Windows 10: How can I prevent my child from downloading free apps in the Microsoft Store?

Discus and support How can I prevent my child from downloading free apps in the Microsoft Store? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have my son set up with a Microsoft account associated with my family, and I have enabled parental controls on his account. I have marked the... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by aggieben, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. aggieben Win User

    How can I prevent my child from downloading free apps in the Microsoft Store?


    I have my son set up with a Microsoft account associated with my family, and I have enabled parental controls on his account. I have marked the setting that should require parental consent for him to "buy" things from the store. However, this doesn't prevent him from "buying" free items.


    I want *all* items to require consent, not just ones that cost. Is there a way to require this?

    :)
     
    aggieben, Oct 30, 2018
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    Subhash Boipai, Oct 30, 2018
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    Microsoft is purging a lot of low quality apps from the Windows Store

    "Microsoft is sending emails to some Windows Store developers informing them that their apps have been removed from the Store for violating its quality standards."

    "Neowin reports that app developers have been receiving these emails over the past couple of days:

    In its latest review of the Store, Microsoft is evaluating if the published apps are good enough to be listed in the Windows Store. This includes publicly available apps as well as private beta apps. Additionally, Microsoft is also asking developers to delete any promotional campaigns for their apps to prevent advertising charges. Similarly, app name reservations are also being nullified; which means that if your app is unpublished, there's no guarantee that you'll be able to republish it under the same name.

    Officially, the policies for the Microsoft Store says that apps must have "distinct and informative metadata" and "provide a valuable and quality user experience". There are also some specific standards that must be in the apps, including having a name that is not similar to another app or device, along with offering a description that is accurate about its features and functions.

    There have certainly been many Windows Store users who have complained over the years about the large number of apps published that are clones of other apps or ones that are simply poorly made. Hopefully, this new move by Microsoft will help to curb these issues, at least for now.
    "

    http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-purging-lot-low-quality-apps-windows-store
     
    P4-630, Oct 30, 2018
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  4. How can I prevent my child from downloading free apps in the Microsoft Store?

    linking this device to my microsoft acount to use xbox app or other microsoft progams

    Hi Seef,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We'd like to get more information regarding the issue.

    1. Do you have child account?
    2. Are you using Microsoft Store link to download the app?
    3. Check if you are able to download the app in your Dad’s account?

    We would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and check if it helps.

    1. Try to sign out and sign in back in to computer.
    2. Try to sign in to Microsoft store app with your Microsoft account
    3. Then try downloading the app from the Microsoft Store App.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Oct 30, 2018
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