Microsoft Family can help you simplify your family’s digital life and track your kids’ online activities. You can choose which websites they can visit, how much time they spend online, and what they can purchase. Speaking of which, you can also teach your kids to shop responsibly by setting a certain budget for online purchases. Here’s how you can add money to your child’s account on Microsoft Family.
Steps to Add Money to a Child Account on Microsoft Family
Follow these steps to transfer money to a Child Account on Microsoft Family:
- Open a new browser tab and go to family.microsoft.com.
- Log in to your Family account.
- Select the Child Account you want to add money to.
- Click on Add money.
- Select the amount of money you want to add.
- Select the payment method you want to use.
- Confirm your choice.
Directly managing your kid’s account is the best solution to prevent them from going on a spending spree. You can also use Microsoft Family to reward your child for getting good grades, completing their weekly chores, and whatnots.
You can always check your child’s spending history to keep track of their recent purchases. By the way, there’s also a handy “Ask to Buy” button that your child can use to let you know they want to make a purchase but don’t have enough money. You can either accept their request and add money to their account or select the Deny button to reject the request and keep spending within limits.
Microsoft Family Doesn’t Support Custom Deposits
You can only add a fixed amount of money to a Child Account: $10, $15, $25, $50, $75, or $100. Unfortunately, Microsoft Family doesn’t support custom deposits.
Many users disagree with this approach, saying that Microsoft should not hold any balances. Some went as far as calling the system “a very crafty way to try and elicit more money from customers.”
To add money to your child’s account on Microsoft Family, select the account you want to add money to and click on “Add money.” Then, select the amount of money you want to add and confirm your choice.
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