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I am experiencing a problem where I am unable to accept an invitation to a friend's Realm on Minecraft for Windows 10.

Whenever I attempt to accept the invitation, I get the message

You cannot play online multiplayer through Xbox
Live because of how your account is set up. This
can be changed in your privacy & online safety
settings on Xbox.com

I have checked through my Privacy & Online Safety settings, and have verified that my Join multiplayer games option is, in fact, set to Allowed. Despite this, I am still unable to accept the invitation.

Can anyone help me out here?

  • Have you tried restarting>? – Kingsley Zhong Feb 19 '18 at 3:29
  • I've restarted Minecraft, I've restarted my PC… I've done this lots of times now. It lets me connect to someone else's world, but not realms. – Jamie Ridding Feb 19 '18 at 3:30
  • Have you tried using different versions of minecraft? Or maybe its something with your friend's realm. – Kingsley Zhong Feb 19 '18 at 16:18
  • One of my other friends has been able to access the realm just fine, so it's probably not that. I am unable to purchase and download other versions of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, meaning that Minecraft for Windows 10 is the only version I can test this on. – Jamie Ridding Feb 19 '18 at 16:20
  • Thats some good information... I may have an answer for you by the end of today, I now have a good idea of what is going on. – Kingsley Zhong Feb 19 '18 at 19:18
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I have this happen to me many times and most of the times that this happens to me isn't permanent

  • my First workaround: just closing Minecraft and then making sure that my internet is on and I am connected (By doing a simple google search of Hello or something) and then re-entering Minecraft.

if this doesn't work then I'll do my second workaround:

  • restarting my device

if both workarounds fail then I'll do my third workaround:

  • Singing out of Xbox live then Signing back in

if all workarounds fail then I have no more methods to fix this

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Check this post. From what I can tell, it seems (to me) that the account you're trying to sign in on is a child account.

Steps for changing the birthdate is here.

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    The account in question is an adult account (I verified this just now), and having also read the post linked it appears that the issue is occurring on a great deal many more adult accounts than child accounts (with child accounts having been confirmed to be able to connect while adult ones for some reason cannot). – Jamie Ridding May 1 '18 at 15:15

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