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).
Onboarding pre-sets: We’ve simplified setup steps during onboarding, so you when you add a child account from the app, setup is easier and based on their age.
Drive safety & location sharing easy access: We’ve provided an easier way to tap into drive safety alongside location sharing in the map view, in addition to getting insights at a glance.
Drive time ETA: Now you can easily get the estimated time of arrival for family members by tapping them on the map!
Allow domains in content filters: You can now approve a website domain in addition to an individual webpage for your child, making it easier to approve website requests the way you want to.
Autosave content filtering settings: Changes to content filtering settings will be saved automatically to save you time – no need to tap on Save.
Web content filters & search features are only available on Microsoft Edge. We’ve added messaging throughout the app to clarify that web filtering, web activity & web search features are only available on the Microsoft Edge browser, and to explain how you can manage other browsers.
Feel free to send us any comments or questions by going to Settings > Help and feedback - we'd love to hear from you.
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- 123 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Microsoft 365 Family Monthly R134.99
- Microsoft 365 Family Annual R1,349.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.