PlayStation Network (step 1) your local user account will automatically sign-in to PlayStation Networkwhen it is selected. This means that if another user logs into your local user account they can access PSN and PlayStation Store through your account.

Sign-in with 2-Step Verification

If you have 2-Step Verification active on your account, you need to complete extra account verification to sign in. Find out more about 2-Step Verification.