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Screen time limits in Microsoft Family Safety are a great way to balance online habits within your family group. Decide when and for how long family members can use their connected Windows, Xbox and mobile devices. Limits can be as specific as you need them to be - use a different schedule daily or the same one all week. Adjust as you go by allowing more time or deciding when time’s up. You can even set limits on specific devices!  

Note: Remind family members to sign out if they are not actively using their Xbox console – screen time counts as long as they are signed in. Screen time limits can only be set on devices connected to your family group.  

Connect your devices and explore screen time limits today to decide which settings will benefit your family group!

  1. Visit family.microsoft.com. Sign into your Family Safety account.

  2. Find your family member and click Screen time.

  3. To set one schedule across all devices, turn on Use one schedule for all devices.

  4. To set schedule or limits for individual devices,

    1. Scroll down to Xbox and Windows 10. Click Turn limits on under each respective category.

    2. Click each day to set time ranges and total hours permitted for device use. Max scheduled is the default setting, meaning a family member can use their device for the full duration of set time range.

  5. To edit schedule, click Add, modify and Save.

  1. Open the Microsoft Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the family member you are setting screen time limits for.

  3. Tap the screen time card or Set limits.

  4. To set limits across all devices, turn on Use one schedule for all devices. This allows your family member a set amount of time to use freely between devices.

  5. To set schedule or limits for individual devices,

    1. Tap device you are setting limits for.

    2. Turn on Time Limits toggle.

    3. Tap day you would like to set screen time schedule.

    4. Set total amount of time your family member can spend on their device anytime during the day or select Set a schedule of available times to establish when they can use it.

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