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Leave worries about whereabouts behind with Microsoft Family Safety’s saved places and location alerts! Now it’s easier than ever to stay connected from a distance.  

Location alerts are a premium feature available with a Microsoft 365 Family subscription. Purchase a subscription online or in the Family Safety app. 

Saved places 

Save significant locations like schools, workplaces or friends’ houses in your family group and enable location alerts to receive notifications when a family member leaves or arrives. Saved places are shared with your family group; if one person saves a location, anyone can opt into receiving location alerts about it. If you decide to leave a family group and no longer wish to share your saved places, remove them before leaving.

Save places in your family group by following the steps below in your Family Safety map or settings. 

Note: Location-based features like saved places only support one connected device per Microsoft account.

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap Map.

  3. Tap + Add a place.

  4. Enter the address and give it a name.

  5. Tap Save.

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the home or  menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings (You) > Places Add a place.

  4. Enter the address and give it a name.

  5. Tap Save.

Location alerts

Set up location alerts to receive notifications when a family member leaves or arrives at a saved place. To begin using location alerts, your family member must first enable location sharing on their device and in the Family Safety app. Location alert feature is available on Android and iOs devices.  

Set location alerts in your family group by following the steps below in your Family Safety map or settings. 

Note: Location-based features like location alerts only support one connected device per Microsoft account. 

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap Map.

  3. Tap the family member you would like to receive notifications about.

  4. Tap Arrives or Departs > Tell me when.

  5. Select Arriving or Departing to be notified when your family member leaves or arrives.

  6. Select the saved place you will be notified about or add a new location by tapping + Add a new one.

  7. To receive a one-time notification, tap Once. To set a recurring location alert, tap Always.

  8. Tap Set alert.

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the home or ☰ menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings (You) > Arrives and departs.

  4. Find the family member you would like to be notified about and tap Tell me when.

  5. Select Arriving or Departing to be notified when your family member leaves or arrives.

  6. Select the saved place you will be notified about or add a new location by tapping + Add a new one.

  7. To receive a one-time notification, tap Once. To set a recurring location alert, tap Always.

  8. Tap Set alert.

Remove saved places 

Saved places can be deleted anytime by any member of a family group if there are no location alerts set to it. If a saved place has location alerts, those alerts must be removed before deletion. Once location alerts are removed, follow the steps below. 

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the home icon.

  3. Tap Settings Places.

  4. Swipe left across the saved place you would like to remove.

  5. Tap Yes to remove.

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the ☰ menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings Places.

  4. Tap the three vertical dots next to the saved place you would like to remove.

  5. Tap Yes to delete.

Remove location alerts 

Whether you no longer need notifications regarding a saved place or are leaving a family group and need to delete a saved place, remove location alerts by following the steps below. 

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the home icon.

  3. Tap Settings (You) > Arrives and departs.

  4. Swipe left across the location alert you would like to remove.

  5. Tap Yes to remove.

  1. Open the Family Safety app.

  2. Tap the ☰ menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings Arrives and departs.

  4. Tap the 3 vertical dots next to the location alert you would like to remove.

  5. Tap Yes to delete.

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