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Add a new member to your family on Xbox One

Creating a family helps you manage privacy and online safety settings for children and teens on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10.

Any adult in the family can add new members to the family. To add a family member, follow the steps on this page.

Note If the person you are adding to your family is already part of another family, they will first have to be removed from the current family. For details, see Remove a family member from your family.

If you want to add a new member to your family on a Windows 10 device, see Add a new member to your family on a Windows 10 device.

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The person you want to add already has a Microsoft account on the Xbox One console

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Sign in.
  3. Scroll down and select your account to sign in.
  4. After you're signed in, scroll left from Home to open the guide.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Select All Settings.
  7. Under Account, select Family. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  8. Select Add to family.
  9. Select the profile for the person you want to add, and then press the A button on your controller.

The person you want to add already has a Microsoft account, but it is not on the Xbox One console

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Sign in.
  3. Scroll down and select your account to sign in.
  4. After you're signed in, scroll left from Home to open the guide.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Select All Settings.
  7. Under Account, scroll right to the Family section. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  8. Select Add to family.
  9. Select Add New.
  10. Have the person you want to add sign in using their Microsoft account email address and password.
  11. When prompted, select Add to family.
  12. If the person you are adding is a child or teen, follow the instructions to provide parental consent.

The person you want to add does not have a Microsoft account

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Sign in.
  3. Scroll down and select your account to sign in.
  4. After you're signed in, scroll left from Home to open the guide.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Select All Settings.
  7. Under Account, scroll right to the Family section. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  8. Select Add to family.
  9. Select Add New.
  10. When the person you want to add is prompted to sign in using their Microsoft account email address and password, press B on your controller and then select Get a new account.
  11. Have the person you want to add follow the steps to create a Microsoft account.
  12. When you are prompted, select Add to family.

Note If the person you added is a child, they will automatically be added to your family.

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