1. Nokialover2016's Avatar
    My daughter has Lumia 640 with Windows Mobile 10 installed, version 10.0.14393.221 (Insider, Release Preview). I want to limit her screen time on her phone, so I wanted to use Family option in Microsoft Account. I created new MS account for her and registered phone to her account. Then I add her as family to my MS account.
    Then in family settings, I set allowable screen time as such:
    ce69b2bb-8330-41ab-afad-0d706a57f5da.png

    If I understand logic behind this correctly, I set, for example for Sunday, allowable screen time to 2 hours between 7AM and 10PM.
    When I get report for her activity, it is quite evident that limits do not work.
    ce69b2bb-8330-41ab-afad-0d706a57f5db.png

    Any ideas, what am I doing wrong?
    Is screen time limiting suported on phones at all?
    I already posted this on MS Community, but got no answer.

    Thanks.
    Tomaz
    10-04-2016 12:45 AM
  2. v_emman's Avatar
    I am not sure, but I don't know if screen time limit is working on phones. A phone is an always-on device, and one that we depend on for communication and emergency. How can you limit screen time on it?
    10-04-2016 02:09 AM
  3. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    My daughter has Lumia 640 with Windows Mobile 10 installed, version 10.0.14393.221 (Insider, Release Preview). I want to limit her screen time on her phone, so I wanted to use Family option in Microsoft Account. I created new MS account for her and registered phone to her account. Then I add her as family to my MS account.
    Then in family settings, I set allowable screen time as such:
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    If I understand logic behind this correctly, I set, for example for Sunday, allowable screen time to 2 hours between 7AM and 10PM.
    When I get report for her activity, it is quite evident that limits do not work.
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    Any ideas, what am I doing wrong?
    Is screen time limiting suported on phones at all?
    I already posted this on MS Community, but got no answer.

    Thanks.
    Tomaz
    Check in Settings -> Background if that app is always allowed
    10-04-2016 02:29 AM
  4. StarLord0890's Avatar
    Wow that's a weird feature. Microsoft 🙄

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    10-04-2016 02:45 AM
  5. vezycash's Avatar
    I searched for ya. Screen limits does not apply to WP.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-a2da7131e253

    It's eerie, the person who asked the question has a daughter who uses a lumia 640. I'm surprised she hates iPhones. WP is supposed to be for old people right?
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    10-06-2016 12:53 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I searched for ya. Screen limits does not apply to WP.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-a2da7131e253

    It's eerie, the person who asked the question has a daughter who uses a lumia 640. I'm surprised she hates iPhones. WP is supposed to be for old people right?
    can also be for the young and fashionable
    10-06-2016 03:39 AM
  7. Nokialover2016's Avatar
    I searched for ya. Screen limits does not apply to WP.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-a2da7131e253
    It's eerie, the person who asked the question has a daughter who uses a lumia 640. I'm surprised she hates iPhones. WP is supposed to be for old people right?
    Hi,
    thanks for answer. I found that too after I asked question here.
    Disappointed. It's no problem to limit screen time on PC, plenty of SW for that, but nothing for WP, it seems. And phone usage is much harder to control than PC usage.
    BTW, she doesn't hate apples, but my wallet does .
    In fact, she's quite satisfied with 640 and WP, really easy to use and she got quite good phone for bargain.
    But, I had high hopes for family features, like one in the subject. Common sense implementation would be to limit app and internet usage, but allow normal calls and SMS. So, no problems with emergencies. But, WP going in "enterprise only" direction, it would never be implemented.
    10-07-2016 01:02 AM
  8. vezycash's Avatar
    Common sense implementation would be to limit app and internet usage, but allow normal calls and SMS. So, no problems with emergencies. But, WP going in "enterprise only" direction, it would never be implemented.
    These days, common sense is too too much to ask of MS.
    10-07-2016 02:44 PM

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