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Set up Kid's Corner

Kids love smartphones—but what if your child accidentally erases your phone or emails everyone in your address book while playing? No such worries with Kid's Corner, a place on your phone where your child can play with the games, apps, music, and videos you add there but can't get to the rest of your stuff.

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To set up Kid's Corner

  1. On Start , swipe over to the App list, tap Settings Asset not found > Kid's Corner Asset not found, and then tap Next.

  2. To add content to Kid's Corner, tap Games, Music, Videos, or Apps, select the items you want to add, and then tap Done Asset not found.

  3. When you're finished adding things, tap Next.

  4. If your phone doesn't already have a lock screen password, you'll have a chance to set one now and ensure that your child can't get to your Start screen from Kid's Corner. Tap Set password, type your password, and then tap Done.

  5. Tap Finish to leave setup and open Kid's Corner.

  6. You can go back and add or delete things from Kid's Corner at any time. Go to Settings > Kid's Corner, and make your changes. If you think you'll be changing Kid's Corner often, tap Pin Asset not found to pin it to Start.

To use Kid's Corner

Only you can add items to Kid's Corner, but kids can open and use it on their own. They can also change the name, accent color, and background picture.

  1. From the main lock screen, swipe over to the Kid's Corner lock screen.

  2. Swipe up to enter Kid's Corner. The Start screen works just like the main Start screen—you can resize the tiles and move them around.

  3. Tap Customize to choose a new name, lock screen picture, or accent color.

  4. To leave Kid's Corner, press the phone's power button. When you press it again, you'll be back at the main lock screen.

  

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Article ID: 10661 - Last Review: Apr 29, 2016 - Revision: 16

  • Windows Phone 8
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