Create a child account and add family members on Xbox One

Creating a family helps you manage privacy and online safety settings for children and teens on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Windows Phone 10.

Any adult in the family can add new members to the family. To add a family member, follow the steps on this page.

Note If the person you are adding to your family is already part of another family, they will first have to be removed from the current family. For details, see Remove a family member from your family.

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How to create a Microsoft account for a child

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select Sign in and select your account to sign in.
  3. After you're signed in, press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  4. Select System > Settings.
  5. Under Account, select Family settings. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  6. Select Manage family members > Add to family.
  7. Select Add New.
  8. When the person you want to add is prompted to sign in using their Microsoft account email address and password, press B on your controller, and then move the left stick down to select Get a new account.
  9. Create a new @outlook.com email address that your child can use.
  10. Enter their first name.
  11. Enter their last name.
  12. Pick a password and confirm password again.
  13. Enter the child’s date of birth.
  14. Add a security proof to protect the child’s account.
  15. Agree to the Microsoft Services Agreement and Privacy Statement.
  16. Parent will need to verify the addition of the child to family with a mobile device, PC or the Xbox One console.
    1. If you select This Xbox you’ll be asked to enter your Microsoft Account.
      1. Log in with your Microsoft Account.
      2. Follow the steps to provide consent to create the child account.
    2. If you select Their phone/PC you’ll be prompted for an email address.
      1. Check your email.
      2. Follow steps to provide consent to create the child account.

Note If the person you added is a child, they will automatically be added to your family.

The person you want to add already has a Microsoft account on the Xbox One console

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  2. Select Sign in down and select your account to sign in.
  3. After you're signed in, press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  4. Select System > Settings.
  5. Under Account, select Family settings > Manage family members. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  6. Select Add to family.
  7. Select the profile for the person you want to add, and then press the A button  on your controller.

The person you want to add already has a Microsoft account, but it is not on the Xbox One console

Note If the person you are adding to your family is already part of another family, they will first have to be removed from the current family. For details, see Remove a family member from your family.

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  2. Select Sign in and select your account to sign in.
  3. After you're signed in, press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  4. Select System > Settings.
  5. Under Account, scroll right to the Family settings > Manage family members section. This section shows all the current members of your family.
  6. Select Add to family.
  7. Select Add New.
  8. Have the person you want to add sign in using their Microsoft account email address and password.
  9. When prompted, select Add to family.
  10. If the person you are adding is a child or teen, follow the instructions to provide parental consent.

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