How to Limit the Content and Usage Time on Xbox One Console of Your Child

Xbox One is a gaming console but along with gaming, it is also able to perform other functions. If you’ve also given your child a console, then you may want to limit the content and usage time on it. There are a lot of parent control tools that Microsoft has provided for parents to keep track of and restrict activities and content. Here is how you can use these features to limit the content and usage time on the Xbox One.

How to Limit the Content and Usage Time on Xbox One Console of Your Child

Setting the time limits on Xbox One console

Parents can set the usage time for their children by using the Microsoft account. The settings will be applied to both Xbox console as well as Windows PC. Here is how to manage time limits.

  1. You have to open your Microsoft account in a browser.
  2. Go to your family page.
  3. Select ‘Screen Time’ for the kid you want to set the time limits. If you don’t find the kid’s name, make sure you have added your kid’s account to your family group.
  4. Enable ‘Use one screen time schedule’ to set the time limits for both the devices, console, and PC at once. You can also enable screen time separately to set different time limits for the devices.
  5. Then select ‘Set time limit’ option.
  6. Now, set the time for every day of the week.

The screen time will be set. If you want the Xbox to notify your child when the screen time is over, open ‘Guide’ > then ‘System’ > open ‘Settings’ > select ‘Preferences’ > then ‘Notifications’ > choose ‘Xbox Notifications’ > then ‘System’ > and enable ‘System notifications’.

Limiting the content on Xbox One console

You can restrict which games and websites your child can access with their console. And, you can do this on the console itself as well as from the browser. Here is how.

Limiting content from the console

  1. Log in into the console.
  2. Open ‘Guide’ with the ‘Xbox’ button.
  3. Open ‘System.’
  4. Then select ‘Settings.’
  5. Go to ‘Account.’
  6. Select ‘Family.’
  7. Then choose ‘Manage family members.’
  8. Choose ‘Access to Content’ for the kid you want to limit the content.
  9. Change the restrictions age limit, as you want and return to the family page.
  10. Now, select ‘Web filtering.’
  11. Open the dropdown menu and select the options you want.

Limiting content from browser

Using Microsoft account is the most straightforward way to limit the content and usage time on the Xbox One console of your child. Here is how.

  1. You have to open your Microsoft account in a browser.
  2. Go to your family page.
  3. Select ‘Content restrictions’ for the kid you want to limit the content access.
  4. Then enable ‘Block inappropriate games, apps, & media’ from ‘Apps, games & media’ section.
  5. Go to ‘Allow apps and games rated for’ section and choose the age limit for your child.

You can unblock the restricted content whenever you want. Go to ‘Content restrictions’ and select ‘Always allowed’ for the games, apps, or websites you want to be accessible.

Aida Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Aida  has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup

Published by Aida Martin

IT expert having deep knowledge about PC antivirus products. Mainly researching and writing blogs.

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