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How to schedule a pause using the Parental Controls feature

The Parental Controls feature lets you create a schedule to block internet access for a device at a certain time and day.  You can also create multiple schedules for a device.  There are no limitations.  To do this, follow the instructions below:
 
Step 1:
Go to the Parental Controls section of your Linksys app.  If you haven’t set up Parental Controls on any devices, tap Control a Device
 
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If you already have Parental Controls on one or more devices, select one of them from the list or tap Add a device to select a new device.
 
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Step 2:
Select a device from the list.

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Step 3:
Select Schedule a Pause.

 
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Step 4:
Select which days and times you want to block internet access then tap Save.
 
NOTE:  Make sure the router time at the bottom of the screen is correct, otherwise tap Edit.

 
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After performing the steps above, you should see an orange bar showing Internet pauses at xxx, where xxx is the time you set.
 
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To Edit a schedule:
 
Step 1:
Tap on the device from the Parental Controls list.

Step 2:
Select Schedule a Pause.
 
Step 3:
Select the schedule you want to edit (if more than one schedule appears) and make your changes then tap Save.
 
NOTE:  You can also add another schedule for the same device.
 
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Once you are in edit mode, you have the option to select a previous schedule, edit the existing schedule or delete a schedule.  Make sure to tap Save to apply changes.
 
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When a scheduled pause is in effect:
 
Paused devices will appear in the Parental Controls list and dashboard as shown below (e.g. Hector’s Mac).
 
If a device is paused because of a schedule, the time display will show the time the schedule ends.  For example, the pictures below show Paused until 6:00 am in red which means this device will not have internet access until 6:00 am.
  • Click on the pause button to pause the schedule (this will allow internet access to the client)
  • To resume the schedule, just tap the play button
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If a scheduled pause is not yet in effect, the time display shows the time the schedule begins.  In the example below, the internet connection on Hector’s Mac will be paused at 8:00 pm.

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In the example below, the iPad has a future set schedule and will display the day and time for the next scheduled time.
 
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Related Article:

How to pause internet access using the Parental Controls feature
Parent guide to Parental Controls with Linksys Shield

Related Videos:

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How to use the Block by Category feature in Linksys Shield (VIDEO)

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