A user on Microsoft forums asked about changing Minecraft privacy settings at aka.ms/account settings. I thought to answer it here for easy of most Minecraft players facing this issue.
User with handle SirScuzzyLogik on the forum posted the following question:
No matter what I do, this problem hasn’t gone away; I’ve done everything every video on YouTube has offered. I Still can’t join my friend’s bedrock realm on Minecraft; I have a PC with the Windows 10 Edition, and he’s on Bedrock playing from an Xbox. Every time I try to join, it just says, “review and changes your privacy settings at aka.ms/account settings” I have no clue what to do, and I’ve been trying 2 hours.
What is that notification?
Minecraft has written in their documentation, “There are many things we need you to do before we can give kids online and multiplayer access.” They’ve added further, “The account will need to have Xbox Clubs, multiplayer, and online communication turned on to play, AND Xbox Live Gold to play any multiplayer. You should also probably make sure your account payment method has been updated.”
The aka.ms/accountsettings notification usually popup on child accounts with parent accounts restricting their access. Basically, it is a privacy notification users get from Minecraft.
The solution of aka.ms/accountsettings Problem
- Log in to https://account.xbox.com/settings with the parent Microsoft account.
- Click on the child account’s profile.
- Click on the “Xbox One/Windows 10 Online” tab, then click “allow” for “Join multiplayer games” only then “You can create and join clubs”
- To enable chat for people not on the person’s friends list, they will need to click on privacy and enable “others can communicate…”
That’s just it and hopefully error you’re facing minecraft aka.ms/accountsettings, will resolve. If you’ve faced any errors during the process or afterward, let me know in the comments section below.