Reply
Want to join in?

Sign in to continue

I have a PSN account

Welcome back!

I'm new!

it only takes a minute or two

  • 175

    New messages in the last hour

  • Get a response within minutes

  • 92%

    92% percent of messages responded to

03 Mar 2012
By keennorthbourne

keennorthbourne

  • Offline
23%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post

How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

54 Replies 86,219 Views Created 03-03-2012

Sorry I'm sure this has been posted before but I can't find it  :smileyindifferent:

 

I've set up my son's PS Vita with his own PSN account but I want to change this to my own account. How do I do this - do I need a second memory card?

 

Thanks!

Reply
0 Kudos
LABELS:
View our house rules for posts
Post Reply Update Reply Cancel
02
/16

BlackKnightJP

  • Offline
88%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
BlackKnightJP
Accepted Solution
It depends. Do you want to still keep his account on there or do you just want to get rid of it and replace it with your own. If you want to keep his account you will need a memory card for each and go through the reset process every time you want to switch which can take 5-10 minutes to do. If you just want to have your account on there then just follow the instructions in the following video. http://uk.ign.com/videos/2012/01/04/how-to-switch-psn-accounts-on-playstation-vita I think you can use the same memory card but you may need to format it. I'm not sure about that part. If you're not bothered about losing the existing data then it should be fine.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

[ Edited ]
02
/16

keennorthbourne

  • Offline
23%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
keennorthbourne
Accepted Solution

Yeah saw that video - but he has a second memory card - I only have one. I've tried formatting the card and that doesn't make a difference? I only want my account on the Vita - happy to lose everything that's on there.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

[ Edited ]
02
/16

BlackKnightJP

  • Offline
88%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
BlackKnightJP
Accepted Solution
Maybe follow those instructions but choose to deactivate the system and format the card during the process. Then hopefully you'll be able to set it up as new from scratch with your own account.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

keennorthbourne

  • Offline
23%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
keennorthbourne
Accepted Solution

Yep that worked - brilliant - thanks!   :smileyhappy:

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

BlackKnightJP

  • Offline
88%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
BlackKnightJP
Accepted Solution

keennorthbourne wrote:

Yep that worked - brilliant - thanks!   :smileyhappy:


Cool. I'm glad you got it sorted.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

alienkilla101

  • Offline
21%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
alienkilla101
Accepted Solution

I watched the video and followed the instructions but it just screwed up my console and now I can't do anything?!

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

elarachico

  • Offline
24%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
elarachico
Accepted Solution

hi there i want to change my psn account to a new account how to change to new account  plz help me

nyone:Music: 

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

shy1

  • Offline
21%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
shy1
Accepted Solution

if i have have my friend vita and dont know his account password how can i get rid of  it and put mine on it and i have already tried formatting the card but it does nothing 

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

BlackKnightJP

  • Offline
88%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
BlackKnightJP
Accepted Solution
Well if it was your friends then you should just ask him or her.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

GuysSuitUP

  • Offline
41%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
GuysSuitUP
Accepted Solution
If you haven't figured it out yet. Format - restore the ps vita system - restore - system will close all apps "YES" - restored to default "YES" - When it asks if you want to deactivate say "NO" that worked for me I got mine off of Craig's list from the previous owner.

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

robcarroll93

  • Offline
23%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
robcarroll93
Accepted Solution
I just bought a Vita, it was pre owned. It is still linked to the previous owners account and I know any of his details, how can I get it tied to my PSn account? Thanks.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

robcarroll93

  • Offline
23%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
robcarroll93
Accepted Solution
*dont know any of his details.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

BlackKnightJP

  • Offline
88%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
BlackKnightJP
Accepted Solution

robcarroll93 wrote:
I just bought a Vita, it was pre owned. It is still linked to the previous owners account and I know any of his details, how can I get it tied to my PSn account? Thanks.
Follow the instructions in the post above yours.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

Gdubss31

  • Offline
41%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
Gdubss31
Accepted Solution

i went to restore my PS Vita and deactivate but then it takes me to enter my PS vita email and password, it doesn't go through the full deactivation.  What can I do? this was a purchase from a second owner. HELPPPPPPPPP

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

08
/16

xElfenLied

  • Offline
90%
08 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
xElfenLied
Accepted Solution
Sony didn't make it easy to deactivate the PS Vita. I deactivated via my PS Vita like 20 times and it wasn't doing anything, and then I was told to do the old factory reset or whatever it was, and it reset it back to 'out of the box' settings.

I was still activated to it though, as I recently found out.
If you buy a second hand PS Vita, be warned of this, the previous owner did probably try deactivating it.

Buying another PS Vita next week though (still gutted we can't get it in White yet).
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

PrivateOCOJ

  • Offline
22%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
PrivateOCOJ
Accepted Solution

How can I change profiles from my friends account and system activation won't show up and I can't restore it aswell!

Please can somone help  me because I can't play online or go on ps store...  

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

mydorves28

  • Offline
21%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
mydorves28
Accepted Solution

good afternoon sir, but it requires a link account on the ps vita, . mine is still not link,. cause mine is already a secondhand,. 

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

bobe1969-45

  • Offline
25%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
bobe1969-45
Accepted Solution

i am trying to change the PSN account associated with the Vita I just bought, but towards the end of the process it comes up with a parental control key.  Is there a way to turn this off to complete the process?

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

VitorGomes

  • Offline
39%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
VitorGomes
Accepted Solution

Thanks.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

02
/16

greatjaps

  • Offline
21%
02 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
greatjaps
Accepted Solution
How to change the account of my psvta to psn?.coz i want to change and i want to down load it again..i forget the password of my old email..
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

Advanced
You must be signed in to add attachments
View our house rules for posts
Post Reply Update Reply Cancel