Xbox One online safety and privacy settings for parents and kids

Applies to: PrivacyXbox One

Xbox One has age-appropriate controls and settings that you can adjust to suit your family’s needs. Access these settings from either Xbox.com or an Xbox One console—though you can only change settings for apps and content from the console.

To see whether you're a child or an adult in a family, sign in to your Microsoft account.

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Manage settings from Xbox.com

To change privacy and safety settings for you or a child

  1. Sign in to the adult's Microsoft account.
  2. If you’ve forgotten your account email address or password, see the Lost Account Solution or the Lost Password Solution.
  3. To change settings for yourself, continue to step 5.
  4. To change settings for a child, choose the gamertag for your child's account.
  5. Select the tab for Xbox One/Windows 10 Online Safety or Privacy. Review the current settings and update any that you want to change.
  6. Select Save before leaving or switching to another tab. If you don't save the changes before you move to the other tab, your changes won't be saved.
  7. If you changed settings for your child, have them sign in and then sign out of their account to make the changes take effect.
     

Manage settings from your Xbox One console

To change privacy and safety settings for your account

  1. Sign in to your Xbox.
  2. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to open the guide, then go to System > Settings > Account.
  3. Under Privacy & online safety, select Xbox Live privacy.
  4. Choose a default or customize your settings by selecting View details & customize.

To change privacy and safety settings for a child’s account

  1. Sign in to your Xbox. 
  2. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to open the guide, then go to System > Settings > Account.
  3. Under Account, select Family settings > Manage family members.
  4. Select the child whose settings you want to update.
  5. Select Privacy & online safety, then choose default settings or customize by selecting View details & customize.

Manage app privacy settings

When you download apps from the Microsoft Store, each app requires permission to access data from your console.

  1. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to open the guide, then go to System > Settings > Account > Privacy & online safety > App privacy.
  2. Give permission by selecting the check boxes next to your apps. 

If you’re signed in with a child account, you’ll need an adult to sign in and give permission for apps to access your data.

  1. Sign in with an adult account.
  2. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to open the guide, then go to System > Settings > Account > Family settings > Manage family members.
  3. Select a child’s gamertag, then go to Privacy & online safety > App privacy to give permissions.