Set up Kid's Corner

Kids love smartphones—but what if your child accidentally erases your phone or emails everyone in your address book while playing? No such worries with Kid's Corner, a place on your phone where your child can play with the games, apps, music, and videos you add there, but can't get to the rest of your stuff.

To set up Kid's Corner

  1. On Start Start button, swipe over to the App list, tap Settings Settings icon > Kid's Corner Kid's Corner icon, and then tap Next.

  2. To add content to Kid's Corner, tap Games, Music, Videos, or Apps, select the items you want to add, and then tap Done Done icon.

  3. When you're finished adding things, tap Next.

  4. If your phone doesn't already have a lock screen password, you'll have a chance to set one now and ensure that your child can't get to your Start screen from Kid's Corner. Tap Set password, type your password, and then tap Done.

  5. Tap Finish to leave setup and open Kid's Corner.


    • If your phone is set to lock itself automatically after a period of inactivity, you might sometimes need to enter your lock screen password before your child can open Kid's Corner.
    • If your child taps a web link from an app or game you've added to Kid's Corner, they'll be able to access that webpage in the browser and follow any links they find there. However, they won't be able to go to other webpages by typing a web address into the browser.
  6. You can go back and add or delete things from Kid's Corner at any time. Go to Settings > Kid's Corner, and make your changes. If you think you'll be changing Kid's Corner often, tap Pin Pin icon to pin it to Start.

To use Kid's Corner

Only you can add items to Kid's Corner, but kids can open and use it on their own. They can also change the name, accent color, and background picture.

  1. From the main lock screen, swipe over to the Kid's Corner lock screen.

  2. Swipe up to enter Kid's Corner. The Start screen works just like the main Start screen—you can resize the tiles and move them around.

  3. Tap Customize to choose a new name, lock screen picture, or accent color.

  4. To leave Kid's Corner, press the phone's power button. When you press it again, you'll be back at the main lock screen.


  • To turn Kid's Corner on and off, in the App list, tap Settings Settings icon > Kid's Corner.
  • By default, you can't make any Windows Phone Store purchases from Kid's Corner. However, if you set up a Wallet PIN on your phone, your child will be able to make in-app purchases (such as game points or levels) from Kid's Corner. You'll need to enter the PIN to complete each purchase. For more information, see Set up a Wallet PIN.

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