Browsers and Mail How to Turn On or Off Ask Age Range before Starting Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a Microsoft Family child account or profile.

When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode.

You don't have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.

The first time you start Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, you are asked to choose an appropriate age range. After the first time, you are no longer asked to choose an age range, but you can change the age range to always use for Kids Mode by default in edge://settings/family.

See also: Learn more about Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.

Currently, Kids Mode is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS.


EXAMPLE: "Choose the appropriate age range" dialog when starting Kids Mode
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Here's How:

1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots). (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Family on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode for what you want on the right side under the Kids Mode section.

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


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4 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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