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How to Change PSN [PlayStation Network] Name



How to Change PSN Name

PSN name is a well-known term among the PlayStation users and it is your unique identity to access all games with past winning records. At some point in time, you may think of changing the name for a fresh start. There is an option to alter the name. We all choose a name at the very beginning of setting up PSN, which we regret after some time. Changing the PSN name was not possible till 2019. So once you set a name, that will be permanent. Only after 2019 Sony provides the option of changing the PSN online ID based on user requests. It offers only one chance to change the name for free. Therefore, choose the best name if you are willing to change the PSN name for free.

How to change PSN name

Note: PSN username is termed as PSN online ID by Sony

Cost to Change PSN Name

As mentioned above, you can utilize one free chance to change the PSN ID. Thereafter, for each name change, PlayStation Plus subscribers need to pay $4.99 and non-subscribers will have to pay $9.99.

Note: PS3, PS Vita, and PS/TV games and apps do not support changed PSN usernames. Some PS4 games may encounter issues like loss of saved game data after an online ID change.

How to Change PSN Name

You can able to change the PSN name from PS4, PS5, and web browser.

Change PSN Username from PS4

Quick Guide: Go to Settings > Account Management > Account Information > Profile > Online ID

[1] Turn on the PlayStation 4 and go to the Home screen

[2] Select the Settings on your PS4 home screen.

[3] From the menu, select Account Management.

select Account management on PS4

[4] Click on Account Information and then select Profile.

[5] Under the Profile menu, click on Online ID.

Click Online ID to change PSN name on PS4

[6] Enter your new PSN name and select I Accept in the Warning prompt to finish the process.

[7] You will be signed out of all the devices after changing the name.

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How to Change PSN Name on PS5

Quick Guide: Go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Account > Profile > Online ID

[1] Power on PlayStation 5 and open Settings on PS5.

[2] Scroll down and select Users and Accounts.

Select users and accounts menu

[3] Click on Account and choose the Profile option.

[4] Finally, select Online ID and change the new PSN name.

[5] Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the process.

[6] As a result, you will be signed out of all the devices.

How to Change PlayStation Network Name using Web Browser

[1] Go to the Sony Official Website on the web browser and sign in to your Sony account.

[2] Select your PSN profile.

[3] Click on the Edit option next to the existing PSN name.

Select Edit in PSN Profile

[4] Provide the new PSN online ID and then follow the on-screen instructions.

[5] Again you will be signed of PSN on all devices.

The changed username may take some time to register. Sometimes it can take up to a week to reflect on the changes. In case there is an issue in registering your new online ID, Sony will change the PSN name to its previous available one. If you have any problem following the above steps, please mention them in the comments section below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my PSN name back to the old one?

Yes. PlayStation users can get back to the old PSN name. Changing a new PSN name will not remove your old name permanently. Users can revert back to an old PSN name by contacting PlayStation Support. Sonly also offers an option to display your old PSN name next to your new PSN name for 30 days. This will help your friends to notice the name change.

How to change your PlayStation name for free?

Sony allows its users to change the PSN name for free, only once. After the first name change, users are supposed to pay for each subsequent change. The cost will be $4.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and $9.99 for others.

Can I change the PSN online ID for a child account?

No, Sony does not allow users to change their PSN Online ID if the user is handling a child account.

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