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Turning off Norton Family client or app

You can temporarily turn off Norton Family client or app on your child’s device if you do not need to monitor Internet activity. To turn off Norton Family client, you must access your child’s computer. You can turn off Norton Family client for a specific time period or until the current logon expires. When you turn off Norton Family client or app, the Internet activity on your child’s device is not recorded and monitored. Norton Family client or app is turned on automatically when the next user logs on or when the device is restarted.

If you share a common device and a user account with your children, you can turn off Norton Family client or app when you use the device. This enables you to use the device freely without any house rules. When you are finished, you should turn on Norton Family client or app so that your child’s online activities can be monitored.


To turn off Norton Family client on Windows

  1. Log on to the child’s computer.
  2. In the notification area, at far right of the taskbar, click the Norton Family client icon.
  3. Click Disable Norton Family.
  4. In the window that appears, type your Norton Family credentials.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click Until the next login or restart.
    • Click Until and choose a time period.
  6. Click OK.
    A message notifies you that Norton Family client is turned off.


To turn off Norton Family client on Mac

  1. Log on to the child’s computer.
  2. In the menu bar, click the Norton Family icon. It is denoted by a dog paw.
  3. Click Disable Norton Family client.
  4. In the Turn Off Norton Family dialog box, in the Parent password box, type the password that you used when you created your Norton Family account.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click Until the next login or restart.
    • Click Until and choose a time period.
  6. Click OK.


To turn off Norton Family app on Android

  1. Logon to Norton Family app in Parent mode.
  2. In the Parent Mode window, under your profile name, tap My Settings. You can also tap parent icon on left top of the window and then tap Settings.
  3. Under Norton Family, tap When switching modes, and do one of the following:
    • Tap Don’t pause to keep Norton Family running even when you switch modes.
    • Tap 15 minutes or 1 hour to turn off Norton Family for the specified duration.
    • Tap Until I switch back to turn off Norton Family until you switch back to Child mode.


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