Windows 11 is the latest operating system available for PCs. It allows for seamless connection between PCs, Windows phones, and Xbox One gaming consoles. All Windows 11 parental controls are found in a free app called Microsoft Family. Here, you’ll also handle parental controls for your other Microsoft devices.
How To Set Up Windows 11 Parental Controls
Microsoft Family Safety App
The Microsoft Family Safety app allows parents to set screen time limits on all Microsoft-affiliated devices, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Surface, Windows 11 devices, Windows 7 devices, and Windows Vista devices. Parents can use the app to create search filters and block mature content. The app also has built-in location sharing so you can track family members.
How to add a child to your Microsoft Family account
- Visit account.microsoft.com/family.
- Sign in with your personal Microsoft account and then select Add a Family Member.
- Select Child.
- Enter your child’s email address or phone number and select Send Invite.
- Make sure your child accepts your invitation.
Adding child accounts to your family
First, you’ll add a Family user account to your computer. There, you’ll indicate that the account is for a child under your supervision, and then you’ll set up all content and usage restrictions through Microsoft Family. Both you and your child will need a Microsoft Account, so if you do not have one, start there.
- Open the Windows Settings menu and choose Accounts.
- Choose Family & Other People from the left sidebar menu.
- Under Your Family, click Add a Family Member.
- Enter the email address associated with your child’s Microsoft account.
- Open your child’s email account, find the email from Microsoft, and click the link to confirm that they are your child and need to be added to your Microsoft Family.