Microsoft Family Safety MOD 2022

Track locations, monitor screen time and build healthy habits with Family Safety
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The Microsoft Family Safety app helps empower you and your family to create healthy habits and protect the ones you love with digital and physical safety. Get peace of mind that your family is staying safer while giving your kids independence to learn and grow.

Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set parental controls to filter inappropriate apps and games and set browsing to kid-friendly websites on Microsoft Edge.

Help your kids balance their screen time activity. Set limits for specific apps and games on Android, Xbox, or Windows. Or use device management to set screen time limits across devices on Xbox and Windows.

Use activity reporting to better understand your family’s digital activity. View your kids’ activity in a weekly email to help start a conversation about online activity.

Use location sharing to stay informed on where your family is. Plus, save frequently visited places like work and school.

With a Microsoft 365 Family subscription, get location alerts when someone leaves or arrives at their location, and use drive safety to build better habits behind the wheel. Get insights on how your family is doing on the road, including how many times they use their phone while driving, their top speed, and even the number of times they brake hard.

Microsoft Family Safety features:

Activity reports – Develop healthy digital habits
• Activity log of screen time and online usage
• Weekly email summary report of activity

Screen time – Find a balance
• Screen time app and game limits on Xbox, Windows, Android
• Screen time device limits on Xbox and Windows
• Get notified if your child requests more time

Content filters – Explore safely
• Web filters for kid-friendly browsing on Microsoft Edge
• Block inappropriate apps and games

Family location features – find family members
• GPS family location tracker: locate your loved ones
• Save frequently visited locations


Driving safety – Build better habits behind the wheel
• Driving reports to see top speed, hard braking, acceleration, phone usage
• Drive history to see driving events along route

Privacy & Permissions

Your privacy is important to us. We work around the clock to protect your data and information to help you keep your family safe. For example, we do not sell or share your location data with insurance companies or data brokers. We provide you with meaningful choices about how and why data is collected and used, and give you the information you need to make the choices that are right for you and your family.

With your child’s consent, Microsoft Family Safety may collect interaction data using accessibility, app usage, and device admin service permissions. This allows us to: know when they are using an app, exit an app on their behalf, or block apps that are not allowed.

Subscription & Disclaimers

Unlock the full Microsoft Family Safety experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 Family subscription to enable location alerts and drive safety features; all other features are free and available to download with the app. Location tracking and driving safety require location permissions be active; drive safety is only available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland.

This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.


With the latest update, the Family Safety app provides the user with easy access to manage or cancel the subscription within the app.


40 comentarios en "Microsoft Family Safety MOD 2022"

  1. Kurtis Cox dice:

    Great in theory, but it never works correctly. It won’t pick up my 20 min drive to work, really any drive at all, and if and when it does, it assumes my route after halfway through the trip, and my distance and times and “driving violations” are all wrong. But, it will pick up a .1 mile drive at <10mph on a forktruck--make it make sense. Oh, and all app permissions are on, and I've turned off any restriction that might disrupt the access to location or data.

  2. As a 13 year old male, I found this app very frusturating. Sometimes when I’m in calls with friends, my screen time would run out. This would make me unable to mute or leave, creating an awkward situation. When playing modern multiplayer Triple A titles on the Xbox One, the 5 minutes warning would pause the game no matter what. The restrictions don’t care if you’re doing something important, and could kick you out of the software without an auto save. On my laptop however, it won’t exit ever.

  3. It was a bit difficult to set up but once I got it going it’s fantastic. I also couple it with Bark and I feel pretty confident I’ve got a good handle on my 7 and 8 year olds screen time. The app lets you set limits on devices AND other apps (I’m looking at you ROBLOX) and will send push notifications to your phone if they want to ask for more time. It turns my kids laptops off when I need it to hehehehe. Highly recommend.

  4. This app will allow me to block websites, see search history, and I believe it does filter content, but as far as screen time limits? This DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 11. Other people have complained to the Microsoft team about this but they don’t acknowledge there’s a problem. So the lock computer out function doesn’t work nor does any time limits whatsoever.

  5. This review is based only on the location tracking and notifications. I wouldn’t get a notification until 10 or more minutes after my family member arrived at their location. I was tracking with both this app, and Life 360. Also, setting up notifications in the first place is a pain. You can’t create multiple notifications without going back into settings after each new notification is setup. The maps are also horrible, because individual buildings and houses aren’t shown.

  6. Not intuitive. There are many areas of the app that are clickable but you can’t tell they are. Just have to tap all over the place to find out what’s clickable. It’s not easy to adjust daily schedule. It’s easy to extend time when my child requests an extension from his Xbox, but if I want to initiate the time extension from the app, I can’t do it as far as I know. Additionally sometimes I found the time calculations / readings to be off.

  7. Kyumin Lee dice:

    This app is less useful than the webpage, as the app doesn’t allow you to view the web activity. The user interface is also significantly different, but not better. When adding screen time, the selectable options are different from what’s offered on the webpage. The app does give prompt alerts, but I couldn’t find a way to receive alerts just on the app and not by email.

  8. John Rambo dice:

    A couple improvement recommendations. For entering in websites under content filter. I don’t want to have to save twice after adding an approved site. Also, I’d like to be able to edit a URL after being added to a list. As well, if there was an option to allow an entire site, after (or during) a URL is added, this would make it easier for us to manage my son’s school access. Thank you!

  9. Switching to Maps does nothing. Selecting a child – > Devices results in a “something went wrong” for weeks now. I opted to subscribe in the hopes that it would magically flip a switch, such is not the case. What exactly are you trying to accomplish here Microsoft? I want this app to work because it’s cross platform… But as of now, it’s vaporware.

  10. First, the app prompted me five times to allow it to run in the background. Once I managed to find the controls for screen time and apps, I discovered that the terrible interface from the web page is replicated exactly. There is no way to edit multiple days simultaneously, to copy a daily schedule, to set the same schedule for multiple children, or to cut out a block of time. Apps are handled individually. There is no way to limit time for a set of apps, such as to limit total game time.

  11. Peter Susi dice:

    Disappointing. Constantly asks to run in the background, every time I open the app. Ads for other products and features are plentiful, basic parental control functionality much less so. I cannot add time unless a child sends a request first, there is no immediate adjustment options. Time is frequently logged while computer is OFF! And it keeps telling me to setup car/drive mode for my ten year old. You get your money’s worth with this free app.

  12. I really want to like this app and it be useful but still has tons of bugs. The biggest one is battery drain. Drains 20% of the battery with it installed even though it’s not supposed to be constantly getting my location. But the notification is always on saying “getting your location”. Also doesn’t integrate with mapping software to give me directions to my family. Just skip and use Life360. So many more features and far less bugs.

  13. Isn’t an app like this supposed to work out of the box? Error message is all you will get (my guess is – unless you install other MS stuff). Might as well just use the website. Even after the update, settings and content filtering gives me “an error on our [Microsoft] end”. The interface is also super bare. I wish the developers looked at the Family Link by Google, in terms of how comprehensive it is.

  14. The app mostly just shows a blank screen. Sometimes it launches and I can quickly approve requests, but most of the time, it sits on a blank screen. The worst was when it wanted me to add a location and would not let me access any other menus until I entered a location. Then I tried to enter a location, but the app would not search for the address. I have a second start because when it works, it’s great. But mostly, the app does not work.

  15. You would hope that the Android app would have the same or better features than the web app, but it doesn’t. I was hoping to use it to easily manage screen time for my children, but this feature is either only available from the web site it is not implemented in the same menu system on the Android app. Further, the app also pesters you for permissions that don’t make sense: why did it need to always know my location or dodge battery optimization, when hardly use it anyway!? I’m not impressed.

  16. Bob Bailey dice:

    Worthless for your Android phone. You can only adjust time limits in individual apps on Android devices, not for the whole phone. So if I limit the time on one app, he can simply move onto another game and another and another and another. I don’t care how long he spends on individual apps, I want to limit the overall time he spends on his phone and/or tablet.

  17. Concerns: Extremely delayed updating location, sometimes takes 5 minutes, sometimes never. Battery and location settings set as appropriate. Setting up alerts is supremely annoying. Why does it take you completely out of settings and back to the map after setting up each one? This app needs a lot of work yet, unfortunately. It’s nice to have it included with 365, but there’s nothing “safe” about untimely updates on my kids locations. Lacking a lot of features the competition has as well.

  18. Stability & reliability are trash. Cannot reliably adjust times or grant kiddos requests for extra time (or block use reliably). I am in the midst right now of troubleshooting yet again this app. Will be switching to Norton family. This is extremely frustrating and *not* a rare occurrence (maybe 25-30% failure rate). It’s 2 stars and not 1 because when it does work, it’s great. I had the same issues with MS Your Phone App.

  19. I will say that this app is better than nothing, at least for me. When it works, it helps to limit my kids’ screen time so I don’t have to hound them to get off when their time is up. But often, my kids will request screen time on the PC, then when I grant it from the app, it doesn’t give them access. Sometimes it will work after 2 or 3 tries, other times I have to go directly to the computer and put in my password to grant them time. My internet isn’t the problem. It’s very annoying!

  20. Won’t communicate with computer!! I have been trying to allow for my daughter to have more time and it keeps giving me an error. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, and many other things to get it to work. My daughter was in the middle of school work last night and the computer turned off because of time despite me already giving her more time. I could not trun it back on no matter what i did! Very frustrating!!!!

  21. Zee Zeejax dice:

    I don’t know why people are leaving 1 star reviews, especially when they have nothing to do with the app it’s self. I have used this app for years, and not many issues with it. There a couple things that could be better. One is that when iPhone screen locks their location wont update. Setting child restrictions are different per device, also that configuring needs to be done on each device like iPhone, windows, Xbox, to let this app report. This app isn’t really to set it up, more to report.

  22. Was a good app but then they “updated it.” Not its an almost useless peice of rubbish. At one point I was able to change weather or not they could connect online in games through xbox and many others thing that made it useful for keeping a handle on my sisters pc’s. Now it’s either thay can play it or they can’t.

  23. Zorro D dice:

    Pretty great app for the family. Wish it were easier to see the separation between days. Bug: It sometimes randomly inserts phantom drives into the time line. Probably when GPS signal is weak from being in a building.

  24. Buggy. Hardly usable. Permittances of additional time for e.g. Windows or Edge frequently have no effect, they seem to be lost on the server side and don’t appear in the history. Sometimes it works at the first try, sometimes it doesn’t work even with dozens of tries. Tried both app and website. Btw, I am an IT professional. Microsoft disappoints once more. Google Family Link works reliably.

  25. Nadeemah dice:

    It’s been helpful to limit screen time for the kids, but I cannot set the time to what I choose, as it constantly sets it to the nearest 30 minutes, which is not what I want! I want to be able to set it in 5 or 15 minute increments.

  26. Mark H dice:

    Driving tracking is rubbish. Not sure how it distinguishes betweek fast acceleration or hard breaking because it seems inconsistent with when it gets picked up. Didn’t pick up any phone uses despite my wife opening an app for me. Will stick to google maps for locating family members. The driving app is just a gimmick. If my sons old enough to drive, then he’s old enough to face the consequences of his actions. I don’t need to track him in an app. There are better apps to track my own driving.

  27. This sign-in again “needs attention” never gets resolve. Its always in the notification area instructing us to goto… and we did it countless time and we followed this instruction, to sign in over and over and over! It wont go away, its worst than COVID, this notification wont go away! Verify verify verify verify… like a shot in the head!!

  28. Cumbersome, nothing is easy. Frequently have to log in again for some reason and constantly prompt to upgrade to “premium”. Good idea with rubbish execution.

  29. I’m only using the app to set the time limits. Yet it takes 4 unnecessary steps and waiting to reach the slider interface to set the time. On the contrary, the web interface is much simpler. There’s all kinds of clutter in the app trying to update itself, whereas on the web it appears to be much faster. The developers should concentrate on simplifying the app rather than putting buttons and functions here and there.

  30. andy cooke dice:

    For those of us who can’t get this working consistently, regularly getting the “it’s not you, it’s us message” or just can’t log in fullstop. I have resolved the issue: On your Android device go to connection settings -> more connection settings -> private dns -> add “”. What this does is roots you through Google’s secure servers. This also works if you can’t log into your Hotmail/outlook account through the browser. Microsoft could you please promote this solution in a FAQ page.

  31. classic microsoft. works sometimes, other times sync issues everywhere. I turn off web filter but it still blocks. I give permission to site but it still blocks. My child clicks on the link on his computer but nothing happens. It says sign in again in your computer, we complete the insttuctions but the warning is still there. Child asks for more minutes, I click extend time, but child still cant play.

  32. Poor experience. I spent half day trying to set control over my son’s device. I’d better spend this precious time with him, honestly. It’s always very complicated with Microsoft accounts, passwords etc. I feel like I am roaming around the same cycle over and over again. As a result I delete Microsoft accounts and apps. Going to another seller. All I needed just set time limits for the computer!

  33. Screen time limits are not on working all devices. App says my child needs to verify their device but there is no way to verify. There is no way to verify from account settings or the family verify link provided. This only prompts to login otherwise nothing happens.

  34. Tracey B dice:

    Terrible interface. Can’t update date/time on child’s device as the settings are blocked/protected by MFS. Microsoft suggest you remove the child from the family, make changes & then join them back up again. Despite following instructions to remove child from family and MFS from device, removal is unsuccessful. Microsoft don’t want to hear about the issues. Can’t reset the phone as this function is blocked my Family Safety. Have a device that is currently unusable & have no way to fix it

  35. Rahim dice:

    The app is very user unfriendly, lacks many important and essential capabilities and features… and it has poor performance. It’s a shame that MS has such an app. Have a look at the Google Family Link to see the huge difference by yourself. It needs a complete redesign from scratch or major uplift.

  36. I really like the Xbox Family app, it has always provided the functions I need with a clean and intuitive interface. With that said, I absolutely LOATHE this MS Family Safety app in it’s current state, and I hate being forced to use it when adding purchases to my kids accounts. It has all of the features I don’t want, and none of the features I do.

  37. Scott Tsai dice:

    When it works out, it works. But when it doesn’t, it’s EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING! i have set high limits or no limits on Windows time, but when my kids logs in, it gives him a “Time’s Up” screen even though he definitely had time that day. I tried configuring this in the app and on a browser but it never works.

  38. Overall I’m very happy with how well it works and integrates with PC, XBox and mobile devices. Just have one issue with my child’s “Security” application on Android being seen as using her screen time and skewing real screen time. Wish I had the option to specify that some apps shouldn’t count towards the limits or stats

  39. It’s quite an intuitive program, very helpful for parents. Missed 2 stars because A) can’t control times and duration on each PC (kid has a home PC and school laptop). And B) when extra time is requested, changes in the app often don’t take on the PC (must be repeated a few times).

  40. D Ag (Dag) dice:

    Cannot verify child . I follow all instructions. This app is getting buggy. Why do you make this so hard? Instead of easier, it is worse. Constant nonsense Continued issues and troubles with this app. Is Apple better? Maybe

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