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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 a little safer while giving your kids independence.

Create a safe space for your kids to explore online. Set healthy boundaries to block inappropriate content and set browsing to kid-friendly websites using Microsoft Edge on Windows, Xbox, and Android. Get notified when your kids want to download a more mature app or game from the Microsoft Store with age limits, keeping you in the know and helping to avoid surprises.

Develop healthy digital habits and provide transparency into your family's activities. View your kids’ weekly activity to help start a conversation about online activity. Set device limits across Xbox and Windows. Or if your kids will be on devices longer for things like online learning, set time limits on specific apps or games on Xbox, Windows, or Android.

Stay connected offline with location sharing. Use the family tracker to stay informed on where your family is and share your location. Plus, save frequently visited places like work and school.

Plus, 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:

Screen time – Develop healthy digital habits
• Set screen time app and game limits on Xbox, Windows, Android
• Set device time limits on Xbox and Windows
• View activity summary of screen time and online usage
• Get notifications if a user requests more time

Content filters – Explore safely with content filters
• Set web and search content filters using Microsoft Edge
• Block inappropriate apps and games

Family location tracker - Locate your loved ones
• GPS location sharing to locate your family
• Track locations and save frequently visited locations
• Location alerts when someone arrives or departs a location (premium benefit)

Driving reports - Build better habits behind the wheel
• Driving reports to see top speed, hard breaking, acceleration, phone usage (premium benefit)
• Drive history to see driving events along route (premium benefit)

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.

Subscription & Privacy Disclaimer

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 free and available to download with the app. Location tracking and driving safety require location permissions be active; driving safety is only available in the US, UK, AUS, CA.

Monthly Microsoft 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings.

Microsoft Family Safety is subject to the privacy terms (see aka.ms/privacy).

What’s New

Version 1.5.0

This update includes performance improvements and bug fixes to make Microsoft Family Safety better for you.

Feel free to send us any comments or questions by going to Settings > Help & Feedback – we’d love to hear from you.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

yenca615 ,

Works well but...

This app works well for ease of adjusting the parental controls. However, the fact that anyone can open the app if they have my device without entering a pin of some sort to make the adjustments is frustrating. Especially when children are able to adjust their own time because there is no backup when the app opens. This app would receive 5 stars for being more complete. Even other devices require the account password or other pin to even open the app. I hate having to log out in order to keep my crafty kids from accessing their settings.

ShawnZzzzzzzz ,

Website is still better

I was hoping to see and respond to requests from my kids quickly and easily using an iOS app. Unfortunately it’s not helpful yet. The problem is that when you get a request you can only unblock the app completely. On the website, you get an option to give access for a specific number of minutes or hours. If I’m goi to unblock all the apps, why bother using Family Security at all? Also an issue is that when the notification pops up and you tap on it, it opens the app but doesn’t show the newest request.

Once again, it’s clear Microsoft doesn’t use the products they make. I discovered this issue the first time I used the app. I used to be a big Microsoft fan, but they have gone downhill in the last couple of years. I’ve slowly started moving to all Apple products, but my kids need these machines for schooling.

1001WordsPhoto ,

Limited Controls

This app really only appears to be good for allowing parents to give their child more time on their devices. But even this function is very limited. On the website, you can allow eight hours, while on the app, only up to three.

My main complaint is that there is no audio alert to a request from my kids. I get a visible banner, but unless I look at my phone, I have no idea they asked for more time. My boys have started sending the request, and then sending me a text message so my phone rings and I look. Why is there no audio alert?

App Privacy

The developer, Microsoft Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Microsoft Corporation
128.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Burmese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
In-App Purchases
  1. Microsoft 365 Monthly $9.99
  2. Microsoft 365 Annual $99.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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