Updated 24 July 2020

Set up ‘Require Password at Checkout’ on PlayStation™ Store

Find out how to activate password protection for PlayStation Store purchases.

Why enable 'Require Password at Checkout' on PlayStation Store?

Activating 'Require Password at Checkout' adds an extra layer of security to prevent others from making PlayStation Store purchases from your account. Please note:

  • The setting applies to all devices used to access PlayStation Store.
  • If you have children, do not let them use your account and log out from your PlayStation® system after each use. Create separate accounts for each child to manage whether they can purchase from PlayStation Store and how much they can spend through Family Management settings.

Set up 'Require Password at Checkout' on PlayStation Store

Web browser - turn on 'Require Password at Checkout'

  • Sign in to account management > [Payment Management]
  • Toggle the ‘Require Password at Checkout’ button.
  • PS4 - turn on 'Require Password at Checkout' 

    1. Go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Wallet] > [Purchase Settings] and enter your sign-in information.
    2. Select ‘Require Password at Checkout?’ and select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ and then [Confirm].
  • PS3 - turn on 'Require Password at Checkout' 

    1. On the XMB Menu go to [PlayStation Network] > [Account Management].
    2. Select [Require Password at Checkout] and enter your password.
    3. Select ‘On’ or ‘Off’ from the drop-down menu and select [Confirm].
  • PS Vita/TV - turn on 'Require Password at Checkout' 

    1. From the Home Menu go to [PlayStation Store] and tap [Options] > [Transaction Management] > [Security].
    2. Enter your password.
    3. Tick or untick the checkbox to turn the password requirement on or off.

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