How to set up Family Time on a TP-Link Router or Deco

Configuration Guide
Updated 04-04-2024 22:34:19 PM 44700
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Family time allows you to enjoy a nice dinner or share a fun movie together with your family together by pausing the Internet with a single tap. Family Time is for HomeShield Subscription Service users only.

Before you start:

  • You should have a TP-Link HomeShield router and have an iOS device running iOS 9 or later, or an Android device running Android 4.2 or later.
  • You will need to have downloaded and installed the TP-Link Tether app/TP-Link Deco app on your device.

Follow the steps below to set up this feature:

Note: In this article, the Deco app is used as an example to illustrate the configuration.

1. Open the Deco app. Swipe right to open the menu and select HomeShield.

2. Select a desired network to apply Advanced Parental Controls.


3. Open the Deco app. Go to the Parental Controls tab, select +, and tap Set up Family Time. Then tap Set Up Now.


4. Add the devices of the family member to which you want to restrict Internet access. Then, assign the duration for which you want to have your family together without internet distractions.


5. Tap Start anytime you want to activate the Family Time feature. Tap Stop when Family Time has finished.



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