Linking an account via a PS3™ system

Even if you do not have Wi-Fi at home or at another location, you can still link an existing Sony Entertainment Network account by connecting your system to a PS3™ system that is connected to the Internet.

You can connect your system to a PS3™ system that is signed in to PlayStation™Network and link the account that is linked to the PS3™ system with your system.

Sign in to PlayStation™Network on the PS3™ system.
On the PS3™ system, close all open applications, and then select (Users).
Connect your system and the PS3™ system using a USB cable.
On your system, select (Content Manager) > [Copy Content].
When the sign-in ID used on the PS3™ system is displayed, select [Use].
Enter the password for the account used on the PS3™ system, and then select [OK].
The account is linked to your system and your sign-in ID and password are saved on your system.
  • You remain signed in to PlayStation™Network unless, for example, you sign out manually. This gives you easier access to the online features.
  • If your system cannot connect to a network, then your system might sign you out.

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