Spending a lot of time before a computer screen is harmful to both adults and kids. The harmful rays emitting from the screen is not only unhealthy for eyes, but it can also have an adverse effect on your mental health.
For adults limiting the screen time would provide them with the opportunity to have a break and enhance their work productivity. When it comes to children, it is essential to put a time limit on their system use, so that they don’t get used to it.
Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with options to set the time limit for all the users who are using a particular device.
In this guide, we would discuss the two ways to set the screen time limit on Windows 10 users.
Create a Child Account
For restricting your children’s computer usage, instead of allowing them to use the system on your account, create their own account, gain parental controls, and put time restrictions. For that, follow these simple steps:
- Reach Accounts Settings
Go to Windows Settings->Accounts.
- On the left pane, click on Family & other users.
- Create Child Account
Follow the on-screen instructions and create a child account.
- Manage family settings online
After the new account is created, again head to Family & other users, and click on Manage family settings online.
- Screen Time Option on Microsoft Family Safety
You would be redirected to the Microsoft Family Safety page. Under the profile name, click on the Screen time option.
- Default Settings
Scroll down, and you would see the default settings of the time limit.
- Set Time Limit
Click on any day and set the time limit.
That’s it the time limit is set.
Set Time Limit using Command Prompt
The second method to set the screen time limit is by using the Command Prompt.
1. Open Command Prompt as administrator
2. On Command-line window type the following command
net user username /times:M-F,10:00-22:00;Sa-Su,09:00-23:00
Replace username with the username for which you want to restrict the screen time.
This command would set the time limit for Monday to Friday as 10 AM to 10 PM and for Saturday-Sunday as 9 AM to 11 PM.
3. You can also set the time limit for a particular day, for example, for Monday, here Peter Baltazar is restricted to use the system from 7 AM to 7 PM.
4. If you want to remove the restrictions type this command
net user username /times:all.
These are the two ways how you can set a screen time limit for the Windows 10 users. You can easily restrict and keep track of your children’s computer usage. Apart from that, you can set the screen limit for yourself to take a pause and maintain your health. If you are running an organization, you can use this to test your worker’s efficiency to perform a given task in a particular period.
Set Screen Time Limit FAQs
YES, you can set the time limits on Windows 10 by following any of the two methods explained in this guide.
You can limit your PC game time by setting the screen time limit on your Windows 10 system. By following the methods on this guide, you can easily do that.
To restrict the screen time for kids, create their own user account on Windows 10 and put restrictions on the account using parental control.
Peter is an Electrical Engineer whose primary interest is tinkering with his computer. He is passionate about Windows 10 Platform and enjoys writing tips and tutorials about it.