One of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account is a family group, which gives you access to family features and settings. It’s a free service that helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. Youâ€™ll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content filters, where you can also track kidsâ€™ spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.
A Microsoft family group is separate from other Microsoft apps and programs. You can sign up with your email account. If you already use Skype, youâ€™ll have a family chat set up and waiting for you once you create your family group. If you donâ€™t already have Skype, get more information and sign up to create an account for your family.
Once you set up your family group, you can add or remove child and adult members.
A Microsoft account is what you use to sign in to Microsoft services such as outlook.com (or Hotmail), Office, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, Windows, and more. It makes your experiences on devices and services more personal and relevant to you.
Any device (ex: PC, phone, tablet, laptop, Xbox, etc…) that you signed in to with your Microsoft account will be associated (connected) with your Microsoft account, and listed under “Your devices” online until you remove the device.
As an adult in your Microsoft family group, you can see all devices connected to your child’s account.
This tutorial will show you how to see all devices connected to the Microsoft account of a child member in your Microsoft family group.