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does anyone know how to change an account to adult?

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    The parent who has their email address attached to the account has to do it. Information on how can be found here 

    Promote a child account to an adult account

    Xbox LIVE determines whether an account is a child account or an adult account based on the age of the account owner. Account owners who are younger than 18 are given child accounts in the United States. The legal adult age varies by country and region (for example, the adult age in Korea is 20).

    Child accounts are tied to an adult's Windows Live ID. The adult account can control Family Settings and restrict some features of Xbox LIVE.

    After you reach the age of adulthood (which varies by country and region), you can promote a child account to an adult account. This promotion removes the Family Settings and Xbox LIVE restrictions.

    To promote a child account to an adult account

      • Sign in to Xbox LIVE by using the account that you want to change.
      • Go to Settings, and then select Account.
      • Select Promote Child Account.

    Note This option is available only if the date of birth for the account indicates that you have reached the age of adulthood (18 in the United States). The legal adult age varies by country and region. The age of an account owner is calculated by using the date of birth provided when the account was created. This date cannot be changed. If you entered an incorrect date of birth when you created the account, your only option is to create a new account using the correct date of birth.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions to promote the account.

    Note If you want to control the console itself - for example, to limit the amount of time the console can be used on a daily basis, or limit the content types that can be viewed on the console - please see Xbox 360 console parental controls. To learn about ESRB Ratings and safe gaming tips, please see

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    • Level   1

    hello, i understand there are problems with signing into child acounts on xbox live, i am not a child and would wish to change my account to an adult one , how do i do this?

    • Level   V

    You would need to follow the instructions above to promote your account to an adult account.

    • Level   1

    • Level   1

    It won't let me do this at all!  I changed my birthday but I still cannot do anything!

    • Level   V

    Please don't bump old threads. It's not possible to change the age of an account so unless the age on the account is 18, it will not let you promote it.