If you've decided your kids are big enough and ugly enough to play adult Xbox 360 games and surf the Internet on their console without restrictions, removing parental controls from their device will give them the freedom they're probably craving. It's a two-step process. First, you'll need to disable your children's Xbox 360's content controls. This will allow your kids to play games with explicit or unrated content. You'll then need to lift any Internet blocks that restrict what your children can do online.
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Things you need
- Parent account login credentials
- Content controls password
Log into your Xbox 360's parent Microsoft account, go to "Settings" from your console's home screen and select the "Family" tab. Open the "Content controls" tab and change your device's current controls to "Off." You'll be asked to enter the passcode you set up when you turned your device's console controls on. Select "Save and exit."
Go to the child account you want to remove online parental controls from in the "Family" section of your console's "Settings" menu. Take a look at the "Privacy & online settings" menu to establish what's currently allowed and what isn't. Select "Change settings" and then "Customize" to change your child's account options. When you're done, select "Save and exit."
Enter the password for your parent account when prompted and select "Save settings." Once you're finished, it can take up to four hours for your new settings to take effect.
Tips and warnings
- Once you've removed parental controls, your kids will be able to play games that contain violent and sexual content and bad language. They'll also be able to purchase content, surf the Internet without restriction and contact other Xbox Live users. If you're uncomfortable with your children being able to make contact with other Xbox Live users, alter the custom controls in their accounts' "Privacy & online settings" menu.
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