How to Set Up Family Accounts on PlayStation 5

User management on the PS5 isn’t a difficult task. You can create multiple accounts, set user passwords and more. However, if you have kids at home, setting up Family accounts for them on the PS5 is definitely a good idea. It lets you ensure that they aren’t exposed to age-inappropriate content in games or while browsing the web. So, here is how to set up family accounts on PlayStation 5.

Set Up Family Accounts on PS5

Although it’s completely possible to let your kids use your main PS account and setting up a password for purchases to prevent accidental charges on your card, it’s recommended that you create dedicated child accounts for your kids. You can even create Family accounts for adults in your family if you want to, by the way. In this article we will take a look at how to create family accounts on PS5, so you can easily set up your family’s users on your PlayStation 5.

Set Up Family Accounts for Children/Adults

If you want to set up a new family account for children or adults on your PlayStation 5 console, here’s what you need to do.

  • Go to Settings -> Family and Parental Controls.

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  • Go to ‘Family Management’

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  • Sign in with the PS App on your smartphone, or by entering your password on the PlayStation.

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  • Scan the QR code shown on your PS5 connected display with your smartphone and set up the account for a child or an adult.

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You will need to create a PlayStation Network account for your kid to complete this process. If you have way too many PSN accounts by the way, you can easily delete PSN accounts as well. On the other hand, if you’re trying to add an adult to your family, you will need to sign in with their PSN account.

How to Manage Child Accounts

If you have already added an account for your kid, you don’t need to go through the entire Family account set up. You can set up parental controls and restrictions on the account easily. Here’s how.

  • Go to Settings -> Family and Parental Controls.

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  • Under ‘Applicable Users on This PS5’ you will see your kid’s account. Select it.

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  • Here, you can set the age restriction for PS5 and PS4 games as well as web browsing, PSVR, etc.

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Manage PlayStation Family Accounts Easily

So that’s how you can easily create new family-managed accounts for kids or adults in your family, or manage an already added child account with your administrator PSN account. With a kid’s account set up, you can ensure your child doesn’t come across any content not suited to their age, and you can protect them from harmful websites.

Plus, you can limit their access to playing Blu-Ray discs on the console, and more. Family Management is a pretty great feature built into your PlayStation 5 and you should definitely make use of it. So, are you managing any family accounts on your PS5? Let us know in the comments.

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