As a new PlayStation 5 user, I’ve purchased a lot of games on the console, and you probably do too. However, sometimes you may accidentally purchase a game or item. Or, if you live in a household with roommates or family members, someone else may be making a purchase from your PS account. Or maybe your child also uses the PlayStation and you want to make sure they don’t make rush purchases. If that sounds relevant to you, here’s how to password protect PS Store purchases on PS5.

Password protect PS Store purchases on PS5

Once you’ve added a payment method to your PlayStation account, by default you can add items to your cart from the PS Store and checkout without having to enter a CVV or OTP number from your bank.

It’s great for seamless shopping, but it means pretty much anyone can buy stuff from your PS account on your console. That is, unless you have protected your user account with a PIN code.

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

Enable password protection for PS Store purchases

It’s very easy to enable password protection for PS Store purchases on your PlayStation account. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Go to Settings -> Users and Accounts.
  • In the Account section, select “Payment and Subscriptions”.
  • Go to “Purchase Settings”.
  • You will see a “Require password at checkout” option. Just enable this toggle and that’s it.

Now, whenever you try to make a purchase from the PS Store, your console will ask you to enter your PlayStation Network password. This way, you can ensure that only you are making purchases on your console. Plus, it’s also a great way to make sure you don’t make accidental purchases from your PS account.

Protect your PlayStation account against accidental purchases

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

So, do you have password protection in place for payments on your PS account? Let us know in the comments. If you liked this article, also check out our other Play Station 5 articles on how to use the create button on PS5 and how to configure game presets on PS5 for a better gaming experience on this awesome console.