Set up your family account
Quickly get into the fun by adding family members to your account
Gain insight into your family’s Xbox gaming activity with daily and weekly activity reports
Set console screen time for your children and block or unblock content
Manage incoming requests for screen time. Coming soon, manage requests for friends.
Stay on top of incoming friend requests
Set communication limits and allow online multiplayer in each child’s Xbox profile
Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) Frequently Asked Questions
The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) is for parents to manage their children’s gaming activities on Xbox One consoles, from iOS and Android phones.
No. The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) is for parents to manage their children’s gaming activities. There is not a child version of this app and children cannot log into the Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) with their child account.
Xbox Family Settings is for parents to manage their children’s gaming activities on Xbox One consoles. The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) requires iOS version 10 or higher or Android 5 or higher. The preview on iOS is limited to the first 10,000 people who sign up. To download the preview go to: https://testflight.apple.com/join/8oUnDzMQ and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.xboxfamily and then follow the steps to setup on your mobile device.
Parents who download the Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) will have the option to download the release version when it is available or to continue to use the preview version.
Features available during the preview include: child account setup, content settings, communication settings, multiplayer settings, clubs, and cross network play. You will receive notifications of incoming requests from your child that you can respond to from your mobile device in real time. Managing your child’s friend list and incoming friend requests will be coming soon. More features will be available over time, so be sure to check the app for enhanced capabilities.
The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) will enable parents to apply settings for gaming activities on Xbox One consoles. Content and screen time limits can be applied to Windows 10 PCs when a child account is logged into the Microsoft account with Xbox profile that is part of your family group. The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) will not have settings that can be extended to mobile gaming experiences.
The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) will guide you through the steps to set up your family accounts. If you have an existing child account that you wish to update the birthdate associated with the account you can follow the steps here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12411/microsoft-account-change-birthdate