Restrict Use of PS4 Features

If minors will be using the PS4™ system, parents or guardians can restrict the use of its features as necessary. Adjust these settings by selecting items from [Parental Controls] > [Restrict Use of PS4 Features].
The parental controls passcode must be entered to set or change each item. The default passcode is "0000".

This setting is applied to all users on the PS4™ system.


You can restrict the starting of applications and playing of content such as videos that have age limitations.
In addition to [Allow], 11 levels can be set. The lower the parental control number, the tighter the restriction. The default setting is [9].
Whether an application or content can be used depends on the combination of the parental control level set on the PS4™ system and the level of the application or content. For example, if you want to restrict applications or content with a parental control level of "4" or higher, set the PS4™ system's level to [3].

Verifying the level of the application or content

Select the application or content from the content area, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Information].
If an application or content has restrictions, the parental control level appears in the [Parental Control] field.

Combinations of game rating labels and parental control levels

Parental control level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Approximate age of user 0~ 3~ 6~ 10~ 12~ 14~ 15~ 17~ 18~ - -
North America/Central America and South America*1 *4
Australia *5
New Zealand

South Africa*3
Excluding Brazil
Excluding Portugal and Germany
These ratings are not compatible with the parental control level of the PS4™ system. Set the PS4™ system's level by referring to the approximate age of users in the table above.
Approximate age of user: 17~
Approximate age of user: 15~

Blu-ray Disc™/DVD

You can restrict playback of Blu-ray Disc™ or DVD videos that have age limitations.

Blu-ray Disc™

In addition to [Allow], an age can be set. The lower the age, the tighter the restriction. The default setting is [Allow].


In addition to [Allow], 8 levels can be set. The lower the number, the tighter the restriction. The default setting is [Allow].

Country or Region for Parental Control

Select the country or region for the disc's parental control restriction. The default setting is [United States]. It is usually not necessary to adjust these settings.

Internet Browser

You can restrict (Internet Browser) from starting. The default setting is [Allow].

Select [New User] and Log In to PS4

You can restrict the creation of new users. You can also restrict logging in as a guest.
This is to prevent users from logging in if parental controls have not been set for them. The default setting is [Allow].

Change Passcode

You can change the parental control passcode. Correctly enter the new passcode 2 times.

If you forget the passcode, you must initialize the PS4™ system. Handle the passcode with care. Do not forget it and do not let third parties obtain it.