So you just got a brand new PlayStation 5 and set it up with your accounts, preset game difficulties and more, plus accounts for your family members or roommates. However, if you’re worried that someone might log into your user account and make purchases from PlayStation Store, or mess up your progress in games, there’s a simple solution. If you want to make sure no one else can access your games on a shared console, here’s how to set a password and protect your user account on PS5.

How to Password Protect Your User Account on PS5

If your primary concern is protecting your account from accidental purchases made by other shared console users, you should definitely enable password protection for purchases on your PS5. However, if you don’t want anyone to be able to play games on your account, using a PIN is the best option. Additionally, you also need to make sure that your account is not set to automatically sign in to the PlayStation 5.

In this article, we’ll discuss both of these things and how you can make sure no one accidentally starts playing games from your account on PS5. As always, you can use the table of contents below to jump directly to any section of this article.

How to Disable Auto Login on PS5

The first thing to do on a shared console is to disable the auto-login feature. This feature is meant to make the whole gaming experience on your console more seamless and it is actually useful. However, for shared console users, it can also be a headache because no matter who turns on the PS5, they will automatically be logged into your account. Luckily, you can disable it very easily. Here’s how.

  • Go to Settings – > Users & Accounts.
  • Go to “Connection Settings”.
  • Make sure the toggle that says “Connect to PS5 automatically” is turned off.

How to Set a User PIN on PlayStation 5

You can also use a PIN to password protect your user account on PS5. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Go to Settings -> Users and Accounts.
  • Go to “Connection Settings”.
  • Select “Set a PS5 login code”
  • Enter the desired password here.

Your user account will now be protected with your chosen PIN, so you can rest assured that no one else can accidentally (or intentionally) access your account.

How to Remove User PIN on PlayStation 5

If you’ve set up a User PIN on your PS5 and want to remove it later, here’s how.

  • Go to Settings -> Users and Accounts.
  • Go to “Connection Settings”
  • Select “Delete your PS5 login code”.
  • Enter your login password and select “OK”.

That’s it, you can now log in to your PS5 user account without having to enter a PIN code.

Easily password protect your user account on PS5

Well, this is how you can make sure your PlayStation 5 account stays secure. With a PIN, you can ensure that no one else can log into your account and make purchases on the PS Store. Of course, you can also remove the PIN code by following the steps described above.

Although the process is very simple, if you have any doubts or face any difficulties, drop a comment below and we will try to help you. Also, be sure to check out our article on how you can use the Create button on the PS5 Dual-Sense controller to take screenshots, record gameplay, and stream your games.