Password Protect PS Store Purchases on PS5

As a new PlayStation 5 user, I buy a lot of games on console and you probably do as well. However, sometimes you may accidentally purchase a game or item. Or, if you live in the same house as your roommates or family members, there is a possibility that someone else is making purchases from your PS account. Or maybe your child also uses a PlayStation and you want to make sure they don’t shop in a hurry. If any of these make sense to you, here’s how to password protect PS Store purchases on PS5.

Password Protected PS Store Purchases on PS5

When you add a payment method to your PlayStation account, by default you can add things to your cart from the PS Store and pay from your bank without having to enter a CVV number or OTP.

This is great for hassle-free purchases, but means that just about anyone can buy something from your PS account on your console. That is, unless you have protected your user account with a PIN.

In this article, we’ll explain how you (or someone who shares your console) can require your PlayStation ID password to be entered each time you make a purchase with your account.

Enable Password Protection for PS Store Purchases

Enabling password protection for PS Store purchases on your PlayStation account is really easy. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Go to Settings -> Users & Accounts.

  • Under the Account section, select ‘Payment & Subscriptions’.

ps5 payments and subscription settings

  • Go to ‘Purchase Settings’.

ps5 purchase settings

  • You will see the option ‘Require Password at Checkout’. Simply enable this toggle and that’s it.

enable require password to control ps5

Now whenever you try to make a purchase on the PS Store, your console will ask you to enter your PlayStation Network password. In this way, you can ensure that only you make purchases on your console. It’s also a great way to ensure you don’t accidentally make purchases from your PS account.

Protect Your PlayStation Account From Accidental Purchases

While it’s clear that everyone in your household should have their own PSN user account, now you know how to enable password protection for payments if you’re worried about accidental purchases.

So, have you set up password protection for payments in your PS account? Let us know in the comments. If you enjoyed this article, also check out our other Play Station 5 articles on using the compose button on PS5 and setting game presets on PS5 for a better gaming experience on this great console.

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