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PS4: Play Time Management for Child Accounts

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Family Management - Play Time Feature

Play time is a feature of Family Management that allows the family managers, parents, or guardians to control play time for child family members.

Requirements to Manage Play Time

  • Your account must either be the family manager or an adult family member appointed as a guardian.

  • The Child Account you're managing must be a family member.

  • Time Zone must first be set for the Child Account before Play Time Settings can be adjusted.

Play Time Setting Options

You can cause notifications to be sent to the child during gameplay so that the child knows when they should save and quit. Alternatively, family managers can set the PlayStation®4 system to automatically log out child family members once play time is over. Play time restrictions for offline child profiles apply only to the PS4™ system where they were set. Play time restrictions for online Sony Entertainment Network accounts for children will instead apply to the child family member no matter which PS4™ system they log into.

How to Set Play Time for Child Accounts on the PS4™

  1. First, log in as the family manager or guardian account of the child account that you wish to set play time for.

  2. From the home screen, go to [Settings] > [Parental Controls] > [Family Management]. You may be prompted to enter sign-in information before continuing.

  3. Select a child member listed from your family.

  4. Select [Time Zone] and choose a global time zone for the child account.

  5. Select [Play Time Settings] > [Play Time Restrictions] > and then select [Restrict].

  6. Now you can set or change daily and weekly play time for this child account. Select [Save] to apply play time settings or changes.

 

How to Set Play Time for Child Accounts from the PlayStation®App

  1. Open the PlayStation®App on your mobile device and sign in to your family manager or guardian account.

  2. Tap the PlayStation® symbol at the bottom of the screen to pull up the main menu.

  3. Tap [Settings] > [Account Information].

  4. Tap the menu icon at the top left of your screen to bring up your account menu. Tap [Family Management] > tap the child family account you want to set play time restrictions for.

  5. Now you can set or change daily and weekly play time for this child account. Select [Save] to apply play time settings or changes.

     

How to Set Play Time for Child Accounts from Web Browser

  1. On web browser, go to playstation.com/acct/family to sign in to your [Family Manager] account.

  2. Click on the child account you want to set play time restrictions for.

  3. Click [Edit] by the play time restrictions you would like to set or change for this child account. Select [Save] to apply changes.

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