There are a few ways you can add someone to your Microsoft family, but the easiest way to set up and manage members is to go to account.microsoft.com/family and then do the following:
Sign in with your Microsoft account, then select Add a family member.
Select Child or Adult.
Type an email address or mobile phone number for the person you want to add and select Send invite. (If your child doesn’t have an email account or mobile number, select Create a new one for them.)
Have the person you’ve invited accept your invitation from their email or text message, or go to account.microsoft.com/family and select Accept now next to their email address. You’ll find it in the Notifications section at the top of the page under Pending member.
If you selected Accept now, sign out so the person you’re trying to add can sign in and join the family. Then, sign back in and finish setting things up.
If the person you're adding is already part of another family, they'll first need to be removed from that family.
If your child has a user account on your PC, add them to your family
- Have your child sign in to the PC.
- Open Settings, and then select Accounts.
- Select Your account.
- If you child doesn't currently sign in with a Microsoft account, select Sign in with a Microsoft account and then type their email address. You'll use their email address to add them to your family in a little while.
- If an email address is associated with their account, make note of it. You'll use it to add them to your family.
- Next, you can add this child account to your family in one of two ways:
- Sign in to your PC and open Settings, select Accounts, and then select Family and other users. Then, select Add a family member and follow the instructions on the screen.
- Sign in at account.microsoft.com/family and add them to your family.
Until they accept your invitation to join your family from their email, they'll be able to sign in without having any family settings, restrictions, or monitoring applied to their account.
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Article ID: 12417 - Last Review: 28 Aug 2017 - Revision: 32