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  1. JD_699 Win User

    I need help finding out how to block a child from downloading apps in Windows10.


    I have a Microsoft Family account setup, with several child accounts attached. Only the parent account is an Administrator. My child is somehow able to install other browsers Brave, Opera, Waterfox - so far. First, these shouldn't work once installed since the Family account settings is supposed to block all other browsers other than Edge. However, I don't think a non-Administrator account should be able to install programs in Windows10 not from the store - that part is disabled within the Family settings.


    Can anyone help here? How do I prevent apps from being downloaded and installed?


    THanks!!

    :)
     
  2. JD_699 Win User

    I need helping finding out how to block a child from downloading apps in Windows10.

    I have a Microsoft Family account setup, with several child accounts attached. Only the parent account is an Administrator. My child is somehow able to install other browsers (Brave, Opera, Waterfox - so far). First, these shouldn't work once installed since
    the Family account settings is supposed to block all other browsers other than Edge. However, I don't think a non-Administrator account should be able to install programs in Windows10 (not from the store - that part is disabled within the Family settings).

    Can anyone help here? How do I prevent apps from being downloaded and installed?

    THanks!!
     
  3. Block Google Chrome for Child

    I have 5 kids to setup content restrictions for. Though I love that Microsoft gives the power to have the safety features it does, the process is RIDICULOUS if you are doing it for more than 1 child!!!

    I attempted to setup my 3 younger kids to only have access to a couple of specific websites, but no other sites. During that process I removed Google Chrome from the blocked apps list. What I did not know was that I had to use Microsoft Edge (one of the
    worst browsers ever) to use the feature that only allows certain sites. So now Google Chrome is no longer a blocked app, but yet the site has no way to just add it back.

    I looked up how to block an app and was SHOCKED by the official info from Microsoft. See Below. Basically your kid has to use an app before you can add it to the blocked list. Doesn't that defy the purpose of having safety features for a child?

    Besides... I used my child's account and opened Chrome, yet it still DID NOT show up in their activity list in order to block it. NOW WHAT?

    FROM MICROSOFT

    Blocking specific apps is possible with the Microsoft Account's Family Safety Feature. To block a specific application on your child's account, it is a requirement that the app must be used by your child, so that it will appear in under the Recent Activity
    list. For your child's security, you can log in as the child and launch the app to satisfy this requirement.

    Follow these steps to successfully block specific applications:

    1. Visit the Microsoft Family website and then sign in your Microsoft Account.
    2. Click the account of the child that you want to block from using an app.
    3. Select Recent Activity.
    4. Click to ensure that Activity Reporting is turned on.
    5. Scroll down and look for Apps & Games.
    6. Choose the apps that you want to block on your child's account.
    7. Click Block to block usage of the app.
     
    msquaredonline, Oct 16, 2020 at 12:34 AM
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  4. I need help finding out how to block a child from downloading apps in Windows10.

    blocking apps

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    • Log in to https://familysafety.microsoft.com/ using your Microsoft Email account.
    • Find the user that is correspond to the computer account on the Windows that you are having issue with.
    • Click on "App Restrictions".
    • Under App Restrictions, click on "App list".
    • Here, you can Allow or Block the Apps/Games that you want.
    Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Oct 16, 2020 at 12:34 AM
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