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
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.
Manage your child’s spending
- Ask to Buy
- View Your Child’s Account Balance
- Add Money to Your Child’s Account
- View Spending History
When “Ask to Buy” is activated for your kids, you get a notification in the app when they ask to purchase a game, app, or in-game purchases they don’t have funding for.
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 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 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
Yes, you can track PC gaming using the Xbox Family Settings app. To get started, you need to set up preferences online.
Sign in to your Microsoft family account.
Select the family member, then select Screen time and turn on “Use one schedule for all devices”. You will be able to manage one screen time schedule through the Xbox Family Settings app to include PC usage.
After you create your Family Group settings, you can use the Xbox Family Settings app on your Android or iOS device to track screen time, content settings, spending, account balances and more.
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