If you have an adult EA Account, you can link your teens’ accounts to yours so you can be more in control of what they’re spending.
There’s no limit to how many teen accounts you can add to your Household, so you can easily monitor all of your family’s accounts.
You can only link teen accounts to adult accounts. You can’t link adult accounts to other adult accounts.
The age for a teen account varies by country. Once a teen account has been created, you or your teen can request to link their account to your account to create your Household.
Teen accounts have default spending limits, whether or not they’re linked to an adult account. The only way to modify those limits is to link a teen account to a parent or guardian’s Household.
Linking is easy. You can do it right from the EA app (formerly EA Desktop):
You can also link from your EA Account and Billing settings:
We’ll send an invitation to your teen’s account. They’ll need to accept the invite within 24 hours to become part of your Household.
If you no longer want to have a teen account linked to your Household, you can remove them.
From the EA app:
From your EA Account and Billing settings:
Set up Player Controls in the EA app for your account and anyone in your Household.
There are two different Spend Limits you can change for all accounts:
You can set up monthly Spend Limits for games, expansions, and microcontent. By default, your account does not have any Spend Limits set up.
To change your Spend Limits:
Once you set a limit for how much you want to spend, you can check here to see how much you have left remaining for the month.
As of September 25, 2020, all teen accounts that had their limit set at $25 have been changed to the new default limit of $0. See how to change your teen’s limits below.
Just like your own account, you can also change the Spend Limits for all your teens’ accounts that you’ve linked to your Household.
Want to change the default spending limits for your teen’s account? Here’s how:
Here you can change the limits for games and downloadable content (DLC) as well as for microcontent purchases. You can also click Reset to Default if you want to put the settings back to how they were originally.
The following don’t come out of your monthly spend limit:
We’ll charge the payment method saved to your EA Account directly for all taxes, fees, and recurring memberships and subscriptions.
Monitor how much time you or your teens spend playing games.
Here, you’ll see how much time your teens have logged playing their games.