How to set parental controls on Xbox Series X

If you are reading this, it is very likely that you are a parent or guardian looking to protect their children, either from inappropriate content or too much screen time. Fortunately, like its predecessor and the best parental control software available today, the Xbox Series X offers a wide range of parental controls, ensuring that your child can play safely even when you are not around. To set them up, just follow the steps below.

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How to set parental controls for Xbox Series X

One of the amazing things about the X Series is that if you previously owned an Xbox One console, many of its settings can easily be transferred to your new console; all you have to do is connect your Microsoft account.

Step 1: set up your Microsoft account

First things first: you must have your own Microsoft account to set up parental controls. You can create an account on your X Series or through the Microsoft website. However, whichever method you choose, you will need an email account to get started.

Step 2: create a child account

If your child already has an Xbox account, they can use that account. Otherwise, you can use a separate email to create an account. If you do not have another email address to use, you will be asked to create a new email when you create your child’s account. To do this, press the Guide in your controller, select Add new, and follow the instructions on the screen. Then go back to the main or main account.

Step 3: enable parental controls

To manage your child’s account, you must add that account to your family. To do that, press the Guide button select Settings below PAGrofile and systemand select Family setup under the Bill tongue. Then select Manage family members, followed by Add to the family. Once you add a person to your family, they will have access to their Content and privacy restrictions.

Set content and privacy restrictions

The X Series allows you to enable a number of restrictions, which you can set for each person in your family. Below Online privacy and security, you can manage permissions for Xbox Live, applications, messages, and data collection. Here, you can also restrict the content of games and applications based on the age of your child. With web filtering, you can even designate which websites your child can visit.

Pro tip: try using the Xbox Family Settings app

Restrictions are only part of the package. Microsoft also offers an Xbox Family Settings app for Android and iOS, which allows you to view family activities right on your phone. The app is a simple way to monitor content without logging into your X Series to do so. With the app, you can select which games your child can play, manage their daily screen time, and carry out a host of other actions without having to lift a controller. Talk about convenience.

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