How to Create a Child Account on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

Friday, November 12th, 2021 9:02 am

Parents and guardians can turn on parental controls to manage their kids' playtime.

If your family has picked up an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, you may be interested in creating separate profiles for each member of the family. If children will be using the system, you can create child accounts for your littles that will allow them to have their own profiles while still allowing you to manage their screen time and other settings.

Specifically, Xbox’s newest consoles allow parents and guardians to create a family group on the system, and then create child accounts for each child that will be using the console. Once parents create a child account for their child, they can manage the parental control settings for their child based on their preferences.

If families have multiple children, parents can create a separate child account for each one, and then choose different parental control settings and options for each child.

Xbox allows parents to block their children’s access to content based on their age, set screen time limits, and more. Parents can manage the parental control settings for each child on the Xbox console, as well as on PC and through the Xbox Family Settings mobile application.

Before you can manage the parental control settings for your kids on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, you’ll need to create a child account for each child to use. Our video below shows you a step-by-step look at how to create a child account on Xbox Series X/S.

You can learn more about Xbox’s parental control features in our previous coverage and by visiting Xbox’s Responsible Gaming webpage.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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