Set screen time limits on your kids' devices

Applies to: Microsoft account

To set screen time limits for your child on Xbox One and Windows 10 devices:

  • 1. Go to your family group and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • 2. Find your child's name and select Screen time.
  • 3. Set the schedule for devices together or separately.
    • To use the same schedule for all devices, turn on Use one schedule for all devices.
    • To manage the schedules separately, scroll down to Xbox One and Windows 10 and switch them On or Off individually.
  • 4. Select the schedule for each day, how much time your child has each day, and when they can use the device. By default, Max scheduled will be on, which means they can use the device for the full time range you've given them.
  • 5. If you edit your schedule choices, select Add, and then select Save.
  • Help your child get the most out of the screen time
    • Have your child sign out if they're not actively using their console. Screen time counts down only during the time a child is signed in.
    • Give your kids a heads up on Xbox when their screen time is running out. On your Xbox controller, press the Xbox button to bring up the guide, then go to Profile & system (your account icon) > Settings > Preferences > Notifications > Xbox notifications > System, and then select System notifications on.