How to Enable 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) on PS4 or PS5

Here are the steps on how to enable 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication) on PS4 or PS5:

On your PS4:

  1. Go to Settings > Account Management > Account Information > Security.
  2. Select 2-Step Verification and then Activate.
  3. Choose how you want to receive the verification code:
    • Text Message: Enter your mobile phone number to receive a verification code via SMS.
    • Authenticator App: Use an authenticator app (such as Authy or Google Authenticator) to receive a verification code. You’ll need to scan a QR code with your authenticator app here to connect.
  4. Enter the verification code and then select Activate.

On your PS5:

  1. Go to Settings > Users and Accounts > Security > 2-Step Verification.
  2. Select Activate.
  3. Choose how you want to receive the verification code:
    • Text Message: Enter your mobile phone number to receive a verification code via SMS.
    • Authenticator App: Use an authenticator app (such as Authy or Google Authenticator) to receive a verification code. You’ll need to scan a QR code with your authenticator app here to connect.
  4. Enter the verification code and then select Activate.

Once you have enabled 2FA, you will be prompted to enter a verification code every time you sign in to your PlayStation Network account from a new device or browser. This will help to protect your account from unauthorized access.

Here are some additional tips for using 2FA:

  • Keep your backup codes safe in case you lose your phone or your authenticator app.
  • Be sure to update your mobile phone number or authenticator app if they change.
  • If you are unable to receive a verification code, you can reset your 2FA settings.

Once you have successfully enabled 2FA for your PSN account, whenever you log in to your PS4 or PS5 console, you’ll be prompted to enter a verification code sent to your registered phone number or generated by an authenticator app on your mobile device. This code will be required in addition to your regular PSN account password, providing an extra layer of security against unauthorized access.

Please note that interface and options may change with software updates and time. Therefore, if there are any differences in the process after my last update, it’s a good idea to refer to the official PlayStation support documentation or website for the most up-to-date instructions.

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