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How to Find Your Child in Microsoft Family on a Map

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When you add a child to your family, adults in your family can use Find your child to find your child’s device location on a map when they are using a Windows 10 Mobile phone.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Find you child feature of Microsoft Family to see the last known location of your child's Windows 10 Mobile phone on a map.

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You must be an adult in the family to be able to manage your family settings.

See also: Microsoft account | Whats new for family



Here's How:

1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to manage your family settings online.

2. Go to the account.microsoft.com/family site at Microsoft on any PC, sign in if not already, and go to step 4 below.

3. Open Settings in Windows 10, click/tap on the Accounts icon, click/tap on Family & other users on the left side, click/tap on the Manage family settings online link, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on the More and Find (name) on a map link for the child's account. (see screenshot below)

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5. Do step 6 (turn on and find) or step 7 (turn off) below for what you would like to do.


 6. To Turn On Show the Location of your Child's Device

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When this is turned on, reminders will show on the child's phone that their location is available to adults in their family.

To see your child's device on a map, it will need to be turned on and connected to the internet.


A) Click/tap on Find your child on the left, and turn on Show the location of your child's device. (see screenshot below)

B) After a bit of searching and refining, you will now see the last known location of your child's Windows 10 phone on a map. (see screenshot below)
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You will be able to drag and zoom in and out of the map as needed.

You can click/tap on Refresh to update the map.


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 7. To Turn Off Show the Location of your Child's Device

A) Click/tap on Find your child on the left, and turn off Show the location of your child's device. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn