PlayStation 5 (PS5)

Controls & Settings guide

Learn how to set up parental controls and manage your child’s use of games, apps, and features on the PS5 console. The PS5 includes parental controls and spending limits that work alongside family management and play time controls.

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What do I need?

Access to the PlayStation 5 console, and a PlayStation Network (Master) account in your name that you will use to create a sub-account for your child.

Restrictions you can apply

icon Apps Access
icon Chatting
icon Game Ratings
icon Inappropriate content
icon Online games
icon Parental control
icon Privacy and identity theft
icon Purchasing
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Step by Step instructions

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Get started

You can set parental controls from a web browser or on your PlayStation console.

– Sign in to Account Management, then Family Management.
– Next, select the child account you want to set restrictions for and select Edit to adjust the feature.

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Go to Settings, normally located in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

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Next, press Family and Parental Controls, Family Management, then Parental Controls.

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Here you can choose from the dropdown menu the following restriction levels – Late Teens or Older, Early Teens, Child, No Restrictions or Customise.

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Within the Restriction Level, you can customise your child’s experience.

Next to each option (not limited to):
– Communication and User-Generated Content
: Restrict chatting and messaging with other players.
Age Filtering for Online Content
Money Spending: You can set a spending limit your child is able to spend each month from £0 – unlimited.
Web Browsing: Restrict access to websites shared in messages and links to pages inside games.

Select the appropriate level then press Confirm to save.

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