Families are all about sharing. We understand that you may want your smartphone to work differently when your child uses it than when you do. Or maybe you have a family computer that everyone can use throughout the day. When it comes to shared devices in your home, here are a few ideas for setting things up with Circle.
Assign the device to the youngest family member’s Profile
Doing this ensures that no matter who is using the device, you feel comfortable with the kind of content that can be accessed by that device. You may need to make adjustments when someone else is using that device to allow them to access content.
Assign the device to the most frequent user’s Profile
This will alleviate that need to make adjustments as often for more or less mature family members.
Create a Profile specifically for that device
For a TV or gaming console (or any device), you may want to set specific limits that are unique to just that device.
To do this, tap the Menu button on the home screen, and select Add Profile. Name this profile something related to the device, and proceed through adding the proper settings as if it were a family member.
Swap the Profile when you change who is using the device
As part of the act of giving a child a phone to play a few games on, you may want to quickly use the Circle app to change the family member Profile for that phone. You can reference this help article for guidance: Assign a device to a new family member profile