How Long Is a Temporary Suspension on PS4? DoNotPay Helps You Find Out
Getting your PlayStation account suspended is frustrating if you’re an avid gamer. In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about your PlayStation Network (PSN) account and console suspensions.
How long is a temporary suspension on PS4? Aside from providing you with this info, DoNotPay will also answer some other questions, such as:
- How to tell if you are suspended
- Why your account is suspended
- How to lift a suspension from your account
We can even help you find out how to get unbanned from PS4!
You will know that your account or console has been suspended if you see one of the following error codes when attempting to sign in to your account:
|Access to PSN has been temporarily suspended due to a violation of the Terms of Service|
|WS-37368-7||The account has been suspended due to a violation of the Terms of Service and User Agreement|
|WS-37337-3||Access to PSN has been temporarily suspended from accessing PSN services for violating the Terms of Service and User Agreement|
In most cases, the company will also email you, explaining your suspension and its duration.
There are two different suspension types issued by the company:
- Account suspensions—you won’t have access to the PlayStation Network and won’t be able to use certain products and services (even the ones you paid for)
- Console suspensions—you won’t be able to connect to PlayStation Network with any account from your console
Keep in mind that, for minor offenses, you may get a warning instead of a suspension. The console suspensions are reserved for the most serious breaches of the PlayStation Network Terms of Service.
The only way to find out how long your suspension will last is to check the email notification from PlayStation Safety. According to some users, a temporary suspension will usually last for a week or so.
When you initially signed up for PSN, you agreed to its Terms of Service and Community Code of Conduct. Failing to comply with the rules listed in these documents results in a suspension or ban from moderators who thoroughly check each report of a violation.
Check out this summarized list of actions you shouldn’t participate in if you want to avoid getting suspended or banned—you must not:
- Bully, harras, troll, stalk, or threaten anyone
- Share, stream, create, or upload lewd, violent, or graphic sexual content
- Organize hate groups and use hate speech
- Promote or engage in terrorism, illegal activity, acts of violence, or self-harm
- Reveal personal information about yourself or another person
- Alter, create, upload, stream, or share images or audio of another person without their consent
- Buy, sell, share, rent, transfer, or phish accounts or account details and credentials
- Cheat, use bugs and glitches to get an advantage, or get unauthorized access to PSN content
- Upload, post, transmit, or stream content that contains spyware, viruses, worms, and other harmful programs
- Send spam
- Steal anyone’s identity or engage in deceptive practices
- Be rude to PSN employees, agents, or representatives
- Engage in or promote any activity that infringes on the rights of a third party or violates the law
One of the other reasons that can cause a suspension is a chargeback, which occurs when a financial institution cancels an existing payment upon your request. To be more precise, your account will be suspended if you made a purchase on PlayStation Network and reversed the payment.
Account and console suspensions on PlayStation Network are results of thorough investigations by PlayStation Safety staff. For this reason, suspensions are final and you can’t appeal them. There is one exception to this rule—you can appeal if you have been suspended for an account debt. To do so, contact PlayStation Support. In any other case, you will have to wait for your suspension to expire if it’s temporary. If you buy a used PlayStation console that was suspended, keep in mind that the suspension can’t be lifted. What you can do is contact the seller for help.
If you don’t feel like contacting PlayStation Support and want to avoid the hassle of going back and forth with the company, sign up for DoNotPay.
Our app can draft an appeal letter for you in less than five minutes and send it directly to PlayStation.
Take a few simple steps to start the process:
- Log in to your DoNotPay account
- Find the Unban My Account feature
- Answer a few questions related to your PlayStation account
- Click on the Sign and Submit button
Using our app to send an appeal letter is much more effective than doing it yourself because of the legal pressure we put on companies. Our letter will contain a two-week deadline, which will help you get a fast response.
DoNotPay can do more than appeal your PS4 suspension—we can help you get unbanned on many other platforms and services. Keeping up with all the different rules is not easy, which is why we prepared a number of guides on how to get your account back:
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