How To Activate a PS4 as Primary

How To Activate a PS4 as Primary

What is PS4 as Primary?

Activate your PS4™ system as your primary system, using your account. Activating your system enables these features: Anyone who uses your primary PS4™ system can use applications you purchase from PlayStation™Store. Anyone who uses your primary PS4™ system can enjoy the benefits of your PlayStation®Plus subscription.

How To Activate a PS4 as Primary

The PS4™ system you use to sign in to PlayStation™Network for the first time is automatically activated as your primary PS4™ system. To activate your system after you first sign in, select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate].

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I deactivate my primary PS4 without PS4?

If you can’t access a PlayStation console, it’s still possible to deactivate and sign out of all devices attached to your account. You can only deactivate your consoles once every six months. Sign in to Account Management. Select Device Management > PlayStation Consoles > Deactivate All Devices.

How do I activate two accounts on PS4?

Sign in with your account, then go to Settings > Parental Controls/Family Management > Family Management. If you’re adding a member for the first time, select Set Up Now > Create User. To add another child, select Add Family Member > Create User.

Why does it say I have another PS4 activated as primary?

Either someone has access to your account and activated another PS4 with it. Or you previously had a different one and didn’t deactivate it from your account before you did whatever you did with it whether that be sold it, gave it away or put it in storage.

Do you have to activate as primary PS4 to game share?

Your PS4 offers two ways to share games — by designating another console as the primary PS4, or by activating Share Play. To give a friend access to your game library, sign in with your PSN account and set that console as your primary PS4.

How do I initialize my PS4 without signing in?

How to factory reset a PS4 in safe mode

  1. Completely shut down your PS4 by pressing and holding the power button on your console until you hear two beeps.
  2. Boot your PS4 in safe mode by pressing and holding the power button until you hear two beeps.
  3. In the safe mode menu, navigate to “Initialize PS4” using your controller.

How to factory reset PS4?

To reset your PS4 from your console’s dashboard:

  1. Log in and go to Settings.
  2. Go to Initialisation then choose Initialize PS4.
  3. Choose Full, then Initialise.
  4. Select Yes. Your console will now factory reset.

What to do before selling PS4?

Initialize your PS4™ system

Initialization of your PS4™ system restores system settings to default values. It deletes data saved on system storage and deletes all users and their data from the system. Initialize the system under (Settings) > [Initialization] > [Initialize PS4] > [Full].

How many times can you activate a PS4 as primary?

*Console Sharing and Offline Play

If you use your account on multiple PS5 consoles or PS4 consoles, you can only activate one each.

How many PS4 can you activate as primary?

You can activate only one PS4™ system per account. When you activate a system, other users of the system can use applications and enjoy some of the PlayStation®Plus benefits of your account, even when that user is not logged in. To enjoy certain PlayStation®Plus benefits, you must subscribe to the service.

Can two people have the same primary console?

Please note that you can register one primary console per Nintendo Account. Once you’ve registered a primary console, your digital purchases can be played by anyone that uses the primary console.