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Default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One

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This page describes the default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One for children, teens and adults. The “default” settings are the settings that your Xbox One comes with, but you can adjust them to suit your family’s needs.

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Default privacy and online safety settings for adults, teens and children

The following lists describe the default privacy and online safety settings that your Xbox One comes with. You can adjust these settings by following the procedure outlined later on this page.

Adult

  • Everyone can see your friends, your game clips, whether you’re online and available to play and which music, apps and games you’ve enjoyed.
  • Your friends can see your profile, including details you add, such as a motto or a bio.
  • Microsoft can use your video app history to improve your experiences.
  • Microsoft will store your exercise info with your online profile and keep it private.

Teen

  • You can play music, videos, and apps, make game clips, and see Kinect content other people create.
  • You can see other people's profiles and their friends and add people to your friends list.
  • You can socialise in parties and multiplayer games, share Kinect content you create, communicate with friends and share on social networks.
  • Friends can see whether you're online and available, your profile and who else you're friends with. They can also see your game clips, and the music, apps and games you enjoyed.
  • Microsoft can use your video app history to improve your experiences.
  • Microsoft will store your exercise info with your online profile and keep it private.

Child

  • Children can play and download free games, music, videos and apps, and they can make game clips of their best moments.
  • Children can see other people's profiles and content they create, but they need a parent to add friends.
  • A child's friends can communicate with them and see when they're online and available to play.
  • Microsoft can use the child's video app history to help improve their experiences.
  • Microsoft will store the child's exercise info with their online profile and keep it private.

Change the default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One

To change the default privacy and online safety settings on your Xbox One, take the following steps:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Press the Menu button on the controller.
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  1. Select Settings.
    Note You can say “Xbox, go to settings” directly from any screen, but you will need a controller once you’re on the Settings screen.
  2. Select Privacy & online safety.
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  1. Once on the Privacy & online safety screen, you can adjust the settings for you and the children in your family. For more information, see Manage Xbox One privacy and online safety and child accounts.

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