Configure Parental Controls

Find out how to set up parental controls on a Windows computer, iOS device or Android device.

You can change Browsing Protection settings and Time Limits right in the Frontier Multi-Device Security™ app. Change the settings by choosing a user's profile and clicking Settings.

Each account can have its own settings. For example, you can turn on Content Filtering just for your kids to prevent them from seeing unsuitable web content.

Note: The Parental Controls feature is not available on a Mac.

Set Up Parental Controls on a Windows Computer

  1. Launch Frontier Multi-Device Security from the Windows User Account where you want to add parental controls.
  2. Click Parental Controls on the left-hand menu, then click Turn On (if it's not enabled already).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. To filter content, click Content Blocker on the left-hand menu and click the top right corner toggle switch so it shows green. Click the checkbox for content to be blocked.
  5. To turn on the Search Result Filter, click Search Result Filter on left-hand menu and click the top right corner toggle switch so it shows green.
  6. To set up browsing time limits, click Time Limits on left-hand menu and click top right corner toggle switch so that it shows green. Adjust the amount of time this user may browse.
  7. Click OK to close the Settings window.

Set Up Parental Controls on an iOS Device

  1. Open the Frontier Multi-Device Security App and select the menu in top left corner.
  2. Tap Parental Control near the bottom of the menu.
  3. Slide the toggle to turn Parental Controls on.
  4. Select the controls or features to limit. Adjust browsing content or time limits. For browsing content, you'll see list of categories. If a box is checked, that content is allowed to be seen. When content is blocked, the user sees a warning.

Set Up Parental Controls on an Android Device

  1. Launch the Frontier Multi-Device Security app.
  2. Enter the Security Code if prompted. This keeps your children from making changes to their settings.
  3. Select Parental Controls from the menu.
  4. Slide the toggle to turn Parental Controls on.
  5. To limit time usage, slide the toggle next to Time Limits and set daily limits.
  6. To limit content, select Web Content and select the categories to allow.
  7. To limit access to apps, select Apps and choose only the permitted apps.

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