Set up screen time limits for your child

  • To set screen time limits for your child on Xbox One and Windows 10 devices, go to and sign in with your Microsoft account. Then:
    • Find your child's name and select Screen time (screen time limits are not available on adult accounts).

    •  If you want to use the same schedule for all devices, switch Use one screen time schedule from Off to On. If you’d rather have separate schedules, scroll down and switch on screen time for PC and Xbox One individually.

    • Set how much time your child is allowed to spend with their devices each day, and when they can use them. If you want to give them the full amount of time you’ve scheduled, select Max scheduled. For example, if you’ve allowed screen time from 8 am to 8 pm, they could use their devices that entire time.
  • Tip: Give your kids a heads up on Xbox when their screen time is running out:
    • On your Xbox controller, press the Xbox  button.
    • Select System Settings > Preferences > Notifications > Xbox Notifications > System and select System notifications on. Screen time counts down when a child is signed in, so if they’re not actively using their console, have them sign out.
  • What to do if screen time limits don’t work the way you expect
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