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Frequently asked questions


Screen time limits work on Windows, Xbox, and Android apps and games. They can be managed using the Microsoft Family Safety app on Android and iOS.1

Turn web and search filters on to filter out sites and search results that are too mature when they use Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, Xbox One, and Android devices. Other commonly used browsers will be blocked for this to work.

Set age limits to filter out inappropriate apps and games. If your child tries to download an app or game over the age limit, they will need your approval. The setting applies to Windows 10 and Xbox.

Anyone can pause or turn off location sharing. To keep your family safe and up to date on each other’s location, we recommend turning your location setting to “Always allow.”

1. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.