How to Deactivate Your PS4 as Your Primary Console on the PlayStation Network

If you’re looking to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console on the PlayStation Network, we’ve got you covered. Follow our simple guide and you’ll be up and running in no time.

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Introduction

In order to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console on the PlayStation Network, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Account Information] and select “PlayStation Network/Account Management”.

2) Select “Activate as Your Primary PS4”.

3) Select “Deactivate”.

4) A message will appear asking you to confirm that you want to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console. Select “Yes” to continue.

5) You will be taken back to the “Account Management” screen, and a message will appear confirming that your PS4 has been deactivated as your primary console.

What is a primary console?

In order to maintain a consistent and fair environment for all gamers on the PlayStation Network, Sony requires that each PS4 console be set as either your “primary” or “secondary” console. Your primary console is the one that you use most frequently and is the only one that can be used to play digital games purchased from the PlayStation Store. Your secondary console is one that you use less often and can only be used to play disc-based games.

Why would you want to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console?

PlayStation Network (PSN) is a digital media entertainment service provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Launched in November 2006, PSN was originally conceived for the PlayStation video game consoles, but soon expanded to encompass smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players and high-definition televisions. As of April 2016, over 110 million users have been documented, with 94 million of them active monthly as of May 2019.

How to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console

If you no longer want your PS4 to be your primary console, you can deactivate it from your PlayStation Network account. Doing this will allow another console to be designated as your primary console. You can deactivate your PS4 as your primary console from the PlayStation Network account management page on the Sony Entertainment Network website.

To deactivate your PS4 as your primary console, sign in to your PlayStation Network account and go to the “Account Management” page. On this page, select “System Activation” from the list of options. From here, you will be able to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console.

How to reactivate your PS4 as your primary console

From your PS4™ go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4].
A message will appear that says, “Reactivating your PS4 will allow any user on this console to access your PlayStation®Plus collection of digital games, as well as any content vengeance purchases you have made. It will also allow share play and remote play features to be used by users on this console.”

After you select “OK”, a confirmation screen will appear. Select “Deactivate” to deactivate your PS4.

What happens when you deactivate your PS4 as your primary console?

When you deactivate your PS4 as your primary console, you will no longer have access to any games or DLC that you have purchased with your PSN account. In order to continue using these games and DLC, you will need to activate another PS4 as your primary console. You will also be unable to share your PlayStation Plus membership with any other accounts on that PS4.

What happens when you reactivate your PS4 as your primary console?

If you deactivate your PS4 as your primary console, anyone who uses your console will be unable to access any games or DLC that they don’t own themselves. In order to access any DLC content, they will need to purchase it themselves or sign in with a PlayStation Network account that has already purchased it. Additionally, any saved data that is associated with games and apps will be inaccessible while the console is deactivated.

FAQ

Q: How do I deactivate my PS4 as my primary console on the PlayStation Network?

A: To deactivate your PS4 as your primary console on the PlayStation Network, please follow the steps below:

1. From the main menu of your PS4, go to “Settings”.
2. Scroll down and select “Account Management”.
3. Select “Account Information”.
4. Select “PlayStation Network/Account Management”.
5. Select “Deactivate as Your Primary PS4”.
6. Follow the prompts to confirm that you want to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console on the PlayStation Network.

Conclusion

In order to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console on the PlayStation Network, you will need to follow these steps:

1) Go to “Settings” from the main menu on your PS4
2) Select “Account Management”
3) Select “Activate as Your Primary PS4”
4) Select “Deactivate”

After you have completed these steps, your PS4 will no longer be the primary console for your PlayStation Network account.

Resources

If you would like to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console on the PlayStation Network, you will need to do so through the PS4 Settings. Once you have deactivated your PS4, you will be able to activate another PS4 as your primary console.

In order to deactivate your PS4, follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings
2. Select Account Management
3. Select Activate as Your Primary PS4
4. Select Deactivate
5. Confirm that you want to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console
6. You will now be able to activate another PS4 as your primary console through the same process

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