Voting Phase - 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 games to read allowed rating

    This requires developers and the ESRB to buy into the idea but it would be fantastic to allow developers to adjust the content in games based on the maximum allowed rating for the user. I would like my kids to be able to play some T rated games without language for example - E10 mode.

    53 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.

      56 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.

        51 votes
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        • Allow Parent Accounts to View Settings of All Child Accounts at Once

          I have an account with three Child Accounts assigned to it.
          For every account I went through the process of making all the detailed choices in terms of privacy and online safety. I thought I had configured the accounts in a similar way.
          Then, I found out that two of the three accounts were not able to play a certain game, so I wanted to make all the settings the same as the one that did work.
          It was almost an impossible task.
          I would have really welcomed the possibility of having all three accounts with their settings side by…

          14 votes
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          • Notify Parent Account of Enforcement Activity on Child Accounts

            Currently experiencing a suspension of child's X-Box live account. We are unable to discover the reason for it and were not notified directly, just via a pop-up message on son's X-Box account. It is essential that parent accounts are notified of any problems, inappropriate behaviour or messaging in detail, so that it can be immediately addressed with the owner of the child account!

            5 votes
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