Learn how to allow or block Microsoft Family Safety members from signing into Windows 11

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The article guides on using Microsoft Family Safety tool on Windows 11 to monitor and manage online activities. Parents can allow or block Family Safety member accounts access to their device by altering settings in the Family settings page. Detailed steps for both allowing and blocking accounts are provided. Regular monitoring of online behaviour through…

This article explains allowing or blocking Microsoft Family Safety members from signing into a Windows 11 device.

Microsoft Family Safety is a tool designed to help families create a safe and secure online environment. It enables parents to monitor and manage their children’s online activities, set appropriate restrictions and permissions, and receive regular reports on their online behavior.

After you create a Microsoft Family Safety member account, you can allow that account to sign into a Windows device. You can do that if you are signed in to Windows 11 with a Microsoft account as an administrator. You must also organize in the Microsoft Family Safety group to allow or block other members.

When the account sign for the first time, a user profile folder will be created for their account in the “C:\Users” folder. The devices the family member signs into will be listed and monitored from the dashboard online.

Allow a Microsoft Family Safety member to sign into Windows

As mentioned above, once a family member is added to the Microsoft Family Safety group, the user can be allowed or blocked from signing into a Windows device.

Here’s how to allow the account.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Accounts button on the left.

Windows 11 Account tile in the Settings app

Select the Family tile under ‘Accounts‘ on the right to expand it.

Windows 11 Accounts Family tile in the Settings app

Select and expand the ‘family member’ added to the Microsoft Family Safety group on the Account -> Family settings page.

Then click the “Allow sign in” button.

Windows 11 Accounts allow sign in

When prompted, click ‘Allow‘ to allow the member to sign into the device.

Windows 11 Accounts allow sign in allow

Once the member account is added, you can change the account type.

Block a Microsoft Family Safety member from signing into Windows

If you previously added a family safety member and want to block the account from logging into a Windows device, use the steps below.

First, return to the Family settings page in the Settings app as described above. Then, expand the account and click the ‘Block sign in‘ button.

Windows 11 Accounts allow sign in block

Confirm to block the account and exit.

That should do it!

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