Block inappropriate apps, games, and media on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Applies to: Microsoft Account

Online

  • You can block kids' ability to purchase and use inappropriate apps, games, and media on Xbox One and Windows 10 devices by setting an age limit for content. For websites, see Block inappropriate websites on Windows 10 and Xbox One.
  • 1. Go to family.microsoft.com and sign in with your adult Microsoft account.
  • 2. Find your child's name and select Content restrictions.
  • 3. Go to Apps, games & media and switch Block inappropriate apps, games & media from Off to On. Under Allow apps and games rated for select the age limit you want to apply to your child.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • Note: If you want to keep an eye on the content your child is using but don’t want to set up content restrictions, go to the Activity page and change Activity reporting from Off to On.

Xbox One

Block mature content on Xbox One by setting an age limit for content. Here's how:

  • Sign in with an adult account on your Xbox One.
  • Press the Xbox  button on the controller to open the guide, and then select System > Settings  > AccountFamily.
  • 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. Note: If you want to keep an eye on the content your child is using but don’t want to set up content restrictions, go to the Activity page and change Activity reporting from Off to On. The fastest way to change your child’s privacy and settings for Xbox is to do it online.