Game time now comes with more peace of mind with the Xbox Family Settings app. Easily manage your children’s activities on Xbox consoles and enable gaming options that are right for your family. Quickly get into the fun by adding your children to your family account in a snap. Set screen time, update content restrictions, and stay on top of incoming friend requests, all in real time.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.1

With this release you can set the "ask to buy" setting directly from the app as well as get notifications when your children want to make game or app purchases they don't have funding for. Also in this release is a new "pause" button which will pause your children's game time by temporarily blocking their screen time. When paused, your child will see the "your screen time is up" message until you decide they can play again.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

Itz Alpha Wolf ,

Great App w/ Minor Issues

This app is great for managing and moderating all of my children's game time. Rather than having to constantly watch the clock to see how long they have been playing, on top of them constantly bugging their mom and I to play, I am able to set specific times they're allowed to play and for how long. Now that the app will moderate their time for me by forcing them off after two hours, etc. I can just let them get on the Xbox whenever they want and know that they won't be on ALL day. Yep only complaint I have is that when you add extra time, it doesn't seem to add the time correctly for some reason. It seems like sometimes it doesn't add whatever time they still had left to the extra time that I added. It just simply gives them an hour etc. Otherwise, this app is amazing and my wife and I use it regularly now.

Phil Wells ,

Should be combined with Microsoft Family Safety

I now have two separate apps - Microsoft Family Safety and Xbox Family Settings - that I can use to manage my kids’ access to their devices. I can set app-specific limits in the former, but not the latter. Other settings are available in the latter but not the former. Why have these not been consolidated into a single app that can do everything?


Not impressed

The old app was better. I could add money to my sons account, limit time on specific games, and it just seemed to have a lot more options. On this app I can’t do that and the old app was completely changed so now I have to go to some website to change the time allowed on my sons games. I give him a little extra time on weekends so it’s a pain to have to go through extra steps. I’d love the old app back, or combine the two to give us parents those options again.

App Privacy

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Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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Microsoft Corporation
75.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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