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How do I change my PSN account on PS Vita?

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03 Mar 2012
By keennorthbourne

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?

 

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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.

 

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If you still continue to have any issues regarding account management on your PS Vita, you can also try tweeting Ask PlayStation UK for direct assistance. (Operating hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 2:30pm to 11:00pm GMT)

 

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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.

 

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If you still continue to have any issues regarding account management on your PS Vita, you can also try tweeting Ask PlayStation UK for direct assistance. (Operating hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 2:30pm to 11:00pm GMT)

 

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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.

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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.
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Yep that worked - brilliant - thanks!   :smileyhappy:

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keennorthbourne wrote:

Yep that worked - brilliant - thanks!   :smileyhappy:


Cool. I'm glad you got it sorted.
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I watched the video and followed the instructions but it just screwed up my console and now I can't do anything?!

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

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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 

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Well if it was your friends then you should just ask him or her.
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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.

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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.
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*dont know any of his details.
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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.
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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

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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).
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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...  

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

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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?

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Thanks.

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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..
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