You may have just gotten a PS4 for the holidays, or maybe you’ve had one for a while. Whether you’re a single gamer, or a family full of controller jockeys, its important to have payment details set up correctly on your account, as well as knowing how to delete outdated payment options, and how to password protect checkout from the PlayStation Store. Being able to purchase digital games on the fly is nice, but not ending up with surprise charges for games your kids or guests have bought on your account is even better.
There are many ways to manage your payment options, from the PS4 itself, to the PlayStation App on your phone, and even through the PlayStation Store account management page in your browser. We will try to cover each of these somewhat, but we’ll mostly be focusing on the ease of doing everything right from your PS4.
Let’s start with setting up payment options, and then we’ll help you manage them and set up security measures.
Accessing the Payment Methods Management
Go to [Settings] > [PlayStation Network/Account Settings] > [Account Information] > [Wallet] > [Payment Methods]. Alternatively you can access this page by going to [PlayStation Store] > [Menu] > [Payment Methods].
You will be asked for your PSN password.
Adding/Editing/Deleting a Payment Method
You can use credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal to pay for items in the PlayStation Store. Things can either be bought outright, or you can use a card on file to top up funds in your PlayStation wallet. This second option might be good if you have kids and want to give them a games allowance without allowing them free use of your credit card.
From the Payment Methods area, select [Add a Credit or Debit Card]. Enter details and confirm.
To modify an existing card, select the card that you would like to edit.
Select [Delete] to delete the card information or [Edit Card Information] to change the number or expiration date.
To use PayPal as a payme...