Use Connect with a PIN to Borrow a Device

Applies to: Premium Members 

Child's device: Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Chromebook

Article type: Optional steps

Borrow a Device With a PIN

Parents set up PINs to allow Family Members to share Devices more easily. Kids use their PIN to borrow a Device for 1 hour without asking a Parent to approve the request. The cyber safety settings adjust to match the person's age group borrowing the Device.

Borrowing a Phone or Tablet

In the Child's iOS or Android Device:

  1. In the Connect App, tap Borrow this device 
  2. Tap on your name 
  3. Tap Enter PIN 
  4. Enter your 4-digit PIN 
  5. You will see the
    Borrower's name
    Time the borrow ends
    Routine (Play, Study, School or Sleep access)

Are you borrowing the device to turn off the filtering?

A Parent can borrow a phone or tablet to turn off the filtering until midnight. We recommend a Parent Temporarily Turns Off Filtering with a timer for shorter periods.


Borrowing a Computer

Use these steps when Connect has been installed on a Windows, Mac or Chromebook computer. Laptops will send data identifying the current user and a request to borrow from Connect. 

On a Windows, Mac or Chromebook:

  1. Click on the Family Zone Connect icon
    Chrome - top-right in the Extensions area
    Mac - top-right in the Menu Bar
    Windows - in the Taskbar (shown here)
  4. Click in the names and select your name
  5. Type in your 4-digit PIN 
  6. Click BORROW 
  7. A Borrow successful message is displayed
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Turn Filtering Off

Borrowing a computer as a Parent turns off the filtering until midnight. A Parent can turn the filtering back on before midnight by Ending the Borrow Request.