Xbox Family Settings app
Simple tools to easily manage your children’s console gaming activities.PLAY VIDEO
Compatible with iOS version 10 or higher and Android version 5 or higher
Set up your family account
Quickly get into the fun by adding family members to your account
Set screen time
and update content restrictions
- Activity Reports
- Screen Time
- Pause Screen Time
- Enable Minecraft
- Ask to Buy
Gain insight into your family’s Xbox console gaming activity by viewing daily and weekly activity reports for each child. Understand how they are spending their time and which games they are playing.
Review and respond to requests to add console screen time or add a new friend.
Friends & online interactions
- Friend Management
- Friends List
- Online Multiplayer
Allow your child to "Ask a parent" to add a friend or you can remove friends who your child is following.
Xbox Family Settings app Frequently Asked Questions
The Xbox Family Settings app is for parents to manage their children’s gaming activities on Xbox consoles, from iOS and Android phones.
No. The Xbox Family Settings app is for parents to manage their children’s console gaming activities. There is not a child version of this app and children cannot log into the Xbox Family Settings app with their child account.
Features available include: child account set-up, screen time settings, content settings, communication settings, ask to buy notifications, 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. You can manage your child’s friend list and incoming friend requests. More features will be available over time, so be sure to check the app for enhanced capabilities.
The Xbox Family Settings app will enable parents to apply settings for gaming activities on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Content and screen time limits can be applied to Windows 10 PCs when a child account is logged into the Microsoft account with an Xbox profile that is part of your family group. The Xbox Family Settings app will not have settings that can be extended to mobile gaming experiences.
The Xbox Family Settings app 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 date of birth associated with the account you can follow the steps here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-za/help/12411/microsoft-account-change-birthdate
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