How to View Complete Purchase and Transaction History on a PlayStation 4 Console

Being able to view your full purchase and transaction history on your PlayStation 4 (PS4) console is important for keeping track of your spending and ensuring there are no unauthorized charges. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to easily access your complete PS4 purchase and transaction logs:

Accessing Your Transaction History

Viewing your transaction history on your PS4 is simple and can be done directly through the console’s settings menu:

  1. From your PS4 home screen, go to Settings > Account Management > Account Information
  2. Select Wallet
  3. Choose Transaction History

This will display your full history of purchases and transactions made from your PlayStation Network (PSN) account.

Specifying a Date Range

To view transactions during a specific time period:

  1. After selecting Transaction History, choose Enter Date Range
  2. Use your controller to select a start and end date to filter transactions made between those dates
  3. Select Confirm to apply the date range filter

This allows you to narrow down your transaction history to only show purchases made within a certain timeframe.

Viewing Transaction Details

To get more details on any transaction:

  1. Highlight the transaction you want more information on
  2. Press the X button on your controller to expand the transaction details

The expanded view will display:

  • Transaction number
  • Date of purchase
  • Description of item purchased
  • Amount charged
  • Type of transaction
  • Account that made the purchase

Having these details available makes it easy to identify charges and confirm past purchases.

Downloading Purchased Games and Content

In addition to seeing your transaction history, you can also re-download any games, DLC, themes, avatars or other content purchased from PlayStation Store in the past.

To download previously purchased content:

  1. Go to the PlayStation Store icon and select Library > Purchased
  2. Find the purchased content you want to download again
  3. Select the item and choose Download

Even if content has been deleted from your PS4, you can always download it again from PlayStation Store as long as the purchase is showing in your transaction history.

Checking Subscription Status

You can also view active PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscriptions and check expiration dates.

  1. Go to Settings > Account Management > Account Information
  2. Select Subscriptions
  3. Choose the subscription you want to check status on

This will show active status, last payment date, and expiration date for the subscription.

Why Regularly Checking Transaction History Matters

  • Catch unauthorized purchases or charges – Monitoring your transaction history helps you identify any unknown or fraudulent purchases made from your account.
  • Confirm successful purchases – You can verify that items you purchased have been successfully charged to your payment method.
  • Track spending – Seeing your full transaction record makes it easy to monitor and manage the amount you spend on PlayStation content.
  • Re-download previously purchased games & add-ons – Your transaction history allows you to download again any games or DLC that you had previously purchased.

So be sure to periodically review your PS4 transaction logs to confirm all charges, track spending, and access previously purchased content. Having your full purchase and transaction details available directly through your console makes this a quick and easy process.

Additional Tips for Managing Your PlayStation Account

  • Set up purchase password requirements for added security when making PS Store buys.
  • Enable two-step verification for your PlayStation Network account.
  • Deactivate your PS4 as primary if it has been lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized purchases.
  • Check bank statements regularly to match charges with your PlayStation transaction history.
  • Contact PlayStation consumer services about any unknown transactions or account issues.

In Summary

  • Your full PlayStation transaction and purchase history is accessible directly through the PS4 console settings menu.
  • Use the date range filter to view records for a specific time period.
  • Expand transaction details to view amount charged and description of individual purchases.
  • Re-download previously purchased games, DLC and other content through the PlayStation Store.
  • Regularly check your transaction logs to monitor spending and catch unauthorized activity.

Keeping tabs on your PlayStation transaction and purchase background is straightforward and important. So be sure to follow the steps outlined here to easily view your complete PS4 financial records through your console.