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  1. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    Thanks for this thread. I thought my phone has a problem when I noticed the Kids Corner was protected with the same password I use on my lock screen, but it turned out to be a flaw indeed. I hope Microsoft fixes that in their future updates. Kids Corner should have no password by default and independent from the main lock screen password.
    10-07-2013 01:17 PM
  2. gcyoung's Avatar
    It gets worse. My daughter, since you can't just enter Kid's Corner without a password, apparently entered so many password attempts that my phone is now disabled for the next 8605 minutes. I don't know how she managed this, but this is a major design flaw. Apparently the only way to get my phone usable again before the 143.4 hours (!) elapse is to do a hard reset, wiping my phone.

    Microsoft, please fix this.
    02-10-2014 07:39 PM
  3. Localhorst86's Avatar
    ok, even though the thread was already dead, here's my reply:

    Kids corner does not require a passcode. When Kids corner is enabled and you're on your regular lockscreen, just swipe left (or to the right depending on how you define it). You're now on your kids corner lockscreen. No matter what your passcode settings normaly are, you can just onlock the screen by swiping up. Congratulations, you're now in the kids corner.

    If you lock your phone again, you'll exit Kids corner. Pressing the lock/power button on your phone will now bring you to your REGULAR lockscreen (whether or not your lock timeout was even met, entering kids corner will always lock the regular section of your phone). Swiping up will ask you for your REGULAR passcode, swiping left will bring you to the kids corner again.

    About the 8605 Minutes lockscreen lock:

    after too many failed attempts the phone will block any unlock attempts for a while and will double that time for every further failed unlock attempt (first, 1 Minute then 2, then 4 etc.). You can not unlock the phone during this time. This is to prevent brute force attacks on the lockscreen.

    What you definatelly should not do when this happens is a soft reset. Because a soft reset will reset your phones clock to an earlier date and you will have to wait for the phone to reach the designated "unlock" time which can be days, weeks or even months ahead. That's probably what you (or someone else) did because locking your phone for 143.4 hours would take an equal amount of time.

    So all the things you mentioned are not design flaws but a misconception on your end of what the kids corner is. It's not a function to let your child go rampage on your phone, it's a tool to allow controlled access to certain apps for your child, fiance or affair.
    02-11-2014 06:47 AM
  4. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    wow, she hammered on the phone that long huh, I can see there being a specific lockout time, no long than 24 hours.

    And I have no misconception of kids corner. It's flawed. If I have a pin, my kids can't just get to kids corner to play where's my perry. If i'm driving this becomes an issue.
    I also can't have call tiles in there so they can call mom/grandma/911 incase I stroke out with them.
    02-11-2014 11:07 AM
  5. Localhorst86's Avatar
    If I have a pin, my kids can't just get to kids corner to play where's my perry.




    Why do people keep saying this? This is not true! If your screen is pinlocked, just swipe left and you'll be at the kids corner.


    I also can't have call tiles in there so they can call mom/grandma/911 incase I stroke out with them.
    I can see why MS chose to not include call options. That simply can cause costs. But I can see why one would want that, granted MS could have included it as an option (maybe with a warning dialogue when you pin a number to the kids corner. About calling 911: that's actually possible, although it requires 3 steps.


    1. When in the kids corner, press the power button to lock the screen.


    2. Press the power button again to unlock. You'll see your regular lock screen.


    3. Swipe up to bring up your pinlock. Press "Emergency"


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    02-11-2014 12:16 PM
  6. Myles Dugen's Avatar
    You are definitely wrong. Swipe right and i need the passcode.

    the passcode for main should be separate to kids corner.

    the implementation of kids corner is flawed. There is nothing else to say.
    06-04-2014 10:35 AM
  7. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Why do people keep saying this? This is not true! If your screen is pinlocked, just swipe left and you'll be at the kids corner.

    # No, no it does not. If you swipe to Kids Corner, it requests pin. If you pull up pin pad, you can't swipe

    I can see why MS chose to not include call options. That simply can cause costs. But I can see why one would want that, granted MS could have included it as an option (maybe with a warning dialogue when you pin a number to the kids corner. About calling 911: that's actually possible, although it requires 3 steps.


    1. When in the kids corner, press the power button to lock the screen.


    2. Press the power button again to unlock. You'll see your regular lock screen.


    3. Swipe up to bring up your pinlock. Press "Emergency"

    # Daddies hurt, let me see if I can remember a bunch of crap, or I can click on mommy's picture, or the ambulance picture. Come on, you can swipe to bring up emergency, then you have to dial 911 and press call, it stupid and useless.

    There is also not an option to turn off purchases when games are launched from kids corner. Seriously, they need to regulate these in app purchases, it's just a scam at this point.
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    06-06-2014 11:25 AM
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