Controls & Settings guide

Steam online game platform

Steam Family View enables you to limit your child’s access to the Steam Store, Library, Community, and Friends through the addition of a PIN.

What do I need?

Enter what is required to set controls, i.e. password A steam account (email address/Password) A pin code to edit the family view control

Restrictions you can apply

Inappropriate content

Weapons & violence

Online games

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Step by Step Instructions


Go to and click the top left icon and select ‘log in’ at the top.


Log in to Steam account using your email address and password. If you haven’t got an account click the ‘Join Steam’ button.


Once logged in, select the top left icon again and select ‘support’.


Click on the ‘My account’ button.


Click on the ‘Family view’ button.


Then click on ‘I need to manage my family view settings’ button.


Here you can select which games and content you want to be restricted on Steam. Note that every time you buy a new game you have to add it to the safe list.


Choose the email address you want to use as a recover email if you lose the pin.


Choose a 4 digit pin you’ll use to edit these settings in the future.


Check your email and find the secret code that Steam will have sent you. Enter that code into the space provided.


Enter your 4 digit pin once more to exit.

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