How to Add or Remove Adult Member for Microsoft Family Group in Windows 10


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. Youíll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content filters, where you can also track kidsí 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, youíll have a family chat set up and waiting for you once you create your family group. If you donít 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.

Once they accept the invitation, you can do things like schedule events on your family calendar, receive activity reports (child), and set screen time limits (child).

If the person you're adding is already part of another family, they'll first need to be removed from that family.

To remove a member from your Microsoft family, you must have an adult account.

Adults in the family can manage family settings online, and changes will be applied to any Windows 10 PC, Windows 10 Mobile device, and Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher the child signs in to with the same Microsoft account.

You must be an adult in the family to be able to add another adult to your family group.

If your PC is joined to a domain, family features might not be available. Check with your system admin.

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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove an adult member for your Microsoft family group online and in Windows 10.


Contents

  • Option One: Add an Adult Member to your Family Group in Settings
  • Option Two: Add an Adult Member to your Family Group at Microsoft Family Online
  • Option Three: Remove an Adult Member from your Family Group at Microsoft Family Online
  • Option Four: Remove Yourself as an Adult Member from your Family Group at Microsoft Family Online






OPTION ONE

Add an Adult Member to your Family Group in Settings


If the adult you want to add already has a local account on your PC, then you will need to switch the local account to a Microsoft account first.


1 As an adult in the family, open Settings in Windows 10, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2 Click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, and click/tap on Add a family member under Your family on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Select (dot) Add an adult, type in their Microsoft account email address to send the invite to, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

If the adult doesn't have a Microsoft account, then click/tap on the The person I want to add doesn't have an email address link to create a Microsoft account for them.

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4 Click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5 The invitation to join your family group has now been sent. Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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6 The added adult will need to click/tap on Accept invitation in the sent email or notification. (see screenshots below)

This invitation will expire in 14 days if not accepted by then.

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7 Whenever the adult accepts the family invitation, the adult, you (adult), and all other adults in your family group will get a notification in Windows 10 and an email notification. (see screenshots below)

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8 Adults in the family can manage family settings for any child in the family group.






OPTION TWO

Add an Adult Member to your Family Group at Microsoft Family Online


If the adult you want to add already has a local account on your PC, then you will need to switch the local account to a Microsoft account first.


1 As an adult in the family, go to the Microsoft Family website, and sign in with your Microsoft account if not already.

2 If you haven't already set up your family group, click/tap on the Create a family group button, and go to step 4. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Add a family member link. (see screenshot below)

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4 Select (dot) Adult, type in their Microsoft account email address to send the invite to, enter the characters, and click/tap on Send invite. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

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6 The added adult will need to click/tap on Join in the sent email or notification. (see screenshots below)

This invitation will expire in 14 days if not accepted by then.

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7 Whenever the adult accepts the family invitation, the adult, you (adult), and all other adults in your family group will get a notification in Windows 10 and an email notification. (see screenshots below)

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8 Adults in the family can manage family settings for any child in the family group.






OPTION THREE

Remove an Adult Member from your Family Group at Microsoft Family Online


1 Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to manage your family settings online.

2 As an adult in the family, go to the Microsoft Family website, and sign in with your Microsoft account if not already, and go to step 4 below.

3 Open Settings in Windows 10, click/tap on the Accounts icon, click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, click/tap on the Manage family settings online link, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on the Remove from family link under the adult you want to remove from your family group. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Remove to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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6 The adult you removed, you (adult), and all other adults in your family group will get a notification in Windows 10 and an email notification. (see screenshots below)

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OPTION FOUR

Remove Yourself as an Adult Member from your Family Group at Microsoft Family Online


1 As an adult in the family, go to the Microsoft Family website, and sign in with your Microsoft account if not already.

2 Click/tap on the Leave family link under your account. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Remove to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4 You (adult) and all other adults in the family group will get a notification in Windows 10 and an email notification. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,
Shawn