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Time Limits is a powerful feature that allows you to control how much time your family members spend. You can limit by day, Platform, or by a particular Category of website. Your daily Time Limit will always be the maximum time allotted online even if Platforms and Categories are set for a longer total time. You can even designate a Weekend Time Limit that differs from the Weekday Time Limits.
Setting Time Limits
- Open the profile of the family member you would like to set time limits for.
- Tap on Time Limits.
- Tap the toggle to enable Time Limits. The Daily Time Limit option and platforms/categories will appear.
- Scroll down to find the Platform or Category you'd like to adjust time limits for.
- Tap a Platform or Category to change its limits.
- Scroll up or down on the time dial to change the limit.
- Make sure to hit Save in the top-right corner when you are finished.
Adding Weekend Time Limits
- On the Time Limits page for the appropriate family member, tap Add Weekend, right underneath the Enable toggle.
- A page will upon, allowing you to choose which days your Weekend Time Limits will be set for. A highlighted day means the Time Limit will apply then.
- Tap a day to turn it on or off.
- A prompt will appear, asking if you want to apply the current Time Limits set to the weekend. Tapping Yes will copy your Weekday Time Limits as a baseline for your Weekend Time Limits; saying No will initially leave your Weekend Time Limits blank.
- You'll now see a separate tab for Weekdays and Weekend. You can edit the Time Limits separately for both.
Changing or Removing Weekend Days
- After setting up weekend days for the first time, you should see text underneath the "Weekdays" and "Weekend" tabs in your Time Limits. Tap "Edit Weekend Days".
- Tap the days to turn them on or off. You can turn off Weekend Time Limits by tapping each day off.
- Tap Done after making your changes; you'll be prompted to remove your Weekend Time Limits if you deselected every day.
Turning off Time Limits
- Tap the Time Limits toggle in the upper right-hand corner.
- Tap Save.
- You can reenable Time Limits by tapping the toggle again.