How to Change an Xbox Account to a Child Account


Microsoft's Xbox Live system makes it easy for parents to monitor and control many aspects of their children's game play. This includes the games they can run in the system, the amount of time they can play each session and whether they can download additional content. In order to take advantage of these controls, however, the appropriate type of account must be assigned to the youthful players. It's easy to change an Xbox account to a child account so you can monitor your child's gaming activities.

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The Xbox Guide is found by pressing the center silver button on the Xbox controller. Follow the prompts on this screen. The "Create Profile," "Sign In" and "Sign Out" options are all available from this menu.

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The screen will change to a green "Console Safety" screen.

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You will need to set a content limit for each type of media.

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Press the "Guide" button, press the "X" button to sign out of your account and then press the "X" button again to see the available account profiles. Choose the child profile and then press the green "A" button to select and sign in.

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Move to the "Settings" menu and select the "Family Settings" option from the Xbox Guide. Enter the pass code you set while on your own account profile. Choose the "Ratings and Content" menu and set limits for each type of media.