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How to add a child to a family account

If you have a child account that is not attached to a family account, you can’t make changes to or access your Xbox profile settings.

For example, you can’t view or update the following if you have a child account that is not attached to a family account:

  • Profile (including your gamertag)
  • Achievements
  • Messages
  • Friends
  • My games
  • Clubs
  • Activity feed

Xbox breaks the definition of a child account into three categories:

  • Young child: Anyone under the age of 8
  • Child: Ages 8 through 12
  • Teen: Ages 13 through 17 (or 19 in South Korea)

In this scenario, you must have a parent or other adult in the family add you to the family account on the console before you can make changes to or access your Xbox profile settings.

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