How to appear offline on PlayStation 4

PS4 and controller charging dock
PS4 and controller charging dock (Image credit: Android Central)

Sometimes when I hop on my PlayStation 4 I just want to play a game by myself in peace. That doesn't always happen if friends see that I'm online and pester me to join a party or game. If you're like me and want to stop this before it even happens, just set your status so that you're appearing offline. You can play your games with your friends none the wiser.

Here's how to do it

  1. From the home screen, select your profile.

Source: Android Central (Image credit: Source: Android Central)
  1. Select Set Online Status.
  2. Select Appear Offline.Source: Android Central

You'll know if worked when a red circle with an X inside appears next to your profile icon. If a blue circle is showing up, that means you are appearing online to everyone instead.

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Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.