Does deleting a user on PS4 delete the account?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

Deleting a user on PS4 will delete the associated account. When you delete a user on your PS4 console, it means that you are removing all the data and settings tied to that particular user account. This includes game saves, screenshots, videos, and any other data associated with that account. It’s important to understand that deleting a user on PS4 is different from closing a PSN (PlayStation Network) account.

Deleting a user account on PS4 is a relatively simple process. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Start by navigating to the “Settings” menu on your PS4 console.

2. Scroll down and select “Users” from the list of options.

3. Choose the user account that you want to delete. Keep in mind that you cannot delete the primary user account that was created when you first set up the console. You can only delete additional user accounts that have been created afterward.

4. Once you have selected the user account, you will see several options. Choose “Delete User” from the list.

5. The system will prompt you with a warning message explaining the consequences of deleting the user account. Read through the message carefully and make sure you understand that all data associated with the account will be permanently deleted.

6. Confirm your decision to delete the user account by selecting “Delete” or “Confirm.”

After completing these steps, the user account will be deleted from your PS4 console, and all data associated with that account will be gone.

It’s important to note that deleting a user account does not delete the associated PSN account. Your PSN account is tied to your online identity and can be used across multiple devices. If you want to completely close your PSN account, it is a different process and more serious decision.

Closing a PSN account means permanently deleting your online ID and all associated data, including game purchases, trophies, and friends list. This action is irreversible and cannot be undone. If you’re considering closing your PSN account, it’s crucial to back up any important data or game saves before proceeding.

To close a PSN account, you will need to contact PlayStation support directly and follow their instructions. They will guide you through the process and ensure that you understand the consequences of closing your account.

Deleting a user account on PS4 will delete the account’s data and settings from the console, but it will not close the associated PSN account. Closing a PSN account is a more significant decision and involves permanently deleting your online ID and all associated data.