There's no doubt that the PlayStation 4 is an extremely social system, but sometimes we all crave a little alone time. Fortunately, with firmware update v3.50, Sony has introduced the ability to appear offline. But how do you change your status? Well, it's quite simple really.
1. Navigate to your PS4 profile
From the PS4's main menu, push up to reach the top layer of the user interface, and scroll to the icon with your avatar named 'Profile'. Select it with the X button.
2. Change your Online Status
On your profile page, beneath your avatar, you'll see a box named 'Online Status'. Select it and another menu will pop out. Choose 'Appear Offline'. If this is your first time using the feature, you'll be prompted about how it all works. Once you've okayed that, you'll notice that the icon next to the top of your username will change from a blue circle to a red circle with a cross through it. This is to symbolise that you're appearing offline.
3. Go back online
Once you're finished feeling anti-social, repeat steps one and two, selecting the option 'Online' as your 'Online Status' instead. A blue circle will appear next to your username to confirm the change.