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PS4 activation error

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'PS4 activation error'?

"PS4 activation error" is an error that may occur when the user is having problems activating their accounts in the PS4 system.

How can you fix 'PS4 activation error'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Editing your user account
  • Deactivating the account using a web browser

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Edit account

"PS4 activation error" may be caused by a bug in restoring licenses. Also, the error may appear when setting the account to primary, activating or deactivating your account. To fix the error try to edit your user account settings. See instructions below.

Edit account
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  1. Go to Power

  2. Select Log Out of PS4

  3. Select another account.

  4. Then go to Setting.

  5. Select PlayStation Network / Account Management.

  6. Select Activate as Your Primary PS4.

  7. Then, go back to the game and restoring licenses.

  8. Repeat step 1, then select your main account and Activate it as your primary.

  9. Then, go back to the game and restoring licenses.

2. Deactivate account using a web browser

"PS4 activation error" could also be caused by a bug in restoring licenses. Also, the error may appear when setting the account to primary, activating or deactivating your account. To fix the error try to deactivate account using a web browser. It will include your PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. See instructions below.

  1. Sign-in using your account at here.
  2. Go to Account' tab.
  3. Then, go to Media and Devices.
  4. Then, select Deactivate All button.
  5. Sign back in with your account and reactivate it as the primary.