When you turn on your PS5you probably want to start accessing your PlayStation Network account to access your PS5 compatible games and your PS Plus subscription.

The PS5 also lets you create new accounts, guest accounts and switch between different user accounts anytime. That means you can easily allow your family or friends to use the console without having to worry about your game saves.

This page explains how to add and remove users on PlayStation 5Either creating a new account, using Quick Play to add a guest, or deleting an old account.

If you’d like to learn more about the PS5, take a look at our guides on the Control Center, changing your online status, and PS5 support.

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To get the most out of your PlayStation 5 we have prepared a series of guides on user accounts, how to activate and configure Remote Play, the Create button to save images and videos, the online status and appear offline, how to place the support PS5 (horizontally and vertically), how to transfer saves from PS4 to PS5, and how to use the Control Center and Selector.

How to add new accounts on PS5

If you want to create a new account on your PS5, you have to select the option ‘Add User’. It is easy to access it in different ways:

  • From the user selection screen that appears when you turn on the console
  • The ‘Change User’ option from the home screen
  • From the Control Center, pressing the PS button
  • The ‘Users and Accounts’ submenu in the console settings
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Regardless of the method, the same screen will always appear with three options:

  • Get started – create a permanent account on your PS5
  • Login and Play – temporarily log into your PlayStation Network account on this console
  • Quick Play – anonymous temporary account

To create a permanent user on PS5, you have to select the ‘Get Started’ option.

You will have the option of logging into a PlayStation Network account, creating a new one, using the Playstation mobile app to log into your account by scanning a QR code, or creating an offline account.

If you want to use a previous PlayStation Network account, you will have to log in with that account on PS5 and manage various functions, including Data Collection.

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If you want to create a new account, you can create a new user.

If you choose to create an offline account, you can choose an icon and name so that you can start enjoying your PS5 right away.

These instructions will also allow you to create an account for a minor: once you create the account, visit ‘Family and Parental Controls’ in the PS5 settings menu to manage parental controls.

How to switch user on PS5

There are two main ways to switch users when playing on PS5.

The first is to visit the home screen and go up to the user account option in the upper right corner of the screen. You will know when you have arrived because your username will appear below.

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Interacting with this menu will open a submenu with various options, including ‘Change user.’

Select ‘Change user’ to open a new menu with all users who have an account on this PS5.

You can select with which user you want to be able to play and get access to files such as saved games on the console. You may have to enter your password if you have set one.

The second way to change users is to access the Control Center by pressing the PS button and selecting the user account option.

You will have to follow the same steps that we have indicated above.

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How to add guests and Quick Play on PS5

There are two ways to add a guest account on your PS5: allow someone to temporarily access their PlayStation Network account on your console, or use Quick Play, which will create a temporary user on your PS5.

These options will automatically delete any data that is created during your time on your console, so don’t worry because you won’t waste space on your console.

Both can be found in the ‘Add User’ menu, which you can access in several ways:

  • From the user selection screen that appears when you turn on the console
  • The ‘Change User’ option from the home screen
  • From the Control Center, pressing the PS button
  • The ‘Users and Accounts’ submenu in the console settings
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In either case, after selecting ‘Add User’ you can choose between ‘Login and Play’ or ‘Quick Play.’

Choosing ‘Login and Play’ will allow you to access your PlayStation Network account and, from that moment on, use the console as if it were your own, although the data will not be saved locally.

Selecting ‘Quick Play’ will create a guest account on your PS5 that will have access to all the games and functionality of the console. If you have the PS5 version with a reader, you can play any game that you have a disc version of.

This guest account will automatically disappear when you choose a new user or turn off the PS5.

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How to remove PS5 users

To remove a user from your PS5, first go to the console settings, which you can easily find in the upper right corner of the home screen.

Go down to ‘Users and Accounts’ and choose the option ‘Users’.

A list of all the accounts that are linked to your PS5 will appear.

Choose the account you want to delete and a small paper icon will appear.

The PS5 will ask if you want to remove that user from the PS5.

If you confirm it, this user will be deleted along with the saved games they have on the console.

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To get the most out of your PlayStation 5 we have prepared a series of guides on user accounts, how to activate and configure Remote Play, the Create button to save images and videos, the online status and appear offline, how to place the support PS5 (horizontally and vertically), how to transfer saves from PS4 to PS5, and how to use the Control Center and Chooser.

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