How to Change Your PSN Name

Switch up your PSN login email, password, or ID on a PS4


What to Know

  • Press Up on the directional pad and select Settings Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID.
  • The first time you change your PSN ID is free. After that, it costs $9.99 or $4.99 with a PlayStation Plus subscription.
  • Go to Settings Account Management > Account Information. Select Sign-In ID to change your email or Security to set a new password.

This article explains how to change your PSN name, associated email address, and password.

How to Change Your PSN ID

Users can change their PlayStation Network (PSN) display name through the PS4 console.

  1. Turn on your PS4 and press Up on the directional pad to reach the icons at the top of the home screen.

  2. Find and select Settings. It's almost all the way to the right and looks like a toolbox

  3. Go to Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID.

  4. You'll see an option to enter your new Online ID. It will also display how long you've been using your current Online ID and how much it'll cost to change to a new one.

    The first Online ID change is free; each subsequent change costs $9.99. Reverting to an old Online ID is always free, which you might need to do if you encounter compatibility issues with old purchases.

How to Change Your PSN Email Address

Your PSN Sign-In ID is the email address associated with your PSN account.

Changing this associated email is easy and should be updated to your most commonly used email so you can stay on top of information regarding your PSN account.

  1. Once you're on the home page of your PlayStation console, press Up on the directional pad, then select Settings.

  2. Go to Account Management > Account Information > Sign-In ID. You'll be prompted to enter your password.

  3. You'll then be asked to enter the email address you would like to associate with your PSN information.

    If you're changing the Sign-In ID of a sub-account, you'll also need the password of the master account.

  4. Sony will send an email to confirm the Sign-In ID change. Click or tap the link in the email to verify your new address.

  5. Once your new email has been confirmed, you'll receive an official email at both your new email address and old email address to confirm the change.

How to Change Your PSN Password

Changing your PSN Password follows almost the same steps as changing your Sign-In ID.

  1. From the PS4 dashboard, press Up on the directional pad, then select Settings.

  2. Go to Account Management > Account Information > Security.

  3. Follow onscreen prompts and input the required information. You may be prompted to enter your Sign-In ID and current Password.

  4. You'll then need to enter your new Password twice. Once you've changed it, you'll receive an email confirming the change.