How to set time and usage limitations?

Access times

This page contains settings that enable you to limit or monitor the time a user can spend on a device or on the Internet. You can select the time blocks to restrict and/or set total a time allowance per day. Five minutes before time is up, Family Protection will show a notification on Windows and Mac computers, if the user is not doing any activity in full screen.

 

Setting a time schedule for internet and/or computer use

This option allows you to limit the user from accessing the device/Internet during certain time or days.

- Go to Rules > Time Usage Limits. The following page is displayed.

 

 

- In the Usage Schedule section, toggle the Enable schedule option to Yes.

- Select/deselect the time blocks to restrict/allow access.

- Allowed hours

 - Restricted hours

 

Set a time limit per day of Internet and/or computer use

This option enables you to set daily limits for the user to access the device or Internet.

- Go to Rules > Time Usage Limits.

- In the Time allowance section, toggle the Weekday allowance and Weekend allowance to Yes.

You can select the number of hours per day by clicking the up and down arrows.

Time’s up email alerts

This option enables to receive notifications when the time limit is reached.

- Go to Rules > Time Usage Limits.

- In the Device lock type section, toggle the Alert me option to Yes.

This sends notifications to the account admin when the time limit is reached.

Set different time limits for each device

This option enables you to set time limits for each device to be used.

- Go to Rules > Time Usage Limits.

- Toggle the Enable per device time limits option to Yes. This enables you to monitor and set time limits for each device.

You can now click the required device tab to set specific time limits.

 

App controls

This option enables you to restrict users from accessing certain applications or to set time limits for each application.

 

Allow/block an application

- Go to Rules > Application Rules. The following page is displayed:

 

- In the Application Controls section, toggle the Enable application controls option to Yes. This displays the list of applications that are being accessed by the user. Please note that applications will only appear once they’ve been used at least once by the user.

- To block an application, toggle the Allow application option of the corresponding application to No.

 

 

- To allow a blocked application, toggle the Allow application option of the blocked application to Yes.

 

Setting a time limit for each app

- Go to Rules > Application Rules.

- In the Application Controls section, toggle the Enable application controls option to Yes. The list of applications that have been used at least once on the device is displayed.

- Move the cursor over the   icon. A dropdown is displayed.

- Click the Set a time limit for this app dropdown list.

 

- Click the click to set time limit link corresponding to the day. A field to enter the time limit is displayed.

 

Set the number of hours by clicking the  the  buttons.

Click Close. This activates the time limit for the application.

 

 

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