Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids

Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids
When Windows Phone 8 makes its debut in the coming weeks, among the many anticipated changes to the operating system is kid-safe mode called “Kid’s Corner.” The idea is simple, the owner of the device can select the amount and type of content that a kid may access on the device.

The app operates as a separate launcher and appears to be fully customizable. Parents (or guardians) can select individual apps, music and video that may be accessed by the kid they are about to hand the device to. It is accessed by swiping left from the lock screen and seems nearly as easy to leave as well, simply hit the power button.

Expect this feature to be available on all Windows Phone 8 devices.

source: The Verge via Engadget



1. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

WOW, great idea! MS is fighting hard, Their chance in the market is getting bigger and bigger.

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i think there are apps in the play store which can handle all of this, but nothing better than something which comes bundled within the OS itself.

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

what would happen if the kids accidentally hit the power button

5. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

Nothing really happens. The screen turns off, and when they turn it on again - the lockscreen is in place (as before) and they can swipe left to access their kids corner again. The power button is what ends the kids corner session (sort of a Home button), and if they long-press the button the phone will probable reboot (as phones do when long-pressing the power button) and end up with the lock screen/pin-login screen again.

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Ah that's great, The xbox 360 has something similar. Good to see these implementation.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This is a good move...GREAT actually.

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