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Default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One

Overview

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

Any adult in the family can customise or provide exceptions to default settings. Children and teens should seek the assistance of a parent or responsible adult in the family. To make changes to your or your child's default settings, go to Change the default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One.

To learn more about how child and teen accounts are defined, see Definition of a Microsoft child account.

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

The following lists describe the default privacy and online safety settings that come with your Xbox One.

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.
  • You can manage your own account settings, or those of any child or teen within your family.

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 your profile, whether you're online and available to play, 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.
  • If you're 13 years and older (in most countries), you'll need an adult to manage content and purchase restrictions on your behalf.

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.
  • Children, age 12 and under in most countries, will require a parent to manage their privacy and online safety settings.

Adults can customise the privacy and online safety settings for the children and teens in their family either by signing in on the Xbox One console or to their own Microsoft account in a web browser. To learn more, see Change the default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One.

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