With the Xbox One Creators Update, parents no longer have to watch the clock to keep their kids from playing too many video games. Instead, parents can now set precise limits on screen time per day and define the hours during which it’s okay to play.
Setup’s a bit of a hassle, though, especially if the kids aren’t already set up with a Microsoft account. We’re here to walk you through it.
Setting up screen time
Currently, Microsoft does not support setting time limits directly through the Xbox One. Instead, you must set up screen time through a phone, tablet, or PC first.
1. Using a web browser, head to account.microsoft.com/family, then sign into your Microsoft account.