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How to change your PSN password, alternative fix for PS3 users

Yesterday, we informed you that the website that Sony uses to generate new passwords for PlayStation Network users was offline for maintenance, with no sign of it returning anytime soon. However, it looks like there is a way around that for those of you who are having trouble.

For those of you who have no idea what we’re talking about since the PlayStation Network is fine for most people, click here to get some background information on the PSN passwords issue.

Now that you’re up to date, it appears that you can still change your password by using Sony’s Qriocity service instead. Rather than waste time checking the usual site that Sony asks you to click, head to Qriocity.com, providing you’re in a supported area.

Once there, click ‘forgot your password‘, and you’ll be sent a new email from Sony Qriocity after filling in your current PSN details and your date of birth. This email is surprisingly different to the standard one that Sony sends on PSN, and following the details on the Qriocity link should bring up a new server that works.

After this, simply fill in your new password on the screen, head over to PSN and you should be able to log in with your new password without any problems. We can confirm that this method works for us, so try it out now and let us know if it works for you.

Again, we’re not sure why the main website is down, but who needs to care with this clever loophole. Enjoy the Welcome Back Package guys and watch out for those error messages.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Dorisand113

  Thank you so much.

I was having trouble resetting my alternative account here below, transferbankofficer@yahoo.co.uk. I resident in
Senegal and for some reason I need help to removed my  alternative email
and as well reset it back

Thanks!

Dorisand113
Dorisand113

  Thank you so much.

I was having trouble resetting my alternative account. I resident in Senegal and for some reason I need help to removed my  alternative email and as well reset it back

Thanks!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks for that, great article

Mitchell de Kraa

I am from Europa , this site does not work in our country!  any alternatives?

Greetz Amsterdam

Liz Rumsey

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting ages!! 

Ty Siharat

It worked. thankyou so much… finally, it’s been about 3 months. dang.

Paul

Thank you so much.

I was having trouble resetting my US PSN account. I’m a UK resident and for some reason I wasn’t receiving a password reset email even though I was being told I would receive one when using Sonys main site. following your instructions allowed me to reset my password.

Thanks!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Big surprise!  I was me with yet another cryptic “error”:

“Currently unable to complete your password change request. Please try again later.”

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