The 3 ways in which you can change your PlayStation Network username
Changing your PlayStation Network (PSN) account name wasn’t always simple. Sony didn’t allow account holders to do it until April 2019 at the earliest. Each account can now alter its username once for free.
We’ll help you through the process whether you’ve outgrown your username or simply wish to change it. However, there are a few cautions to be aware of first.
Sony claims that if you generally play newer games (those published after April 1st, 2018), you shouldn’t have many if any, issues with the username change because those titles were designed to accommodate it. However, if you still prefer titles from the PS4’s early years, that’s a different situation. Sony has compiled a list of titles that have been known to have trouble if your username is changed.
Before you alter your name, Sony will warn you about a number of ways that your game save data, whether stored locally or in the cloud, could be harmed –
Your previous Online ID may remain visible to you and other players in some areas
You may lose progress within games, including game saved data, leaderboard data, and progress toward Trophies
Parts of your game and applications may not function properly both online and offline
You may lose access to content (including paid-for content) that you may have acquired for your games, including content like add-ons and virtual currency
Now, despite all of this, if you are intent on changing your username, here are the 3 ways in which you can do it –
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Using the Web Browser
Step 1. Head to the Sony website and log into your Playstation Network account using the correct credentials.
Step 2. Now, on your profile window, in the left-hand side pane, click on the ‘Profile’ option.
Step 3. Click on the ‘Edit’ button next to the Online ID tab.