When you get your PlayStation 5 (PS5) starts, you will undoubtedly want to log in to your existing PlayStation Network account to have your games and PlayStation Plus subscription back.

You can also create new PS5 account, add guest accounts and switch between PS5 accounts anytime you want. This way your family can also use the console without ruining your savegames.

Finally, this page also explains how to Deleted PS5 user accounts and how to use PlayStation 5 Quick Play.

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If you want to know everything about the PS5, check our guides about your PS5 online status, PS5 accounts, the PS5 standard and PS5 Control Center.

Add new PS5 accounts

If you want to create a new account on your PlayStation 5, select the option ‘Add User’. You can find this option in several ways:

  • Via the ‘User’ selection screen when you start the console
  • The ‘Switch User’ option in the basic screen
  • Via the Control Center that you can see by pressing the PS button
  • The ‘Users and Accounts’ submenu the settings

However you get to this option, you will always end up with the same screen with three options:

  • Get Started – create a new permanent PS5 account
  • Sign In and Play – you can temporarily log into your PlayStation Network account on this console
  • Quick Play – anonymous temporary account

If you want to create a new, permanent account on your PlayStation 5, choose the option ‘Get Started.’

You will then be given the choice to log in to an existing PlayStation Network account, create a new one, or use the PSApp to log in to your account via a QR code or create an offline account.

If you want to use your previous account, log in to the PS5. Now you still have to arrange a few things, including Data Collection.

If you create a new account, you can also create a new username.

Via an offline account you can choose an icon and username, so that you can enjoy your PS5 even without an internet connection.

These instructions allow you to create an account for your child, with the only difference that you will need to visit the ‘Family and Parental Controls’ submenu in the settings to activate settings.

Switch PS5 users

There are two ways to switch accounts while playing on your PlayStation 5.

First and foremost, you can go to the home screen and go to the ‘Users’ option in the top right corner. Normally you will now see your username.

Click on it and a submenu will open with a few options including ‘Switch User.’

Selecting ‘Switch User’ will open a new menu with all users who currently have an account on this PS5.

You can choose which user you want to play as and thus gain access to all files (including save files) that the account in question has on this console. Certain parts of the account may require you to enter a password.

The second way to switch users is to press the PS button to activate the Control Center and select the User option.

Then you follow the same steps as above

Adding PS5 guests and Quick Play on PS5 explained

There are two ways to add a guest account to your PS5. Either you let someone log in temporarily via their own PlayStation Network account on your console, or a temporary guest account is created on your PS5 via Quick Play.

These options instantly delete any data created on your console during their playing time, so you don’t have to worry about impact on your storage capacity.

You can find both options by selecting the ‘Add User’ option, which can be found in several ways:

  • Via the selection screen that appears when you activate the console
  • Via the ‘Switch User’ option on the basic screen
  • Via the Control Center that you activate via the PS button
  • The ‘Users and Accounts’ submenu in the console settings

However you get there, after selecting ‘Add User’ you can choose from either ‘Sign In and Play’ or ‘Quick Play.’

If you choose ‘Sign In and Play’, you can log in to your PlayStation Network account and use the console as if it were yours. All your data is also stored.

If you select ‘Quick Play’, the console will automatically create a guest account that has access to all games and features downloaded to this console. If you have the physical version of the PS5, you can also play any physical disc.

The guest account will automatically disappear when you select a new user or switch off the PS5.

Remove PS5 users

To delete a user from your PS5, you must first go to the console settings. You can find it by going to the top right corner of the basic screen.

Then scroll to ‘Users and Accounts’ and select the option ‘Users.’

This will show you a list of all the accounts present on or linked to your PS5.

Now go to the account you want to delete and an icon with a trash can will appear. Select this.

Before removing it, the console will ask if you want to remove this user from the PS5.

If you confirm, the account will be deleted along with any saved data that may have been on the console.

If you want to know everything about the PS5, check our guides about your PS5 online status, PS5 accounts, the PS5 standard and PS5 Control Center.

Source : IGN

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