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How to change the PlayStation Network login

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The Sony PlayStation 4 is possibly the most popular console available at the moment, with figures exceeding 82 million units sold since its launch in 2013, along with the PS4 Pro.

While many of the games available for the platform are single-player, those who want to network with friends require an account and login to the PlayStation Network (PSN) platform.

What happens when you want to change the email, associated password or identification when you log in to PlayStation Network? And if you want to change your identification on the network? You should know that Sony has changed this procedure since April 10, 2019 and this is the easiest way to do it.

You may want to use a VPN to play with your PS4. We explain in this article how to use a VPN on a PS4.

How to change your PSN email address

It is always recommended that you have an updated email address associated with your session in PlayStation Network, as it is where you will receive emails about new games, PlayStation Store receipts and the possibility of recovering it if you forget your password.

So what to do when you have changed your email? Do you need to create a new PlayStation Network login? Not fortunately. In fact, it is very easy to change the email account associated with your PSN login on PS4. It proceeds as follows:

  • Turn on your PS4 and select the user account associated with your PSN.
  • Go to Settings> Account administration> Account information> Login ID and enter your PSN password to verify that no one is accessing the account illegally.
  • Enter your new login ID (also known as the new email address) and select Confirm.
  • You should now receive a verification email through the new email address you entered previously. Click on the included link to verify the change.
  • You should now be able to log in to your account with the new email address.

It should be noted that if you are changing the login of a sub-account, the master account must authorize the change by entering your password.

How to change your PSN password

Actually, it is a process similar to changing your PlayStation Network login password on your PS4, although it will only work if you already know your current password. Proceed as follows:

  • Turn on your PS4 and select the user account associated with your PSN.
  • Go to Settings> Account administration> Account information> Security (the system will ask you to log in to verify that you are accessing the account) and select Password.
  • Enter your new password and antala in a safe place.
  • Click on 'Continue' to save the new password.
  • You should now be able to log in with your new PSN password.
  • What happens if you can't remember your original password? If it turns out that you have forgotten your PSN password, you can change it through a PC, Mac or mobile device using Olvid's section my password from the Sony website, following the instructions on the screen.

How to change your PSN Online ID

There was a time when it was not possible to change the ID of your PSN on-line for some time because it could affect the ecosystem of the PlayStation network. With the new update of April 10, it is now possible to change your PSN ID online through your PS4 console or a web browser.

How to change your PSN ID on your PS4

  • Go to the configuration section of your PS4
  • Select Account administration> Account information> Profile> Online identification.
  • Enter your new form of identification.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to make the changes.

How to change your PSN ID via web browser

  • Log in to your PSN account and select PSN Profile in the menu.
  • Select the Edit button next to your ID.
  • Enter the form of identification you wish to use.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to confirm the change.

The problem with changing your ID exists because not all titles support the function, which means that a change of ID could mean losing achievements, trophies or even access to certain games.

Sony did a beta test of this function at the end of 2018 to make sure everything worked properly for most of its user base and now it has officially launched all service members.

However, Sony mentions that some old games may not be compatible with the name change function. All PS4 titles published as of April 1, 2018 have been developed to include the ability to support name changes

For added security, it is possible check this list of tested games to make sure your favorite game can be played with a modified ID.

Sony has also published a frequently asked questions section which responds to the most common related to changes in identification.

Do not miss our selection of the best games for PS4 this year, both exclusive to the console, and multiplatform to enjoy on any device.