Manage privacy and online safety for Xbox One and Xbox 360 from your computer

Overview

Xbox One and Xbox 360 allow you to decide how to manage your privacy and online safety settings.

Follow the steps below to manage your Xbox Live privacy and online safety preferences on Xbox.com.

Step 1: Sign in at Xbox.com with your Microsoft account user name and password.

Step 2: At the bottom of the screen, click Manage my privacy and online safety.

Note Microsoft takes your privacy and online safety seriously, so the site may prompt you to validate your identity using a security code. If you see this, follow the instructions on the screen to obtain a code. Once you receive the code, enter it into the space provided.

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Managing your privacy choices

Because Microsoft is committed to offering innovative products, sometimes new features are added or the way certain things are described is changed. Xbox is committed to giving you the flexibility to decide what you share and with whom you share it. Xbox is also committed to giving parents and caregivers the ability to decide what information their family members share with others. Because of this, when you manage your privacy preferences, you can select to manage yourself, or, if you are an adult in the family, you can also decide on behalf of the children in your family.

Of course, if you’re a child, or if the only people in your family are also adults, you can’t see or manage others’ choices.

To view or make changes to privacy settings, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Select the gamertag of the person whose settings you want to manage.

Note If you see a red circle with a line through it, this means that the gamertag you’re trying to select belongs to an adult, so you can’t see or modify the settings for that person. Ask that person to sign in to Xbox.com to manage their own settings.

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Xbox allows you to make decisions about various “online safety” settings. Online safety settings are choices that you make for yourself or your family members about what Xbox functionality is most appropriate for your family.

Xbox One is new, so some of the features differ from Xbox 360. Because of this, you’ll need to make different choices about the types of functionality that are appropriate for you and your family, depending on whether you’re using Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

To view or make changes to online safety settings:

Step 1: Select the gamertag of the person whose settings you want to manage.

Note If you see a red circle with a line through it, the gamertag you’re trying to select belongs to an adult, so you can’t see or modify that person’s settings. Ask that person to sign in to Xbox.com to make their own choices.

Step 2: To manage your Xbox 360 settings, tap or click Xbox 360 Online Safety. To manage your Xbox One settings, tap or click Xbox One Online Safety.

Managing your online safety choices

Xbox allows you to make decisions about various “online safety” settings. Online safety settings are choices that you make for yourself or your family members about what Xbox functionality is most appropriate for your family.

Xbox One is new, so some of the features differ from Xbox 360. Because of this, you’ll need to make different choices about the types of functionality that are appropriate for you and your family, depending on whether you’re using Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

To view or make changes to online safety settings:

Step 1: Select the gamertag of the person whose settings you want to manage.

Note If you see a red circle with a line through it, the gamertag you’re trying to select belongs to an adult, so you can’t see or modify that person’s settings. Ask that person to sign in to Xbox.com to make their own choices.

Step 2: To manage your Xbox 360 settings, tap or click Xbox 360 Online Safety. To manage your Xbox One settings, tap or click Xbox One Online Safety.

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Step 3: View the list of settings and decide for each whether you want Xbox to make the functionality available by selecting Allow or Block.

Note about marketplace content: For purchases and downloads on Xbox One, you can decide to allow “anything,” “only free” content, or “nothing.”

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Note about Xbox 360 exercise information: For Xbox 360, you can decide whether to share exercise stats, which include fitness scores for calorie burn, time played, physical intensity of movement, and feedback from physical activity in Kinect games and apps. Xbox never shares your height, weight, or year of birth with any other Xbox Live members. You can, however, decide two things: who can see your information and whether your Xbox 360 exercise information is stored online or offline.

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Step 4: When you’re done, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green Save button.

That’s it! When you click Save, your choices will be applied to Xbox Live.

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