Applies to: Premium Members
Child's device: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, 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 having to ask a Parent to approve the request. The cyber safety settings adjust to match the age group of the person borrowing the Device.
Borrowing a Phone or Tablet
In the Child's iOS or Android Device:
- In the Connect App, tap Borrow this device
- Tap on your name
- Tap Enter PIN
- Enter your 4-digit PIN
- You will see the
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. For shorter periods of time, we recommend a Parent Temporarily Turns Off Filtering with a convenient timer.
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:
- 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)
- Click REQUEST A CHANGE
- Click BORROW THIS DEVICE
- Click in the names and select your name
- Type in your 4-digit PIN
- Click BORROW
- 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.