My Family, now included with Microsoft family features, is the way to turn on and manage app and game downloads for your child's Windows Phone. When you set up a "family," which includes your child's account and one or more parent accounts, you'll be able to choose what types of app downloads you'd like to allow (free, paid, both, or none). You'll also be able to set the rating level for the games your child can install.
My Family is available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. Setup will vary depending on which version of the Windows Phone software your child's phone is running. Check to see which software version you have and find out if an update is available.
Microsoft family features are designed to help you keep tabs on your kids' computer and online activities. If your child uses a PC or Xbox, you may already have set up a family in order to use parental controls. Manage your family on the Microsoft account website, in Family.
If this is your first time setting up a family, select Add a child.
If you've already added child accounts to your family, go to Select a child to view or edit their settings, and then select Add.
Make sure your child accepts the invite from their email.
Creating an online account for a child under 13 with the country/region set to US requires adult verification using a US-based credit card. Read more about how Microsoft verifies child and parent accounts in the United States.
You can set whether or not a child can download apps and games from the Windows Phone Store and which game ratings your child can view and download.
Running into issues? See these answers to some common setup questions.
Article ID: 11692 - Last Review: 17 May 2016 - Revision: 16