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How to reset and change your password on PlayStation 4

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Privacy and security are more important than ever in the digital age. It's too easy for our information — especially our passwords — to fall into the wrong hands. If you feel as if your PlayStation Network account may be compromised or you just want to change your password every now and then for some added peace of mind, it's quick and easy to do so from both your console and on desktop.

How to change your PSN password on PlayStation 4

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Account Management.

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  1. Select Account Information.
  2. Select Security.

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  1. Select Password.
  2. Enter your current password and new password you'd like as prompted.

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  1. Hit Confirm.

How to change your PSN password on desktop

  1. Go to playstation.com.
  2. Sign-in through the upper right hand corner of the page.
  3. Click on your profile image.

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  1. Select Account Settings from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select Security on the left of the page.
  3. Click on Edit next to your password.
  4. Enter your current password and the new password you'd like as prompted.

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  1. Hit Save.

Still worried about your account security?

If changing your password isn't enough for you, you can always set up two-factor authentication. This provides an additional layer of security by sending a code to your cellphone every time you log in, so you can prove that it's you logging in and not someone else.

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Jennifer Locke
Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke is Android Central's Games Editor and 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 on Twitter @JenLocke95.