Xbox One online safety and privacy settings

Xbox One has age-appropriate controls and settings that you can adjust to suit your familys needs. Access these settings from either Xbox.com or an Xbox One consolethough you can only change content and app settings from the console.

If youve forgotten your account email address or password, see theLost Account Solutionor theLost Password Solution.

Due to the secure nature of these settings, you may be asked to enter a security code that well send to the alternate phone number or email address previously saved to your account.

Select the account you want to look at.

Review the settings currently in place and update those you want to change.

Save your changes on each tab before moving on to the next.

Change privacy and safety settings for you or a child

Sign in to your Xbox. (If youre changing the settings for a child, sign in using an adults account.)

Choose a default, or customize your settings by selecting

Enter your password or passkey, and then select the account you want to update.

, and then choose the default settings, or customize by selecting

When you download apps from Microsoft Store, each app requires permission to access data from your console.

Settings Privacy & online safety App privacy

Choose from the list what youd like to give permission for by selecting the check boxes.

If youre signed in with a child account, youll need your parent to sign in and give permission for apps to access your data.

Select the child account youd like to manage, and go to

Privacy & online safety App privacy

If multiple gamers are signed in, apps can only access data everyone has given permission for.

When you give apps permission on a console, its only saved on that console. If you use multiple consoles, make sure you give your apps permission on all your consoles.

For specific info about changing the privacy settings for the camera, location, and speech on your Xbox One, see:

If youre having issues changing the online safety or privacy settings, seeTroubleshoot changing online safety or privacy settings on Xbox One.