Accepting Ideas - Family Settings & Child Accounts

Vote and comment on ideas for improving Family Settings. Team Xbox is constantly improving our options for managing family settings. We would like your input on what settings or features would help you keep members of your family protected while everyone still has fun playing games!

*Time management – what are the different ways you would like to be able to set screen time limits and report activity?
*Permissions – how would you manage access for a member of your household to specific apps or games?
*Settings – what additional settings would you like to see?

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  1. Allow Parents to Control Screen Time via Xbox Mobile App

    Allow parental control access via the Xbox mobile app including notifications of impending screen time limits and the ability to allow or deny more time directly from the app.

    24 votes
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    • Allow Parents to Access a Child Account's Screen on Xbox

      Allow the ability to see what is happening on a child's xbox anytime by allowing screen share to PC. This would not affect gameplay on the Xbox but just allow their screen to be seen from another device. This would be similar to streaming games to PC to play but only watching.

      16 votes
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      • Allow Users To Promote from Child to Adult Accounts and Vice Versa

        We should be able to promote a child account to an adult account and vice/versa for accounts in the family.

        41 votes
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        • Allow Child Accounts to Have Custom Gamerpics With Parental Permission

          Let parent accounts be able to allow the child accounts access to custom gamerpics on their profile with permission.

          41 votes
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          • Allow Primary User of Family Account to Quickly Add Child Accounts to Console

            I’d like for Xbox to recognize my family during setup (and maybe after too) and give me the option to add other members at the same time, similar to how Windows 10 does it.

            9 votes
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            • Allow child accounts to be members of more than one family

              Accounts can only be part of one family. Parents may have more than one child, and sometimes parents get divorced. It would be beneficial to the child to be able to have membership in more than one family.

              I don't want my ex wife to have access to any of my data/usage/information/activities, or my daughter's. She only requires access to my son's info. Would it be reasonable to suggest that my son should be able to have two adults associated with his account under separate families?

              4 votes
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              • Let Parents Have the Option to Set Specific Game and App Screen Time Limits

                Let me have the option to set specific screen time limits by game or app. Also, give parents the option to exclude games or apps from screen time limits entirely. There should also be notifications for when a specific amount of time has been spent in a game or app as well.

                25 votes
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                • Allow Parents to Prevent All Downloads on Child Accounts

                  In family settings we need an option to disable downloads due to isp data caps. Kids now days are notorious for having the attention span of a gnat. Constantly deleting and downloading games puts a heavy strain on the data usage.

                  2 votes
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                  • Allow Parent Accounts to Track Logins of Child Accounts

                    Let parental accounts track when a child account logs into a console and provide the date/time of the activity.

                    20 votes
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                    • Allow Gold privileges to roam with child accounts

                      So in our household we have two xboxes, with three kids. Two from my first marriage and one from my current marriage.

                      When my steps-son goes and visits his dad, he loses all the gold access that is granted by the "home" xbox.

                      This idea is to simply allow gold privileges to "follow" child accounts regardless of whether they are on the "home" xbox or not. This would benefit houses that have more than two xboxes in the household as only one gold subscription would need to be purchased, or in situations like mine where a child might be on…

                      4 votes
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                      • Lock Xbox One with Main Profile and PIN

                        Allow the primary owner of the Xbox One to force their profile to load on boot, if a PIN number is used to lock the main account the Xbox will be locked for all users until the primary user enters their PIN.

                        3 votes
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                        • Require Xbox to have a user to use any App

                          Aside from limiting screen time and blocking certain games, why not require a user to be logged in prior to using any apps. I have a son who uses his Xbox one for Netflix and he can use the app without a profile logged in which defeats the purpose of screen times.

                          4 votes
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