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Grant an exception to your child’s content limits on Xbox One

Overview

If you want to grant your child permission to view content that’s rated higher than the child account settings for your family, you don’t need to change all of the settings to give access to a specific content type, such as a game or a video.

Any adult in the family has the ability to grant exceptions to the content limits currently in the child account settings for your family. You have two options in granting exceptions:

  • Always – This option grants a permanent exception that can’t be revoked.
  • Just this once – This option is a one-off exception. It expires as soon as the child signs out of the console.

How to grant an exception to content limits

Note If you’re allowing your child to purchase the game or video to which you’re granting an exception, the content must be purchased, downloaded and installed before you can grant permission to use it.

  1. Have your child sign in to their account on the Xbox One console.
  2. Locate the content you want to allow your child to use.
  3. On the Choose who will give permission screen, select the account of the adult family member who is providing permission.
  1. Enter the adult’s account email address and password, or the console’s passkey.
  1. Select either Always or Just this once.

After you give permission for your child to use this content, they can open the content immediately.

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