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Family management

When you create a family, you can add children and other players to your family. You can customize the parental controls for each child.
The following family members are available.

  • Family manager
    When you create a family, you become the family manager. As a family manager, you can add and manage family members and set parental controls. Only adults can create a family.
  • Parent / legal guardian
    As a parent or legal guardian, you can set parental controls. The family manager may appoint another adult family member as a parent or legal guardian.
  • family members
    All users added to a family are members of the family.

Setting up your family

You can create a new family or join an existing family.
Choose (Settings)> [Parental Controls / Family Management]> [Family Management], then follow the on-screen instructions to enter your login information.

  • A user can only be a member of one family at a time.
  • Children are automatically added to the family of the adult who creates the children's accounts. It is not possible to subsequently remove children from a family. It is therefore imperative that the children's user accounts are created by the adult who will then be the family manager.

Setting up a new family

Select [Set Up Now] or [Set Up Your Own Family], then follow the on-screen instructions to add family members.
You can add members to your family as follows.

  • Send a family request to a player.
  • Create a new user.

Joining an existing family

You need a family request from the family manager to join an existing family. When you receive a family request, select the family you want to join under [Family requests received].

Opportunities for the family manager

Choose (Settings)> [Parental Controls / Family Management]> [Family Management], then follow the on-screen instructions to enter your login information.

Add family member

Select [Add Family Member] and send a family request to a player or create a new user.

Appoint a Parent / Guardian

Select an adult family member to appoint, then check the [Parent / Guardian] check mark.

Remove from your family

If you remove a family member who is a parent or legal guardian, they will no longer be able to set parental controls. This setting is only available if an adult family member is selected.

Parental controls

In addition to the family manager, parents and guardians can also manage the parental control settings. This setting is only available when a minor family member is selected. Please see "Restrictions Information" for more details.

reset password

Change the password your child uses to log into the PlayStation ™ Network. This setting is only available when a minor family member is selected.

Joining the PlayStation Network

You can authorize your child to access the PlayStation ™ Network.
Even if you select [Allowed] first, you can change this setting to [Not Allowed] before your child logs into PlayStation ™ Network for the first time. This setting is only available if you select an underage family member who has never been signed into the PlayStation ™ Network.

Delete user profile

When you delete a user profile, the data that that user has managed on the PS4 ™ system will also be deleted, e.g. B. saved data, screenshots and video clips. This setting is only available when selecting a family member who has never signed up to the PlayStation ™ Network.

Opportunities for family members

Choose (Settings)> [Parental Controls / Family Management]> [Family Management], then follow the on-screen instructions to enter your login information.

Family member information

You can view a family member's account information. If a family member has already signed in to the PlayStation ™ Network, you can view information such as their sign-in ID.

Leave family

After leaving your current family, you can create your own family or join another family. This setting is only available if adult family members choose themselves.

Family managers and underage family members cannot leave their families.

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