My name is Levi, and I am here to reveal how you can promote your child account to an adult account, allowing full access of the Xbox One console. The process is actually quite simple but takes a little planning ahead. This guide will show you each step necessary for this achievement.
All credit goes to Seann Barbour at http://www.game-tuts.com/community/profile/seannbarbour
Requirements: An Xbox One with Kinect installed / Xbox Live Gold / Xbox Live
Step 1: Update Your XB1 System
You are going to need the latest version of your system software in order to complete this task, so be sure to do that first! To check if your system needs updating, go to the main menu, select settings, then select system. Under the right side of the screen you should see update available . If there is an update, go ahead and download it!
Step 2: Make Sure Your Kinect Can Hear You
This step is very important! This next part does not require a kinect or even an XB1 camera in general but it’s best if you have one. The reason why this step is necessary is because you are going to need your Xbox to hear your voice commands later on in order to promote your child account. Since you already updated the system software earlier in the article, it’s safe to say that after the installation complete , your console will restart automatically for finalizing updates(optional). Once this is done, go ahead and boot it back up. Since you’re a parent who has a child account before this update, you’re going to need your kinect/camera in order for this part to work. Since I do not have an Xbox One camera, I am going to show the directions on the Xbox 360 kinect . As long as you have one of these two devices that can pick up voice commands, then this next step should be easy.
Step 2a: Decide What You Want Your Kinect To Recognize For Commands
This step is easy if you know what exactly you want your system to recognize when it comes time for voice commands. If so, open Cortana(voice recognition) located at the center of your controller. If your kinect is on, it’ll listen to all of your commands by saying “Hey Cortana” followed by the command itself. Think of any command you want your system to recognize for this account, then write it down somewhere that’s convenient for you. You can use whatever; just be sure that whatever voice command(s) you choose is easy for yourself and not something like “Xbox, go to the store.”
Step 2b: Declare Your Commands With Your Child Account On The Dashboard
If you do not know what exactly you want your Kinect/camera to listen to or if you are unsure of how voice recognition works on an XB1 console, don’t worry! There is still another way for this step to work without having to use voice recognition. The easiest way of doing this is by starting up your Xbox One; wait for the dashboard to load, and sign-in to your child account. From here, make the necessary changes you want like displaying his/her name on certain menus etc., but don’t go too overboard because we’ll be changing those settings back later on. Once that’s done we need to declare our commands; everything listed below does not matter which account you’re using:
Go down and choose customize , then select display and sound . After that, scroll all the way down until you find “Related Settings” followed by “Kinect required for…” While still in customize go ahead and choose voice . Declare whatever command(s) you would like to use with this account. We want the Kinect/Camera to recognize your command when it goes to promote your child account, so make sure you declare whatever command(s) is needed here. Once that’s done, go ahead and save all of the settings and sign-out of the child account.
Step 3: Log Into Your Child Account
After you’ve updated your Xbox One and declared your voice commands on the dashboard, we need to login into our child account in order for everything else to work! If you’re already signed out from this account at anytime after step two, feel free to boot up your console again and login back in with your child’s password. From there we can now proceed onto step four.
Step 4: Promote Your Child Account To An Adult Account
Put simply, this step is pretty straight-forward. Since you’re logged into the child account on the dashboard , all you need to do now is go up to your user icon which looks like a little person and press it. After that, choose “Add new” then “Adult.” This will bring up another screen of more options for you; select either using my existing xbox live account or creating a new one . If you create a new one, make sure it’s an email address that’s valid(don’t worry, nothing happens if it’s not) because you’ll need this email address later on.