Filter inappropriate websites and searches in Microsoft Edge

Use content filters to set boundaries on the web  that’ll work across Windows 10, Xbox, and Android phones with Microsoft Family Safety installed.

Note: For content filters to work, your child will have to use Microsoft Edge and sign in with their Microsoft account. 

To set up the web and search filters, go to and sign in with your Microsoft account. Then:

Note: Turning on Filter Inappropriate Websites will block all other browsers like Google Chrome and Safari. The web and search filters will only work with Microsoft Edge. 

  1. Find your child's or family member's name and select More options, then select Content Filters

  2. If you want to make sure your child our web and SafeSearch filter when browsing on Microsoft Edge, turn Filter Inappropriate Websites from Off to On.

  3. If you want to always block specific sites, add their URLs under Blocked Sites.

  4. If you want your child to only see websites you've explicitly allowed, turn on Only use allowed websites.

1. Find your child or family member's name and tap on the Content filters card

2. Tap on Web and search > turn on Filter inappropriate websites

3. Now mature websites will be blocked and searches will be filtered in Bing. This feature only works in Microsoft Edge, so other browsers will be blocked on your child or family member's device. 

Note: With this setting on, the following browsers will be automatically blocked: Chrome, UC Browser, Samsung Internet Browser, Firefox, VPN Free - Betternet Hotspot VPN & Private Browser, CM Browser, Dolphin Browser, Opera, Opera mini, Puffin Web Browser, Maxthon Browser, UC Browser mini, Firefox for Android Beta, Chrome Beta.

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