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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. Press the Menu button on your controller, then select Settings.
  4. Scroll right to the FAMILY section. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  5. Select Add to family.
  6. Find the profile for the person you want to add, then select Choose this person.

The person that you want to add already has an Xbox Live profile, but it is not 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. Press the Menu button on your controller, then select Settings.
  4. Scroll right to the FAMILY section. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  5. Select Add to family.
  6. Select Add New.
  7. Have the person you want to add sign in using their Microsoft account username and password.
  8. When prompted, select Add to family.

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

  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. Press the Menu button on your controller, then select Settings.
  4. Scroll right to the FAMILY section. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  5. Select Add to family.
  6. Select Add New.
  7. When the person you want to add is prompted to sign in using their Microsoft account username and password, select Get a new account.
  8. Have the person you want to add follow the prompts to create a Microsoft account.
  9. When prompted, select Add to family.

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