Playstation 5 Parental Controls: How to set up parental controls on PS5
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Playstation 5 Parental Controls: How to set up parental controls on PS5

Hamish Hector
13 November 2020

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The Playstation 5 is out and we know you absolutely cannot wait to start playing the best games on your new favourite console.

But navigating the PS5 UI can sometimes be a little tricky.

Our guides are to help with any problem you have before headlong into the worlds the Playstation 5 can offer.

This guide will tell you how to set up parental controls on your PS5.

After you’ve set them up you can make sure your child doesn’t play any games you don’t want them to!

How to setup Parental Controls

Playstation 5 

So you’ve just picked up a new PS5 and you just want to play Spider-Man Miles Morales and Demon Souls to your hearts content.

But then your kid wants to hop on, and you feel those and other games aren’t appropriate for them.

If you already have parental controls set up from a PS4 the details should carry over when you add the accounts to your PS5, but if they don’t follow the advice below and you should be sorted.

Here’s how you can set up Parental Controls to help keep your child safe on the PS5.

Step 1 - First off you’ll need to create your own PlayStation account and sign in to your PS5.

Step 2 - When that’s done you’ll need to create a child account for every young person that wants to play on your machine.

Step 3 - To do this Press the PS button on your controller to open the control centre

Step 4 - Select your avatar, then select Switch User.

Step 5 - From here, choose Add User and create a new account.

Step 6 - Account creation will automatically detect if the account is linked to a child based on the age you put in and will attach the account to the parent account.

Step 7 - Once this is done, navigate to Settings on the parent account.

Step 8 - Finally select Family and Parental Controls to be able to review your children’s account usage and the games they are allowed to play!

And there you have it! We hope this guide helps you with your PS5 needs!

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