Microsoft Family Safety app rolls out for everyone on Android, iOS: Here’s what it does | Tech News

Microsoft Family Safety app rolls out for everyone on Android, iOS: Here’s what it does

As listed on Google Play Store, the app is currently on version number 1.0.0.493 and is compatible with Android 6.0 and later versions to run. On app store, the app weighs 115.8MB and requires iOS 11 and later OS versions to work.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:11 IST
Microsoft Family Safety App
Microsoft Family Safety App (HT Tech)

Back in May this year we saw Microsoft introducing its Family Safety app as a preview on both major platforms – Android and iOS. However, these have finally been released for the masses. As listed on Google Play Store, the app is currently on version number 1.0.0.493 and is compatible with Android 6.0 and later versions to run. On app store, the app weighs 115.8MB and requires iOS 11 and later OS versions to work.

The family safety app can be used in several ways.

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The app itself lets you keep track of family members, children and more so they have a healthier internet experience. The app's aim is not only to manage the screen time of kids on select devices but also manage the type of content they are browsing. You can even create flexible scheduled for different family members as required.

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Microsoft Family Safety app.
Microsoft Family Safety app. (Microsoft)
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Microsoft Family Safety app. (Microsoft)

Using the Microsoft Family Safety app, kids can see the same activity reports what parents can see. Also, parents can control who the kids are sharing their data with, knowingly or unknowingly.

It also lets you experience Activity reporting which includes controlling the screen time, top websites visited, and terms kids are searching for online. You will receive an email summary each week as well. It also has setting up of screen time limits across Windows and Xbox devices.

As for content controls, Microsoft Family Safety app give you the flexibility to place filters on search and web or block mature content on Microsoft Edge browser. You can get notified when the kid wants to download an app or a game from the Microsoft Store with age limits.

Lastly, one can locate the other user of the connected user and even save the places they visit the most like home, school, work and others. 

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First Published Date: 29 Jul, 14:52 IST
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