Why can’t I activate my PS5 as primary?

If you cannot activate your console as the main device, it is because you already have one added , go to the Sony entertainment network page and in the “Device Manager” section, place your PS5 as the main device, it is very common that when using another it occupies the First place, another reason is that you have your account already added on another console and in this way the “Sharing of console and offline game” will be deactivated.

When using a Sony device, be it a PlayStation Network account on a PS3 or PS4, even on a Blu Ray, the first one you use will be number 1 in the list of main devices , go to the Sony entertainment network page and deactivate them all, in this way assign your PS5, as the main one and so you can enjoy some benefits.

Turn on or restart your PS5 console and check that you can now set your account as the main one , and from the settings you can “share your console and play offline” so that the secondary accounts can enjoy the benefits of the main account.

You can also change your profile on the PS5 and observe that the games that had a lock will no longer be blocked , of course the sharing process must be with the authorization of the owner, it is even recommended that he perform these steps.

Index(  )

  1. What are the benefits of activating the PS5 as primary?
  2. What is the best way to activate a PS5 console as the main one?
    1. From settings
    2. Share the console and play ‘Offline’
  3. What is the maximum number of main accounts that can be had on a PS5?

What are the benefits of activating the PS5 as primary?

If you decide to activate your PS5 console as the main one, it offers users a variety of benefits, which you can enjoy from the moment it is activated.

  • Among the main benefits we can highlight:
  • Users who activate the PS5 as main, are benefited with a subscription to PlayStation plus
  • They can make use of the remote mode, in order to connect to the PS5 remotely
  • They have access to all the apps purchased from the PlayStation Store
  • You can make use of the themes that you have purchased in the PlayStation store.
  • If you have purchased any type of content in the PSN App, it can be downloaded automatically from your PS5.

What is the best way to activate a PS5 console as the main one?

There are two ways to activate a console as the main one and you do not need to have your Play Station 5 updated to do so, of course it is always recommended to keep the automatic PS5 updates active . The methods to set your PS5 as primary are as follows:

From settings

In the PS5 configuration you can modify the users and share or restore the licenses, but to activate the console as the main one, just go to the path:

  1. Configuration or adjustments.
  2. Then in “Users and accounts”.
  3. Finally where it says others.

Right here we will find the option of:

Share the console and play ‘Offline’

By activating this option, we allow all people who use the PS5 to play the games purchased with that account, and also play multimedia files, regardless of whether the console is connected to the internet or not.

What is the maximum number of main accounts that can be had on a PS5?

You can only have one main account on your PS5 console, but you can create other secondary accounts, you must keep in mind that all the content you acquire can be used in the rest of the accounts you have added.

If you want to create a secondary account you must follow these simple steps:

  1. The first thing you should do is enter the “Settings” of your PS5.
  2. Then you must click on the “Login” section.
  3. Once there, select the option “Users and Accounts”.
  4. Click on “Account”.
  5. Then choose “login”.
  6. Then select the interface that says “Create Account.”
  7. Proceed to enter all the required data, such as your email, date of birth, country of origin and language
  8. To finish the process, you must enter your email and password and that’s it.

If you have any questions you can visit the official PSN page and there you can clarify all your doubts.

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