Windows 10: Family safety screen time limits not working

Discus and support Family safety screen time limits not working in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Hi CommunityI have a problem with Microsoft 365 screen time limits. Can anyone suggest a fix?My children are in my family group, and they are set up... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by JoelLWB, Sep 29, 2021.

  1. JoelLWB Win User

    Family safety screen time limits not working


    Hi CommunityI have a problem with Microsoft 365 screen time limits. Can anyone suggest a fix?My children are in my family group, and they are set up with limits across all devices. The limits work on the Xbox and a laptop computer, but on another desktop computer they have no effect. The children are set up as standard users on that computer not administrators, but they can log on whenever they want even if their time is up or is blocked.I have checked all the settings in Family Safety e.g. removing / re-adding time limits. I have checked the computer is up-to-date, and I have verified

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    JoelLWB, Sep 29, 2021
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  2. time limits in family not working

    Hi Barbara,

    We would like to know more details about your concern about the Family Safety time limit that is not working so we can better assist you. Kindly answer the following:

    • Does it happen only with particular child account?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we would suggest that you refer to this
    support link
    on how to set up screen time limits for your child.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Marilou Ser, Sep 29, 2021
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  3. Anonimiss Win User
    Windows 10 Family Safety time limits not working

    I had this exact problem and these are the steps I took to get the issue resolved:

    • Navigate to family safety settings and remove the child from the family having issues.
    • Login to the childs account and launch Settings (windows key + i)
    • Click the Accounts icon and select Sign in with local account instead
    • Follow the steps to change to a local account. When completed, Login back to your account (admin account)
    • Go back to the family safety settings and add your child back to the family group.
    • Access your childs email address to accept the family invitation
    • Verify the child now shows properly in the family settings and that the screen times are still correct.
    • Login to the childs account and launch Settings (windows key + i)
    • Click the Accounts icon and select Sign in with microsoft account instead
    • Your family settings should now take affect.

    I know this is pretty tedious, but like I said, it worked for me. If you are still having trouble, I suggest contacting support and they can help walk you through the steps to get it resolved.
     
    Anonimiss, Sep 29, 2021
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  4. Family safety screen time limits not working

    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, Sep 29, 2021
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