How to Allow or Block Microsoft Family Member to Sign in to Windows 10 PC


One of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account is a family group, which gives you access to family features and settings. It's a free service that helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. Youíll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content filters, where you can also track kidsí spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.

A Microsoft family group is separate from other Microsoft apps and programs. You can sign up with your email account. If you already use Skype, youíll have a family chat set up and waiting for you once you create your family group. If you donít already have Skype, get more information and sign up to create an account for your family.

Once you set up your family group, you can add or remove child and adult members.

Itís easy to share your Windows 10 PC with family members. Add family members using Add a family member from your PC's Settings, and theyíll be able to use that PC as well. And you're always in control. You can allow or block them from using a PC at any time.

When a family member is blocked on a PC, their account will no longer show on the sign in screen for them to no longer be able to sign in to this specific Windows 10 PC.

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This tutorial will show you how to allow or block a child or adult member of your Microsoft Family group to be able to sign in and use your Windows 10 PC.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Allow Family Member to Sign in and Use PC
  • Option Two: To Block Family Member from Signing in and Using PC



EXAMPLE: Child member of family on sign-in screen of Windows 10 PC
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OPTION ONE

To Allow Family Member to Sign in and Use PC


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2. Click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, click/tap on the family member you want to allow, and click/tap on Allow. (see screenshot below)

Allow or Block Microsoft Family Member to Sign in to Windows 10 PC-allow_family_child-1.png

3. Click/tap on Allow to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Allow or Block Microsoft Family Member to Sign in to Windows 10 PC-allow_family_child-2.png

4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






OPTION TWO

To Block Family Member from Signing in and Using PC


1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2. Click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, click/tap on the family member you want to block, and click/tap on Block. (see screenshot below)

Allow or Block Microsoft Family Member to Sign in to Windows 10 PC-block_family_child-1.png

3. Click/tap on Block to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Allow or Block Microsoft Family Member to Sign in to Windows 10 PC-block_family_child-2.png

4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.



That's it,
Shawn