There’s a few different ways to add a child account to the Xbox One, so we’ve picked the easiest one to go through. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to confidently manage your child's gameplay.
The easiest way we found to set this up is to use a computer with an Edge browser. You can download the Edge browser if you don’t have it already. If you haven’t set up the child’s account yet, go to https://account.microsoft.com/account, click Sign in and then Create a new account. Once it’s set up, follow these steps to add it to the Xbox.
Go to https://account.microsoft.com/ and choose Sign in in the top-right corner.
Sign in with the email address and password you use for the adult account on the Xbox.
Click Family in the top-right, then choose Add a family member.
Type in the email address for the child’s account, then fill in the security characters you can see. Once it’s done, click Send invite.
Go into the child’s email account and Accept the invite, then go back to your browser and click Done.
You’ll be taken back to the ‘Family’ page where you can manage the account. Let’s have a look at what options there are.
Screen time - You can choose how much time you want your child to be able to play for. Use the switches next to each option to turn them on. You can manage their PC screen time, as well as their Xbox time, from here. Under ‘Hours allowed’, click the down arrow next to each one and choose how long you want them playing for.
Content restrictions - In here you can turn on the option for ‘Ask a parent’. This means the child needs the adult’s permission to buy things from the Store. You can also choose whether to block some apps and games, or any web content.
Spending - To give your child some freedom, you can add some money to their account so they know how much they can spend. It also means you’re not faced with any unexpected charges or bills. You can check what they’ve been buying on this screen, to make sure it’s appropriate for them.
Find your child - If your child already has a Windows phone, then this feature should work automatically (as long as their Microsoft account is signed in on the phone, and the location services are turned on). If your child has an Android phone, you can download the Microsoft Launcher and sign in with the Microsoft account. Then, the location of your child’s phone will pop up on the map.
Hopefully that's helped you set up your child's account on the Xbox. If you need any more help, contact Team Knowhow Experts.
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