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How to Delete a User on PS4

Managing user profiles on your PlayStation 4 can help you free up space for new games and other multimedia content. This guide will walk you through the steps to delete a user profile from your PS4.

What to Know

To delete a user profile from your PS4:

  1. Go to Settings > Login Settings > User Management > Delete User.
  2. Select the user account you wish to remove and confirm by selecting Delete.

Note that any data associated with the user will be deleted, including games, applications, and media purchased by that profile.

Steps to Delete a User From Your PlayStation 4

Before deleting a user account, it’s a good idea to inform the account owner to ensure no important information is lost. Follow these steps to delete a user profile from your PS4:

  1. Log in to Your PlayStation Account: Sign in to any account on your PS4.
  2. Open Settings: Navigate to the top of the screen and select the Settings option.
  3. Select Login Settings: Scroll down and choose Login Settings.
  4. Go to User Management: Scroll down and select User Management.
  5. Choose Delete User: Select the Delete User option.
  6. Select the User Account: Choose the user account you want to remove.
  7. Confirm Deletion: Confirm the action by selecting the Delete button.

Important Considerations

Deleting a user profile from your PS4 is not the same as deleting the account with Sony. The profile can still be redownloaded to your system later if needed. When you delete a user from your PS4:

  • Data Deletion: All data related to the user, including saved games and screenshots, will be deleted.
  • Content Access: Games, applications, and media purchased by the profile will become inaccessible unless another user on the system also owns the licenses for that content.

What Happens to a Deleted Account?

When you delete a user profile from your PS4:

  • Saved Data: All saved game data, screenshots, and video clips created by the user will be deleted.
  • Purchased Content: Any games, applications, or media purchased by the user will become unavailable. However, if another user on the system has purchased the same content, it will still be accessible.

Even after deletion from your PS4, the user account remains on Sony’s systems and can be redownloaded if the user wishes to use your console again. To completely delete an account from Sony’s systems, a different process is required.

Avoid Creating Accounts for Guests

If you frequently have guests who want to play on your PS4 but don’t need a permanent account, consider creating a Guest account. To do this:

  1. When prompted to log in, select Add New User.
  2. Choose the Guest Account option.

Guest accounts are temporary and will delete all associated data once logged out. Ensure not to save any important data on a guest account as it will be lost upon logout.

By managing user profiles efficiently, you can keep your PS4 organized and ensure you have enough space for new content.

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