Security features

PS3™

Parental controls

Use the PS3 system's parental controls to limit the playback of restricted content.

PS3 includes a parental control feature. You can use this feature to set a password and limit the playback of content restricted by a parental control level (games, videos and other content). By setting the parental control level on the system, you can prevent the playback of restricted content by children.

Changing the security settings

You can set a parental control level for games or Blu-ray Discs or other content under Settings > [Security Settings].

A password is required to change parental control settings. You can set a password under [Security Settings] > [Change Password]. The password is set to "0000" in the default settings.

Parental control levels for games

You can set the parental control level for games under [Security Settings] > [Parental Control]. Select from [Off] or one of 11 levels.

Off: Play any content regardless of parental control level.
11-1: Set the parental control level based on the number. Note that the lower the number, the tighter the restriction.

The combination of the parental control levels of both the PS3 system and the content determine whether the content can be played.

Example: If the parental control level of the system is set to [7], content with a level from [1] to [7] can be played on the system.

Refer to ps-playsafeonline.com for further details.

Other security settings

You can set parental control limitations on content other than games under [Security Settings], as described below.

BD Parental Control: When playing a BD with parental control settings, restrict playback based on the age you have set. The lower the setting, the tighter the restriction.
DVD parental control: When playing a DVD with parental control settings, restrict
playback based on the level you have set. Select from [Off] or one of eight levels. The lower the number, the tighter the restriction.
Internet Browser Start Control: Restrict the ability to start the Internet Browser with a password.

Hint: Security settings menu options may vary depending on the version of the system software in use. For the latest information, refer to the online user's guide at au.playstation.com/ps3/support/manuals.

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