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How to Manage Parental Consent, Family Settings, and Realms/Multiplayer Access for a Child Account

aka.ms/mcmultiplayerhelp – You can manage everything from one place with your Microsoft account. You can register for a Microsoft account at no cost if you have a need. See What is a Microsoft account? for more. 

Register for a free Microsoft Account

  1. Go to http://xbox.com and click Log In or in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Create one in the Log Inbox
  3. Select an email account you wish to use. To create a new email account, choose to Get a new email address.
  4. Follow these instructions to create an account.
  5. Verify that you have the correct email address in the notification email.
  6. With your new password and email address, log in to Xbox.com. Your Gamertag should be visible in the top-right.

Manage and Set up your child’s Microsoft Account

Click https://account.microsoft.com/family/.

  1. Click To create a family group.
  2. Click Create an account in the Add Someonebox
  3. Follow the instructions to create an account.
  4. Edit the parental settings once you have created it.

Note: You can find additional parental settings at https://account.xbox.com/settings

Child Account Management and Setup

To create a Family Group, the Parent/Guardian must first sign in to MSA to Manage Family Accounts.

How do you create a family group

  1. Click https://account.microsoft.com/family/.
  2. Click To create a family group.
  3. Click Create an account in the Add someone box.
  4. Start in the Register for a child’s account Follow the steps to create an account.
    • You will be asked to create a Microsoft account for your child if they do not have one.
    • To create the family group, you will need an email other than the one you have signed in to.
  5. Edit the parental settings once you have created it.

Note: You can find additional parental settings at https://account.xbox.com/settings

Xbox Family Settings app

The Xbox Family Settings app allows adults to easily manage their children’s gaming on Xbox consoles or PCs. The app allows you to modify your family settings and provide additional parental control for your children. For more information, see Xbox Family Settings app

Edit and Set Parental Controls on Your Child’s Account

While you can set parental controls that are associated with your Microsoft Account while managing that account; however, additional controls are available through Xbox.

  1. Go to https://account.xbox.com/settings
  2. Click on the account that you wish to edit. The top right should show your child’s Gamertag.

Note: These settings are not specific for the Xbox 360. They indicate that you can access the options from the Xbox 360 console. These settings are applicable to all devices that have the same Microsoft account.

Register to Join Multiplayer Games, Join Clubs, or Access Realms

  1. Log in to https://account.xbox.com/settings with the parent’s Microsoft account.
  2. Click on the profile of your child’s account.
  3. S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 devices Online Safety
  4. Select Allow to join clubs and. You can also join multiplayer games.

Allow chat to be enabled for children, not on the child’s friends list

The table header contains:

  1. Click Privacy
  2. Select Other users can communicate via voice, text, and invites.

Note: This option allows you to control who can see and send messages to your child, including the in-game chat in Minecraft. These settings are unique to this account.

  1. Click Submit.

Account set up to allow friends to be added and removed

  1. Log in to https://account.xbox.com/settings with the parent’s Microsoft account.
  2. Click on the profile of your child’s account.
  3. S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 devices Online Safety
  4. Select Allow to add friends
  5. Click Submit

Enable ‘Require approval for every purchase

You may get an error when purchasing Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft Dungeons as a gift for a child/minor.

To allow the purchase to proceed, disable Require approval for Every Purchase from your Family Safety settings. Logging into your parent/guardian account and following the Family Safety guide for Microsoft’s spending limits can be done.

Please try again after you have disabled this setting. After you have completed the purchase, make sure Requires Approval for Every Order is enabled again.

Click the child account’s profile. Select Allow for You can create and join clubs, and You can join multiplayer games.
Try updating your account’s privacy settings:
  1. Go to Xbox.com and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  2. Click the Xbox One/Windows 10 Online Safety tab.
  3. Change all settings to Allow.
Search for the Multiplayer options in Settings. Make sure that the toggle for Multiplayer Game is on. You can also decide who is permitted to play the game in this way. If you’ve changed these options, you should be able to participate in multiplayer.
  • How do I enable multiplayer on my Microsoft account?

Open the Xbox Family Settings app and go to Settings. Toggle the switch to enable or disable multiplayer functions after selecting the Multiplayer tile.

  • Why is Minecraft saying I can’t play multiplayer?

You must modify the privacy settings on your account in order to chat with players who are not your friends. If you are younger than the region’s legal majority age, you may have a kid account, which has default communication and multiplayer options deactivated.

  • How do I allow my child to play Minecraft multiplayer?

Configuring your account to allow you to join multiplayer games, clubs, and realms. Visit https://account.xbox.com/settings and sign in using the parent’s Microsoft account. Choose the child’s account profile. Select Allow for You can play multiplayer games, as well as start and join clubs.

  • How do you change multiplayer settings in Minecraft?

Click the Settings icon in the top-right corner of the Family screen after selecting the tile for the member whose account you wish to manage. Click the Settings icon at the bottom of the Family screen, then select the tile for the member whose account you wish to edit.

  • How do I fix multiplayer is disabled?

Allow Xbox Multiplayer

You must select the Everyone option for all Privacy options. After you’ve selected all of the options for everyone, click the Submit button at the bottom. Now, choose the Xbox One/Windows Online safety tab. Set the Allow option for all of the options.

  • How do you unlock multiplayer in Minecraft Java?

To enable multiplayer on Minecraft Java, go to the Microsoft website and sign in with the account you used to buy Minecraft. To enable multiplayer in games, go to the Xbox privacy settings and toggle the Allow/Block option.

  • Why won’t Minecraft let me join my friend’s world?

This can be accomplished by opening the Control Panel, going to “System and Security,” and then selecting “Windows Firewall.” What exactly is this? You should be able to turn off the firewall by selecting “Off.” After you disable the firewall, you should be able to connect to the Minecraft world without issue.


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