Xbox Family Settings app to enforce kids online safety

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  • Microsoft announced the availability of the Xbox Family Settings app in preview.
  • The upcoming app enables you to enforce the safety of your child while they are using the Xbox One gaming console.
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Xbox online safety controls

Microsoft announced the availability of the Xbox Family Settings app in preview. The application will arrive in general availability later this year. It makes it easier to apply online safety controls that are already available.

For example, from your Windows 10 PC or Xbox One console, you can control what you child sees online. You can also apply restrictions on the players they can interact with or what they can buy.

Many parents are super-impressed by these online safety features that Xbox offers. If you are too, you will be happy about the ability to apply the settings remotely via an Android or iOS app.

About the Xbox Family Settings app

The upcoming app enables you to enhance the safety of your child when they are using the Xbox One gaming console.

One good thing about it is that it lets you give your kids the freedom to play without anybody breathing down their neck. You can apply all the settings remotely, and you can even respond to notifications the same way.

The Xbox Family Settings app (Preview) empowers parents and caregivers to manage their children’s gaming on Xbox consoles through their mobile device. It provides a simple and convenient way to create child accounts and customize family settings on the Xbox console to ensure your kids have access to gaming that you feel is appropriate.

App features

  • Screen time limits: This is for when you do not want your kids spending too much time on their console.
  • Content filters: Use this setting to prevent your little ones from accessing the wrong type of content.
  • Communication: You can use this setting to prevent your child from interacting in any way with other players. There are multiple options, including letting older kids reach out to everyone else on the Xbox One platform.
  • Activity reports: A nice way to track your child’s gaming activities on Xbox One.

You may download the Android version of the app to participate in the review. The iOS version is also available.

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