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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.

Add a child to your family to help them stay safer online. Adults in the family can view reports of kidsí 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 Screen time family settings allows you to set limits as to when during the day your child can be on their Windows devices and the maximum amount of time they can spend on each device per day.
  • Set multiple screen time limits per day for your kids' devices. You can also view the allowed time in a calendar.
  • When your child runs out of screen time on a device, enter your password and give them more screen time on the same device. This works even when you don't have internet access.

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This tutorial will show you how to manage the Screen time settings to set limits when a child in your Microsoft family can use Windows devices.

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

EXAMPLE: Screen time notification on child's PC or device
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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 Screen time 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 Screen time Settings for Child

A) Click/tap on Screen time on the left side, and turn on Set limits for when my child can use devices. (see screenshot below)

B) Choose the daily allowance and allowed times your child can use their devices.

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 7. To Turn Off Screen time for Child

A) Click/tap on Screen time on the left side, and turn off Set limits for when my child can use devices on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn