Windows 10: Family Safety Screen Time feature occasionally runs out screen time earlier than should be...

Discus and support Family Safety Screen Time feature occasionally runs out screen time earlier than should be... in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; My son and I agreed 6 hours of PC/game time per day is plenty, and so I set screen time allowed to 6 hours, with the allowed time range being 5:30am to... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Wade Dorrell, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Family Safety Screen Time feature occasionally runs out screen time earlier than should be...


    My son and I agreed 6 hours of PC/game time per day is plenty, and so I set screen time allowed to 6 hours, with the allowed time range being 5:30am to 9:30pm. We use the "One schedule for all devices" option because we have 1 shared PC, he has a laptop, and we have an Xbox One.


    Occasionally, though, in the morning at 6:30am neither PC nor laptop lets him sign in, showing the notification that screen time is blocking use and the next use will be allowed at 5:30am the next day. The date/time on the devices is correct.


    It seems like there may be a logic flaw in screen time in this case? It's only been 1 hour at most per device by this point (had they been on at all... they were not), not possibly reaching a total of 6 hours?


    What's going on in this case? How do we fix it?


    Related: Microsoft Family reporting of screen time is still really weak. He and I are both about to give up on it... we're using it not so much to limit, but to help us introspect on where the time is spent. That it can't provide an hour-by-hour breakdown of which hours were spent on which device, which would help with this case, is a bit frustrating. The reporting hasn't really improved at all since it debuted. It's probably better to just have a stop watch and write it down!

    :)
     
    Wade Dorrell, Feb 24, 2019
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  2. Family Safety screen time stuck on old settings

    • I set up family safety settings under windows 8.
    • Configured screen time options to for only daytime, so as to prevent my son from using the computer too early or too late in the day.
    • I've upgraded the computer to Windows 10 (live update, not a fresh install).
    • Now I want to change the screen time settings for my son. Nothing I have attempted (short of clean install of Windows) has worked.
      • Changing time settings doesn't work
      • Turning off Screen Time doesn't help
      • Removing/Adding his account from family safety doesn't help
      • Removing/Adding the computer from family safety doesn't help
    • I don't see a Windows Family Safety service running on the machine, which is odd.
    • I really don't want to do a fresh Windows install.

    Any suggestions are welcome.
     
    Noyabronok1, Feb 24, 2019
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  3. tomyj Win User
    Family Safety -Screen Time-Windows10

    Hi, in Windows10, Family Safety , when the allowed screen time elapses , the Administrator/Parent is unable to extend the time as unlike in earlier versions, the "extend time by" button is not appearing.
     
    tomyj, Feb 24, 2019
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  4. Family Safety Screen Time feature occasionally runs out screen time earlier than should be...

    Windows 10 Family Safety: Time limits and screen locking

    I recently set up my son's computer with family safety, and I have him limited to 3 hours of total screen time per weekday. I have told him that when he gets up to go outside, eat, or whatever to lock his computer - but it appears that the time he's away is counting toward his total time as well, which defeats the purpose of screen locking IMO. I've scoured Microsoft and the forums to see if screen lock time counts toward computer time in the family safety feature, but have found absolutely nothing. Does anyone out there know for sure, and if so can you post references?
    Thanks.
     
    Rodger Cooley, Feb 24, 2019
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