The Microsoft Surface can be thought of almost like a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet. The Surface line consists of a number of touchscreen-enabled devices that boast of long battery life, and some of their models are collapsible for maximum portability.
No matter which Microsoft Surface product you own, it will run on a Microsoft operating system. In order to set up parental controls, you’ll simply need to follow the steps for that particular operating system. To find out which version of Windows your PC is running:
- Press the Windows logo key + R
- Type winver, which is short for “Windows version.”
- Select OK. A dialogue box will appear with all the information you need.
If you already know which operating system you’re running, you can see which specific update you’re on by following the instructions here.
Once you know which operating system your device is running, you can set up the parental controls. We always recommend that you run the latest software, so we’ve included the parental control settings for Microsoft 10 below.
Setting Parental Controls on Windows 10
Windows 10 is the latest operating system available for PCs. It allows for a seamless connection between PCs, Windows phones, Surface devices, and Xbox One gaming consoles. All your parental controls for Windows 10 are found in Microsoft Family, where you’ll also handle parental controls for your other Microsoft devices.
How to add 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 setup 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.