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By: MISTA_MAC74 Wastelander 735 posts
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What is the point of a PS4 sub account?

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Why not just created another profile on ps4 instead of a sub account. Can anyone explain what a sub account is and does? Thanks in advance.

 

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Treasure Hunter
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Re: What is the point of a sub account?

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Master Accounts

  • Master Accounts are the standard type of account used on the PlayStation Network.
  • Master Accounts can be created by registered users of the PlayStation Network of a specified age or older.
  • Master Account holders can adjust parental control settings such as monthly spending limits or restrictions on voice / video chat for associated Sub Accounts.

Sub Accounts

  • Sub Accounts will be created based on the age of the account holder. Users under 18 will automatically be creating a sub account.
  • Sub Accounts must be created in association with a Master Account.
  • Some sub account activities can be monitored by the associated Master Account holder.
  • Sub account holders cannot create wallets but can make use of the associated Master Account's wallet to pay for products and services.
  • The settings of a Sub Account can be initially set up when the Sub Account is created and later edited by the associated Master Account.
  • Once a subaccount is created, it cannot be changed to a master account even if the account holder becomes older than 18 years old.

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Re: What is the point of a sub account?

Apr 5, 2014
Ok thanks. So it's more for parents making a profile for their kids. Cool.
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Apr 5, 2014
The only thing that sucks about it is it will always be a kids account even after the kid turns 18.
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Apr 5, 2014
Yea that is a downside. Couldn't I just make a normal account then put parental controls on that one?
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Re: What is the point of a sub account?

Apr 5, 2014

YUP They should have one account type with parental controls. Turn them off and instatnt master account. No more troubles or loss of account achievements when you grow up and move out or live in your parents basement.Smiley Embarassed


Getting Older doesn't mean it's GAME OVER
It's a better idea to buy games for your PS4
Than to buy a New Console for your PS4
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