Microsoft removes Kids Corner from Windows 10 Mobile with new Insiders Preview Build

Microsoft removes Kids Corner from Windows 10 Mobile with new Insiders Preview Build
Kids Corner on Windows Phone was a great way to distract the kiddies. By allowing them to use your phone to play games, watch videos, listen to music and use apps that you have vetted in advance,  you were able to go on with your business. And the best part of the feature was that it prevented your offspring from accidentally dialing your boss and calling him 'a dooty-head.' It also prevented Junior from deleting the Henderson contract by accident (no matter where you work, there is always a Henderson contract), and installing a ton of paid apps.

But you might have to learn to actually interact with your children after installing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14367. This build removes Kids Corner from Windows 10 Mobile. This update is coming to insiders subscribed to the fast ring. These insiders get first crack at a new build, but at the risk of receiving buggy software that still needs to be worked on.

Among the long list of of changes coming to Windows 10 Mobile with this new build, is the removal of Kids Corner. Microsoft says that its usage was too low to justify wasting time and money to continue supporting and developing the feature. While not a replacement, Microsoft suggests using Apps Corner to mollify the kiddies. Go to Settings > Accounts > Apps Corner. This feature shares some functionality with Kids Corner. The phone's owner can limit the apps available for others to use, and customize a Start screen for users.

You can check out all of the new changes being made to your Windows 10 Mobile handset with this new Insider Preview Build by clicking on the sourcelink.



source: Microsoft

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17 Comments

1. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

In the next Windows insider update, Microsoft replaces Windows with Android.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't want that and neither should you. Aren't you Android users a little too happy with your current market share. I mean, all of that, and OEMs make pennies on the dollar. Windows Phone has potential, and I hope they don't ruin it by sticking Android on top of it. It's not like they'd make money either way.

4. IAmBackJustToComment unregistered

He was clearly joking. But from the looks of it, Tizen has a better shot than Windows mobile.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I do agree that Tizen has a better shot if Samsung went all in and dump Android. Samsung fanboy will be even more devoted than Apple fanboy. They can buy Samsung's vacuum cleaner to oven to disc washer to television to air-con to all sorts of gadgets. Well, Samsung big pipe dream.

16. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

If you yourself started an OS, you would have a better shot than MS

7. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Yes !! Soon they will release android for desktop !! With Office software stack !! Microsoft products are deteriorated day by day (talking with reference of windows and windows phone.) I really don't know how they are earning business by publishing mediocre software on android.

11. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

check distrowatch.com. there is already android boot iso. Works, I tried it.

15. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

google will rip soon becoz you tube loosing money day by day

13. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The "too little" usage is an excuse. Given the market share of windows phone, that number will no doubt be smart. Now if it had the user base of android that amount would be much larger. The removal of many unique mobile features is to make windows 10 mobile as close to the desktop variant so that extra work does not have to be done for posting features. This way you update the desktop, you're updating the mobile as well without too much extra work. They could simply enhance Apps Corner and provide the same functionality on Desktop. Especially useful on 2-in-1's where you just quickly want to let your kid play with it and no need to have all these accounts you have to manage.

14. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

what is android its ur mother changing husband everyday

3. IAmBackJustToComment unregistered

Instead of releasing all these Insider Preview Builds and WP10, they should have just kept that s**t under wraps and waited a year or two for people to forget about Windows 8 Mobile, and released a Surface phone simultaneously with the Surface 5, introduced Continuum, in a huge event and advertised the crap out of it.

5. IAmBackJustToComment unregistered

They probably could have waited on Windows 10 itself as well, since most people preferred and prefer 7 still.

6. crusher

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Stupid Microsoft wont change, they made people hub a joke and now child corner which I use a lot

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You know what else has been stupidly removed from Windows 10? Local Family Accounts! Microsoft is now desperate to know everything about your family and kids before you can add them as a user of the Windows 10 PC! Just an out right asinine move. Windows 8.1.1 offered a seamless and straight-forward way for adding restricted kids account without needing a privacy-invading Microsoft account. Now, that's all gone in Windows 10...f*ck you Microsoft, not gonna be telling you about every relative using my PC.

10. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Doesn't bother me, my Lumia 1020 is sitting in my desk drawer unaware of what it wants to do with its life.

12. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i wish my 1020 still works... its logic board failed... i missed it...

17. Ali.M

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 23, 2013

(Xbox One controller support in Continuum for Phones. search on youtube to see the video) this for all android fun just imagine when windows 10 mobile have UWP like fifa and need for speed

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