Windows 10: Setting screen time limits on a group of apps in Family Safety

Discus and support Setting screen time limits on a group of apps in Family Safety in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; HelloI have set up screen time using Family Safety to limit the amount of time my son spends on games. However, he has a number of different games... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by HecticSalmon, Nov 24, 2021 at 1:32 PM.

  1. Setting screen time limits on a group of apps in Family Safety


    HelloI have set up screen time using Family Safety to limit the amount of time my son spends on games. However, he has a number of different games installed and it seems that I need to set up separate limits for them, e.g. set up a 2 hour limit on game1, then set up a 2 hour limit on game2, etc. What I would like to do is set a total limit on all apps I designate as "games", e.g. 2 hours per day, to be shared among these apps. Without this he can just spend 2 hours on one game and then spend another 2 hours on a different game which defeats the point of having limits.Is this possible, or if

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    HecticSalmon, Nov 24, 2021 at 1:32 PM
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  2. Brink Win User

    New Microsoft Family Safety Preview app for Android and iOS

    Source: Microsoft Family Safety: Protect Your Family - Office Insider Blog


     
  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.
     
  4. Setting screen time limits on a group of apps in Family Safety

    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.
     
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