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Help family members balance their time online by setting app and game limits. Limits extend across any Windows, Xbox and Android devices connected through the Microsoft Family Safety app. 

To set app and game limits, follow the steps below. 

  1. Open the Microsoft Family Safety app.

  2. Find your family member and tap their name. Tap Set time limits > Apps and games.

  3. Turn on App and game limits.

  4. Tap the app or game you want to set limits on.

  5. Set the amount of time your family member can spend on the app or game each day and when they’re allowed to use it. Use the same limits every day or tailor a schedule for each day of the week.

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

  2. Find your family member’s name and click More options > Screen time.

  3. Select Apps and games tab. Turn on App and game limits toggle.

  4. Click the app or game you want to set limits on.

  5. Set the amount of time your family member can spend on the app or game each day and when they’re allowed to use it. Use the same limits every day or tailor a schedule for each day of the week.

Website limits

Time limits do not work on websites. To limit a family member's web access to an app or game, follow the steps below:

  1. Using a web browser, visit family.microsoft.com. Sign into your Family Safety account.

  2. Find your family member and click More options > Screen time > Apps and games.

  3. Select the app or game you are limiting.

  4. Scroll down to Block related websites and check the box next to the website you would like to limit.

You may see an app or game listed more than once if your family member installed it on multiple devices. This is temporary until the data is processed. In the meantime, you can set a limit for each listing of the app or game.  

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