The Lockdown Loadout: Restricting Xbox Activities For Full Control

The Lockdown Loadout: Restricting Xbox Activities For Full Control

Navigating the myriad of privacy and security options for your Xboxes can be tricky. Luckily, we've developed what we call "Loadouts" to help simplify this process.

Today, we will be going over the “Lockdown Loadout”, which is the most restricting and limiting Loadout for patients. Though this Loadout limits the patient experience, it would be necessary to stop PHI and PII from being saved to the Xbox. We only recommend this Loadout to hospitals if they do not use Coplay XM to manage and remove PHI/PII from their Xboxes. This is due to the Loadout not allowing patients to have peer to peer interactions through gaming, which has been proven vital to child development. We feel one of the biggest opportunities a gaming program can provide is connecting patients with their peers, because hospitalization drastically reduces those types of interactions. To learn how Coplay XM can optimize your patient’s experience with your gaming program, check out our other Loadouts that use Coplay XM or feel free to reach out with any questions.

What The Lockdown Loadout Prevents

This Loadout will prevent patients from playing or communicating with anyone online. You can decide the ratings of content you want to allow patients to access while STOPPING patients from:

  • Adding their own Xbox accounts
  • Removing the hospitals from the Xbox
  • Changing settings
  • Purchasing games
  • Web surfing
  • Linking social media accounts
  • Resetting the Xbox
  • Playing Online
  • Sending messages
  • Voice Chatting
  • Adding Friends

This Loadout will also stop games and apps from accessing any microphones or cameras that patients plug into the Xbox

Lockdown Loadout Limitations

There are limits to what Xbox settings can do. One thing to note is no Loadout can stop patients from connecting to the internet to download and stream apps such as Youtube, Disney+, HULU, etc. To stop this, you will need to purchase “ethernet loopback plugs” to plug into the back of the Xbox. This will stop the Xbox from connecting to any Wi-Fi network or hotspot.

Note this Loadout isn't perfect for every hospital’s wants and needs, but we are happy to build you a custom Loadout so you no longer have to question what patients have access to on your gaming systems. If used right, gaming is an amazing way for patients to pass time during their stay and can provide engaging content for the whole family to play worry free.

Xbox Console Settings

The following are settings you need to enable on your Xbox for the Lockdown Loadout.

, Security & PIN

Change my sign-in & security preferences – Custom

  • Save your Microsoft account credentials – Credentials saved
  • Use Kinect sign-in – Not using Kinect sign-in *not on series s/x
  • Ask for passkey at sign-in – Passkey not required
  • Ask for my passkey to change settings – Passkey required
  • Ask for my passkey to make purchases – Passkey required
  • Ask for my PIN to launch Microsoft Edge – Passkey required

Show on home – No

Instant sign-in – Yes *this will display your account’s gamer tag

This controller signs in – Nobody

Privacy & Online Safety

Xbox Privacy - Custom

Online Status & History

  • Others can see if you are online – Block
  • Others can see what you’re watching or listening to – Block
  • Others can see your game and app history – Block


  • Others can see your Xbox profile details - Block
  • See other people’s Xbox profiles - Block
  • How you look – *Enter your hospitals name or a fake name
  • You can share your real name – Block
  • You can share your real name with friends of friends – Block

Friends & Clubs

  • You can add friends – Block
  • Others can see your friends list – Block
  • You can create and join clubs – Block
  • Others can see your club memberships – Block

Communication & Multiplayer

  • You can join multiplayer games – Block
  • You can join crossplay – Block
  • Others can communicate with voice, text, or invites – Block
  • You can communicate outside of Xbox live with voice & text – Block
  • You can use video for communications – Block
  • Others can see your activity feed – Block

Game Content

  • You can upload captures to Xbox – Block
  • Others can see your game clips and screenshots – Block
  • You can see and upload community creations – Block
  • Live stream gameplay – Block
  • You can share content made using a connected camera – Block

Sharing outside of Xbox Live

  • Others can share your content to social networks – Block
  • You can share outside of Xbox – Block

Buy and Download

  • Ask Before Buying – On

Contact Preferences (select in the previous menu)

  • *Keep all boxes unchecked

App Privacy


  • Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps – Off
  • Turn on SmartScreen Filter to check web content (URLs) that apps use – Off


  • Turn Location on or off for all apps – Off


  • Turn camera on or off for all apps – Off


  • Turn microphone on or off for all apps – Off

Account Info

  • Turn Account info on or off for all apps – Off


  • Turn Contacts on or off for all apps – Off


  • Turn Calendar on or off for all apps – On


  • Turn Email on or off for all apps – Off

Data Collection

  • You can share optional data – Block

Content Restrictions

  • Access to Content – *Select the ratings of games, apps, movies, and TV shows that your hospital wants to allow on the Xboxes

Family Settings

Access restrictions

  • Create an access PIN –
  • Access to content – Unrestricted
  • Allow adding & creating new profiles – Off
  • Allow removing accounts – Off
  • Allow adding guests – On
  • Allow console reset – Off
  • Allow changing console location - Off

Remember, it's always good practice to regularly review and update your privacy and security settings as needed. Stay informed about new features and options to ensure you're taking full advantage of the available safeguards.