Feb 22 2020 04:52 PM
Feb 22 2020 04:52 PM
I have a phone running Microsoft Launcher for a kid using Microsoft Family Settings.
If I turn on the App and game limits in the Family Settings and on the phone try to start the Task List / Show Recent Apps menu (left-most button on the phone) the Show Recent Apps loads and then immediately the Launch shows a screen:
Blocked by family settings
The settings associated with your family account prevents you from accessing this page or changing this settings.
with one button Got it.
It does not matter if I set any App and Games Limits, just being turned on blocks that page.
Why is that page blocked? Can the page be made to show and let me close apps or switch between apps even with the App and Games Limits turned on?
Feb 24 2020 02:10 AM
Hi, thanks for your feedback! Could you please tell us your launcher version and android version? A screenshot of the block prompt will be appreciated!
Feb 24 2020 03:54 AM
Feb 26 2020 11:33 AM
@CorneliuT Hello - I am the product manager for Family safety on Launcher. The behavior you are seeing is by design right now. We intentionally disable the task list on Xiaomi phones because kids can kill Launcher from their task list and can get rid of family safety controls through Launcher. I'm happy to get your feedback on this behavior so far. We will consider changing this in the future releases.
May 16 2020 09:37 AM
May 29 2020 07:56 AM
I have the same error and as HFamilyDas I will uninstall MS Launcher on my sons Redmi 8 phone.
May 29 2020 09:17 AM
Jun 04 2020 11:16 PM
Jun 14 2020 07:29 AM
Same behaviour Redmi Note 9 pro, disabling task switcher is annoying, my both kids are crying after I installed Launcher for parental control.
I had been using Family link on Android phones, now that Kids are attending online classes on Windows 10, I wanted to use family features for screen limits and app/games limits along Launcher on Android phone. Do you have date by when this would be fixed or any uservoice site for this.
Jul 07 2020 04:50 AM
Hello @Anusha_Bhatnagar , my daughter has a RedMi Note 5 and also has this issue ... she can't enter the task list to kill the opened applications, preventing to release memory from the phone (MIUI 11.0.3, last version of Microsoft Launcher). Can you please update on that phone as well what are the plans ? (I began to set this up couple of days ago only).
Also a question ... the she can launch the Microsoft launcher from on the phone, ... the authorizations were set from there at the setup, can you please confirm she can not cancel those authorisations to cancel the "parental control" through the Microsoft Launcher app ?
Many thanks for the good work !
Jul 07 2020 10:24 AM
@cdelecole We are fixing the experience for task switcher being blocked when parental controls are nabled on the device. You should receive a fix in the next few updates.
Some permissions on the device may be revoked by the kid(although it's not easy to do so :)) . However, you would see that the device status has changed on your(parent's) Launcher family card if the kid's device is missing any permission or is not properly set up.
Also, if your daughter is above statuary legal age(age 14 for United states), she has the right to disable any parental controls by going into accounts.microsoft.com.
Jul 07 2020 11:36 AM
@Anusha_Bhatnagar - thanks a lot ... I am located in Belgium, so for sure the legal age for letting ly daughter doing whatever she wants on the internet is bigger than 14 years old ... but anyway, I won't let my childrens alone on internet doing whatever they want I can't "monitor" ... anyway ...
Something else is concerning an app I saw which was existing called something like "Microsoft Safety Family" to monitor the members of the family, but I can't find it on the App Store ... I have filled in a kind of survey but I haven't got any feedback ...
Many thanks !
Jul 10 2020 07:43 AM
@cdelecole You can find Microsoft Family Safety here in Preview : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.familysafety&hl=en_US
Jul 10 2020 09:15 AM
Jul 10 2020 09:42 AM
@davidrozen preview is a survey we need to fill in then no feedback anymore.
Link to the App Store is not working ...
Jul 28 2020 12:54 PM
Jul 28 2020 02:29 PM
@IlzeP hi , Are you using the beta version of Launcher and still seeing this? We have fixed this issue in the recent beta builds and will be rolled out to prod soon.