How to Create a Password and Lock Your Xbox Console

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Do you know there are ways to protect your Xbox console to prevent people from accessing it to lock your Xbox console? Yes, you can lock your Xbox console with a Passkey. You can also protect accidental payments on your Xbox console with the same password. In this guide we show you how to create, delete, change or recover a forgotten Xbox console password.

What is a passkey for your Xbox console?

A passkey is an added layer of security to your Xbox instead of using Microsoft credentials all the time. With a Passkey, you will benefit from the following advantages.

  1. Prevent a child’s account from overriding parental controls by logging in as a parent.
  2. Prevent you from making accidental purchases.
  3. The password remains the same on any Xbox console until you change it.
  4. If you forgot your password, it defaults to a Microsoft account password.

How to Create a Password and Lock Your Xbox Console

On the Xbox console, we can-

  1. Create an access key
  2. Delete Access Key
  3. Change password
  4. Get a new password when you forgot the old one
  5. Make Passkey mandatory to make purchases

Let’s go into the details of each.

1]Create password for Xbox

To create a password for Xbox-

  • Open the guide on Xbox by pressing the Xbox button
  • Go to Profile & System > Settings > Account
  • Then select Login, security and password
  • Select Create my access key.
  • Enter any 6-digit password of your choice, then re-enter it to confirm.

This is how you create a passkey and lock your Xbox console.

2]Delete Xbox Key

To delete the Xbox key when you don’t need it,

  • Press the Xbox button on the console to open the guide
  • Go to Profile & system > Settings > Account.
  • Then select Login, security and password.
  • Select Delete my password.

It will remove the passkey you set and no longer locks your Xbox console.

3]Change password for Xbox

To modify a Passkey for Xbox, you must delete the existing Passkey. You can remove the passkey by following the steps above. After deleting the existing password, follow the instructions to create a new one.

  • Open the guide on Xbox by pressing the Xbox button
  • Go to Profile & System > Settings > Account
  • Then select Login, security and password
  • Select Create my access key.
  • Enter any 6-digit password of your choice, then re-enter it to confirm.

4]Get a new Xbox Passkey when you forgot the old one

When you forgot the passkey for Xbox that you set on your Xbox console, you can get a new one with your Microsoft account.

To get a new Passkey,

  • Enter any 6-digit combination three times when your console asks for the password
  • Then enter the Microsoft account password
  • Select Create a new password
  • Enter six digits of your choice for the passkey and enter it again to confirm.

This is how you can get a new password when you forgot the old one.

5]Make Xbox Passkey required to make purchases

There are times when we make accidental purchases and regret them. It can be prevented on the Xbox console with the Passkey. This can be useful for parents who need to approve payments made by their children.

Make Passkey mandatory to make purchases,

  • Open the guide on Xbox by pressing the Xbox button
  • Select Profile & system > Settings > Account > Login, security and password.
  • Then select Change my sign-in and security preferences.
  • Scroll right and select Personalize.
  • Next, scroll right and select Ask for my password to make purchases.

After that, every time you want to make a purchase on your account, you have to enter the password. You can disable the access key requirement in the same way by selecting Access key not required.

Can you password protect Xbox?

Yes, we can password protect Xbox with a password that can be set in Xbox settings. You can use the same Passkey on different Xbox consoles because the Passkey is associated with your Microsoft account.

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