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How to Set App and Game Limits for Microsoft Family Child on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android

A family group helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. It’s free, and it’s one of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account. With the settings on family.microsoft.com, you can get reports on a child’s activity, set screen time limits, check on a child’s location, limit which websites and games they can access, and require your approval to purchase from the Microsoft Store.

Once you set up your family group, you can add or remove child and adult members.

If your child is spending too much time on certain apps, you can set limits on the apps to help them achieve a healthy balance. App limits are available on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices, along with Android devices with Microsoft Launcher installed. Once you set a limit on an app, that limit will work across all of their devices. (For example, if you give them three hours on YouTube, they can spend a total of three hours on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android.)

This tutorial will show you how to turn on an manage app and game limits for a child member in your Microsoft Family group on their Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices.

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Enable or Disable Open Xbox Game Bar using Xbox button on Game Controller in Windows 10

The Xbox Game Bar makes it simple to take control of all your favorite gaming activities while playing.

When you open Xbox Game Bar (Win+G), you’ve got a variety of gaming activities at your fingertips. Select one and it’ll pop up as an overlay—many of these can be moved, resized, or pinned to your screen.

When the Xbox Game Bar is turned on, you can also open Xbox Game Bar using the Xbox button on a connected game controller by default.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to open Xbox Game Bar using the Xbox button on a Xbox One controller for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Reset Game Mode Settings in Windows 10

Game Mode helps ensure that you have the best possible gaming experience while playing games on Windows 10. When you use Game Mode, we make gaming your PC’s top priority so you get the best game quality and performance.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, there is a new option called ”Reset Game Mode Settings” that allows you to restore Game Mode settings for your PC back to the default values for the feature.

This tutorial will show you how to reset Game Mode settings back to default for all games that use Game Mode for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Reset Xbox One to Factory Defaults

There may be times when you may need to completely erase and restore your Xbox One, such as when you sell it or give it to a friend. There may also be times when you want to reset your console’s operating system (OS) to its factory defaults for troubleshooting purposes, but you want to keep all of your games and apps installed. Xbox One provides a simple and easy way to perform both actions.

This tutorial will show you how to reset your Xbox One or Xbox One S console back to factory defaults.

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How to Enable or Disable Game DVR and Game Bar in Windows 10

The Game DVR is a feature of the Xbox app that lets you use the Game bar to record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record videos and take screenshots of any app in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Game DVR and Game bar feature from the Xbox app for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Connect your Xbox Live Account to Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana is your clever new personal assistant. Cortana will help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat with you, and tell jokes. The more you use Cortana, the more personalized your experience will be.

Cortana can provide you more value when your accounts and services are connected.

By connecting Xbox Live to Cortana, you enable Cortana to access and use information stored on Xbox Live services and perform actions on your behalf in Xbox Live. With this capability, Cortana will be able to help you stay up to date, see and update your Xbox Live information, get insights about your gaming activity as well as provide you with relevant content, updates opportunities and offers as well as notifying you of your friends availability to play and scheduling game sessions per your request.

This tutorial will show you how to connect or disconnect your Xbox Live account from Cortana for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove a Child Account for Your Microsoft Family in Windows 10

If you’re sharing a Windows 10 device with your kids, letting them sign in with their own accounts will give them the freedom to explore safely while you’re still able to set up appropriate age restrictions and time limits, and make sure they’re not visiting any websites or using any apps or games that aren’t right for them. And even if your child has their own device, when they sign in with a Microsoft account that’s part of your family, the family settings you’ve set up for them will be applied to any Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 Mobile device, and Xbox One they sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a child account from your Microsoft family online and in Windows 10.

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How to Add Money to Account of Family Child for Purchase & Spending in Windows Store

It’s easy to share your Windows 10 PC with family members. Add family members using Add a family member from your PC’s Settings, and they’ll be able to use that PC as well. And you’re always in control. You can allow or block them from using a PC at any time.

Add a child to your family to help them stay safer online. Adults in the family can view reports of kids’ online activity, limit how long and when they use their devices, and help make sure they don’t see inappropriate websites, apps, or games. Manage family settings online at account.microsoft.com/family, and changes will be applied to any Windows 10 device the child signs in to. You can also add adults to your family who will also be able to apply settings to children in the family.

Now kids can buy the stuff they want, but you know they’ll stay within the spending and content limits you set. Your child can buy the apps, games, and other great stuff they want from Windows and Xbox stores—but not spend too much!—put money in their Microsoft account and remove any other payment options.

•Add money to your kid’s account without giving them your credit card by going to their account.
•The Store will show browse results based on the app, game, and media limits you set.
•See your child’s recent purchases on their Purchase & spending page.

This tutorial will show you how to add money to a child’s account in your Microsoft Family so they can buy what they want from Windows and Xbox stores.

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How to Stream a Game from Xbox One in Windows 10

Game streaming is the ability to play Xbox One games remotely from your Xbox One console on any Windows 10 PC on your home network.

•This feature allows you to leave your living room and play your favorite Xbox One games anywhere with access to your home network.
•Game streaming uses the power of the Xbox One console to manage the game. Your Windows 10 PC becomes a remote second screen so you can roam freely around your home while continuing to enjoy your Xbox One console and games.

This tutorial will show you how to stream a game from your Xbox One console to play on your Windows 10 PC.

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How to Enable or Disable Game Streaming from Xbox One

Game streaming is the ability to play Xbox One games remotely from your Xbox One console on any Windows 10 PC on your home network.

• This feature allows you to leave your living room and play your favorite Xbox One games anywhere with access to your home network.
• Game streaming uses the power of the Xbox One console to manage the game. Your Windows 10 PC becomes a remote second screen so you can roam freely around your home while continuing to enjoy your Xbox One console and games.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable game streaming from your Xbox One.

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How to Check for and Install System Updates on Xbox One

The Xbox One console features updatable software. This software includes the operating system as well as many system, game, and media apps for the Xbox One. During a system update, the software on your console is updated through a download-and-install process. The system software updates may sometimes update the system’s firmware, but this is not common for most updates.

System updates help improve your experience with the addition of new features as well as improvement of existing features. The updates will be downloaded from the Xbox Live service directly to your Xbox One and subsequently installed.

This tutorial will show you how to manually check for and install system updates on Xbox One.

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How to Move or Copy Games and Apps Between Storage Devices on Xbox One

The Xbox One is equipped with a 500 GB or 1 TB internal hard drive depending on which console you purchased. Most of this space is available for storing games and apps, though some is reserved for saved games, console software, and other important system functions.

A triple-A game on Xbox One can use around 20 GB and 40 GB of storage space on a drive. Installing a lot of games can quickly use up the internal drive space of your Xbox One.

If you connected and setup an external storage drive to your Xbox One, you will be able to copy or move games and apps between the Xbox One’s internal drive and connected external drive(s).

This tutorial will show you how to manage external storage to move or copy games and apps between storage devices on Xbox One.

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How to Set Up External Storage for Xbox One

The Xbox One is equipped with a 500 GB or 1 TB internal hard drive depending on what console you purchased. Most of this space is available for storing games and apps, though some is reserved for saved games, console software, and other important system functions.

A triple-A game on Xbox One can use around 20 GB and 40 GB of storage space on a drive. Installing a lot of games can quickly use up the drive space included with your Xbox One.

If you connect an external storage drive to your Xbox One for more storage space, you will be able to either use the external drive as media storage for pictures, music, and video, or set up the external drive to store games and apps on.

This tutorial will show you how to set up external storage for your Xbox One to store games and apps on.

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How to Undo ‘Remember this as a game’ for Game DVR in Windows 10

The Game bar is a Xbox app Game DVR feature that lets you record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record and take screenshots of any app in Windows 10.

When you open the Game bar for a specific app or game, that specific game or app is remembered as a game by the Game DVR. This way you will be able to use the Game bar keyboard shortcuts and no longer have to check the Yes, this is a game box to open the Game bar for that app or game.

You will sometimes see a Game bar tip when starting apps and games that are remembered as games by the Game DVR.

This tutorial will show you how to no longer have the Xbox app’s Game DVR remember a game or app that you opened the Game bar to record video or take screenshots of for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off the Game Bar in Windows 10

The Game bar is a Xbox app Game DVR feature that lets you record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record and take screenshots of any app in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Game bar Xbox Game DVR feature to record video and take screenshots of any game or app for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Record and Take Screenshots with Game Bar in Windows 10

The Game bar is a Xbox app Game DVR feature that lets you record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record and take screenshots of any app in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Game bar Xbox Game DVR feature to record and take screenshots of any game or app in Windows 10.

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