Steam online game platform

Controls & Settings guide

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

icon Innapropriate content
icon Online games
icon Weapons & Violence, Gore & Hate

Step by Step instructions

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

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

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

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Click on the ‘My account’ button.

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Click on the ‘Family view’ button.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Enter your 4 digit pin once more to exit.

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