Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:52 AM
She just notices one day that she can't access certain apps like Google Chrome because of Family settings. This is so frustrating. Why doesn't Microsoft allow people to completely opt out of Family without needing to create a local account?
Not that I don't agree with your frustration, but don't you have a lot of latitude over just what is controlled if you're "the parent/enforcer" in a Microsoft Family? You should be able to, for all practical intents and purposes, take all restrictions off even if the Family relationship still exists.
There is a lot of discussion about techniques for leaving Family: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=leaving+Microsoft+Family&t=hg&atb=v91-1&ia=web
. . . most of it on Microsoft forums.
See specifically: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027707/microsoft-account-remove-members-from-family and if you're the parent then remove all children and remove yourself afterward. If you need to re-establish family for other accounts then I guess you'll have to go through the setup again.
Edited by britechguy, 16 May 2018 - 09:59 AM.
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