Filter inappropriate apps and games on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Applies to: Microsoft Account

Online

  • You can filter inappropriate apps and games on Xbox One and Windows 10 devices by setting an age limit for content. For websites, see Filter inappropriate websites and searches in Microsoft Edge.
    • Go to family.microsoft.com and sign in with your Microsoft account.
    • Find your family member and select Content restrictions.
    • Go to Apps, games & media. Under Allow apps and games rated for select the age limit you want to apply to them.
    • When they ask to use a blocked app or game, you can approve it and add it to the Always allowed list, which is under Content restrictions.
  • Note: If you want to keep an eye on the content your family member is using but don’t want to set up content filters, go to the Activity page and change Activity reporting from Off to On.

Family Safety

  • You can set up content filters for apps and games on Windows 10 and Xbox One from the Family Safety app. Here’s how:
    • Sign in to your account in the Family Safety app.
    • Find your family member, then select their name > Content filters > Apps and games.
    • Tap Allow apps and games rated if you want to change the default age. Anything over the content ratings you’ve decided on will need your approval before it’s used.
    • When they ask to use a blocked app or game, you can approve it and add it to the Always allowed list, or add something they use to the Never allowed list.

Xbox One

  • You can set up content filters for apps and games on Xbox One and Windows 10 from the Xbox One console. Here’s how:
    • Sign in with your account on your Xbox One.
    • Press the Xbox  button on the controller to open the Guide, and then select Profile & system (your gamerpic) > Settings  > Account > Family settings > Manage family members.
    • Select the child account you want to update, select Access to content, then select the age limit you feel is appropriate for your child. By default, your child’s restrictions will be set to the age associated with their Microsoft account.
    • When your child requests to use a blocked app or game, you can approve it and add it to the Always allowed list, which is under Content restrictions on family.microsoft.com.
    • If your child downloaded something before you set these limits, you can block it where it appears on the Activity page. They’ll need your permission to use it again, and you can respond to their requests from your email or on family.microsoft.com.