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PS4 Update 5.0 Guide: How to Setup Family Account and Protect Your Loved Ones

With the release of PS4 update 5.0, Sony has introduced new Family Account features. Keeping your family safe is incredibly easy thanks to the new features. But first, you need to select a family Manager Account.

You choose your existing family account as the main Family manager account and set up other accounts on your PS4. Any sub-accounts linked to your profile will automatically be added to Child Family Members. You can easily setup individual parental controls and spending limits to each Child account.

You can add an Adult Family Member by doing the following:

Log in to your PS4 as the family manager and go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. You may need to re-enter your PSN account password.
Select [Add Family Member].

Now you can invite existing PSN accounts by:

Send an invite to [Users on This PS4].
Invite [Friends] if the user is on your Friends list.[Enter Sign-In ID] to send an email invite if you know the email address the family member uses to sign in to PSN.

You can create a new local user account on your system by:

You’ll need to enter a name for the user and their date of birth. You can also choose if you want to allow them access to parental control settings.
The first time the new user logs in to the PS4 system, they’ll be able to create their own PSN account.
Going back to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management] you can select the adult family member you want to appoint as Parent/Guardian, by checking the box [Parent/Guardian].

How to Add Child Family Members

Log in to your PS4 as the family manager and go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. You may need to re-enter your PSN account password.
Select [Add Family Member] > [Create User].
Enter the child’s name and date of birth, then click [Next].
Accept the User Agreement and follow the on-screen instructions to set parental controls for this user.

How to Restrict Access to Online Features

On your PS4, go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. You may need to re-enter your PSN account password.
Select the user you want to set parental controls for.
Under ‘Network Features’ you can choose whether to allow a child family member to communicate with other players on PSN or view content created by other players.
When you’re done, your changes will be saved automatically.

How to Set Age Rating for Games

On your PS4, go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management]. You may need to re-enter your PSN account password.
Select the user you want to set the age level for.
Select [Parental Controls].
Scroll down to [Age Level for Games] and press the X button.
Choose the age rating level you would like to set on this account. If you want to know more about age ratings for games and movies click here.
When you’re done, your changes will be saved automatically.

How to Restrict Monthly Spending

On your PS4, go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls/Family Management] > [Family Management].
Select the user you want to set a spending limit for.
Scroll down to ‘Monthly Spending Limit’ and press the X button.
Choose a monthly spending limit for this user and press the X button.
When you’re done, your changes will be saved automatically.

For more details, you can head over to PlayStation Blog.