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Add a new member to your Xbox One family

Creating a “family” on Xbox One helps you manage privacy and online safety settings for children.

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

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The person that you want to add already has an Xbox Live profile on the Xbox One console

  1. From the Home screen, in the upper left-hand corner, select Sign in.
    For help signing in, see Sign in to Xbox Live on your Xbox.
  2. Find your profile, then select Choose this person and sign in.
  3. Get the family member that you want to add to your family sign in.
  4. Press the Menu button on your controller, then select Settings.
  5. Scroll right to the FAMILY section, then select Add to family.

The person that you want to add already has an Xbox Live profile, but it is not on the Xbox One console

First, get the person that you want to add sign in to the Xbox One console. To do this, get them follow the steps on Sign in to another Xbox One console.

After they’ve signed in on your console, add them as a family member:

  1. From the Home screen, in the upper left-hand corner, select Sign in.
    For help signing in, see Sign in to Xbox Live on your Xbox.
  2. Find your profile, then select Choose this person and sign in.
  3. Get the family member that you want to add to your family sign in.
  4. Press the Menu button on your controller, then select Settings.
  5. Scroll right to the FAMILY section, then select Add to family.

The person that you want to add does not have an Xbox Live profile

The person that you want to add must have a Microsoft account. If they don’t already have one, they can create an account.

Next, the person that you want to add must sign in to the Xbox One console. To do this, get them follow the steps on Sign in to another Xbox One console.

After they’ve signed in on your console, add them as a family member:

  1. From the Home screen, in the upper left-hand corner, select Sign in.
    For help signing in, see Sign in to Xbox Live on your Xbox.
  2. Find your profile, then select Choose this person and sign in.
  3. Get the family member that you want to add to your family sign in.
  4. Press the Menu button on your controller, then select Settings.
  5. Scroll right to the FAMILY section, then select Add to family.

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