Add money to your child's Microsoft account

Applies to: Microsoft account

Help kids shop responsibly by adding money to their Microsoft accounts, so they can buy what they want, without spending too much.

  • Go to your family group and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • Find your child’s name. Select the name and then select Add money. If that option is not available, select Options > Spending > Microsoft account balance > Add money. There are several preset amounts to choose from. Your Microsoft account balance and gift cards are non-transferable to another person or Microsoft account. For more info, see Microsoft gift cards terms and conditions
  • Require adult approval for buying to help avoid surprise spending when your child uses credit cards. Select your child’s name and then select Spending > Ask a parent. Turn On the option for Needs adult approval to buy things.