How to Change and Update Your Age on PlayStation Network

Your age on your PlayStation Network (PSN) account determines what content and features you can access. While PlayStation doesn’t officially allow you to change your age after setting up your account, there is a little-known backdoor method to update it.

Why You Might Want to Change Your Age

Here are some common reasons you may want to update your age on PSN:

  • You entered the wrong birthdate when creating your account. It’s easy to accidentally put in the wrong date, month, or year. Updating it ensures you have the correct age on file.
  • You want to access age-restricted games or other content. Certain games, movies, and features have age minimums. Changing your age to accurately reflect your real-life age grants proper access.
  • Parental controls are restricting access. If you have parental controls limiting access based on a child account, updating the age can remove restrictions.
  • You created your account when underage. Some underage players put in a fake older age to create their PSN account. Fixing this ensures everything lines up legally.

No matter the reason, the good news is you can change your PSN age, but only once.

How to Change Your Age on PlayStation Network

Follow these steps to update your date of birth and age on PSN:

  1. Go to and sign in using your PSN account’s email and password.
  2. Enter your correct date of birth when prompted.
  3. Check the box to agree to the privacy policy terms.
  4. Click “Save” to make the changes.

After you update your age, you may need to go through an additional verification process before the changes fully apply to your account. This helps ensure security and accuracy.

The key things to note again are that this age change method only works once per account, and you must use the exact PSN sign-in details when updating it.

Parental Controls Based on Age

PlayStation allows parents and guardians to set up parental controls and restrictions based on a child’s age. Here is an overview:

  • Sub accounts – Children under 18 need a sub account linked to a parent’s account. This allows custom restrictions based on age.
  • Communication – Limit abilities to contact other players online, join groups, etc. Set by game or blanket rules.
  • Content restrictions – Block access to mature-rated games, movies, websites, and user-generated content above set age ratings.
  • Spending limits – Define monthly PlayStation Store spending caps to prevent unauthorized purchases.
  • Playtime controls – Decide maximum daily or weekly gaming limits that automatically enforce shutdown at limit.

Adjust these controls by signing in to your account online or directly on a PS4 or PS5 console under Family Management settings.

Having accurate age information for child accounts ensures these parental tools work properly to create a safe, age-appropriate gaming environment.

What to Do If You Entered the Wrong Age

Since you only get one chance to change your age on PlayStation Network, it’s imperative to get it right the first time. But mistakes happen.

If you still have the wrong age on your account after attempting an update, here are a few options:

  • Contact PlayStation Support – Explain your situation to see if they can manually change your age with proof documents.
  • Make a new account – As a last resort, create a new PSN account with the correct age. You lose your gaming history and purchases.
  • Wait until 18 – If your account age is under 18, you can change it to an adult account when you actually turn 18 years old.

While inconvenient, making a new account ensures you get to start fresh with the proper date of birth set up from the beginning. Be extra careful when entering your birthday during account creation.

Tips for PSN Account Security

Here are some general tips to keep your PlayStation Network account secure:

  • Use a strong, unique password that mixes letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Set up two-factor authentication (2FA) for an extra account login verification layer.
  • Don’t share your PSN sign-in details with anyone, including friends or siblings.
  • Only enter personal info like your birthday when creating an account on official PlayStation websites and consoles.
  • Avoid clicking suspicious links that ask you to log in to steal your credentials.

Following good security practices greatly reduces the chances of your PSN account being compromised. Combine that with accurately setting your age from the start, and you enhance both safety and access.


While PlayStation doesn’t make it obvious, you can change your age on PSN one time if you use the proper Sony Mobile website method. This allows you to update inaccuracies or remove restrictions.

Just remember that parental controls, content access, and features on PlayStation Network rely heavily on your age information. Entering the correct date of birth when making new accounts ensures everything works properly the first time.