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How to Manage Apps, Games & Media Settings for Child in your Microsoft Family

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It’s easy to share your Windows 10 PC with family members. Add family members using Add a family member from your PC's Settings, and they’ll 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.

Add a child to your family to help them stay safer online. Adults in the family can view reports of kids’ online activity, limit how long and when they use their devices, and help make sure they don't see inappropriate websites, apps, or games. Manage family settings online at account.microsoft.com/family, and changes will be applied to any Windows 10 device the child signs in to. You can also add adults to your family who will also be able to apply settings to children in the family.

The Apps, games & media family settings limits a child according to their age and content ratings. You can also allow or block individual apps and games.

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This tutorial will show you how to manage the Apps, games & media settings to limit, allow, or block them for a child in your Microsoft family.

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




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 Apps, games & media link for the child's account. (see screenshot below)

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5. Do step 6 (on/manage) or step 7 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 6. To Turn On and Manage Block Inappropriate Apps and Games Settings

A) Click/tap on Recent activity on the left side, and turn on Activity reporting. (see screenshot below)

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B) Click/tap on Apps, games & media on the left side, and turn on Block inappropriate apps and games on the right side. (see screenshot below step 6D)

C) Under Limit apps, games, and media from the Windows Store, select the age restriction you want to limit the child with. (see screenshot below step 6D)

D) Under Blocked apps & games, you can click/tap on Remove to unblock any blocked apps & games from step 6F below, (see screenshots below)

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E) Click/tap on Recent activity on the left side. (see screenshot below step 6F)

F) Under the Apps & games section in Recent activity, you can click/tap on Block to block any app or game for the child. (see screenshot below)

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 7. To Turn Off Block Inappropriate Apps and Games for Child

A) Click/tap on Apps, games & media on the left side, and turn off Block inappropriate apps and games on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn