Lock Programs by Time with X1 Parental Controls

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Time Locks allow you to set parental controls to lock all programming viewing between certain hours on certain days. For example, you can lock your XFINITY X1 TV box from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM, from Monday through Friday. This article provides details on how to set up and manage parental control Time Locks with X1.

In order to turn Time Locks on or off, you must first set up a Locks PIN. For details on setting up a Locks PIN, see Set Up Your Locks PIN and Turn Parental Controls On and Off for X1.

Turn Time Locks On and Off

  1. Press the xfinity button on your remote control.
  2. Using the right arrow button on the remote, highlight Settings. Press the OK button.
    X1: Selecting Settings from the Main Menu.
     
  3. Use the down arrow button to highlight Parental Controls. Press OK.
    The Device Settings screen with the Parental Controls option highlighted. This option reads: "Parental Controls: Limit access to certain features and restrict viewing based on ratings, networks, and more."
     
  4. If you have already set up a Parental Controls PIN, you will be prompted to enter your four-digit Locks PIN.  Use the number buttons on the remote to enter your Locks PIN.
    Enter Your Parental Control PIN screen.  The Enter PIN field is directly beneath the banner.
     
  5. Use the down arrow button to highlight Day and Time Locks. Press OK.
    Parental Controls screen with Day and Time Locks option highlighted and set to "None" (no locks).
     
  6. Starts is already highlighted.  Press OK to begin setting the start time for the lock. 
    Day and Time Locks screen with Starts already highlighted and set to the default time of 8:00a.
     
  7. Use the arrow buttons to set the start time:
    • Arrow up or down to set the start hour.
      Day and Time Locks screen - set Start Time.  Here, the hour is highlighted and set to the value of 8 (from the previous screen).

       
    • Right-arrow to the minutes setting.  Then arrow up or down to set the start minutes setting in any 5-minute increment (:05, :10, :15, etc.).
      Day and Time Locks screen - set Start Time.  Here, the minutes are highlighted and set to the value of 00 (from the previous screen).  The hour was left at 8.
       
    • Right-arrow to the am/pm setting.  Then arrow up or down to set the start time to am or pm.
      Day and Time Locks screen - set Start Time.  Here, the am/pm option is highlighted.  The hour is at 8 and the minutes have now been set to 05.
       
    • Press OK.
  8. On the Day and Time Locks screen, right-arrow over to Ends.  Press OK.
    Day and Time Locks screen with Ends already highlighted and set to the default time of 8:00p.
     
  9. Use the arrow buttons to set the end time:
    • Arrow up or down to set the end hour.
      Day and Time Locks screen - set End Time.  Here, the hour is highlighted and set to the value of 8 (from the previous screen).

       
    • Right-arrow to the minutes setting.  Then arrow up or down to set the end minutes setting in any 5-minute increment (:05, :10, :15, etc.).
      Day and Time Locks screen - set End Time.  Here, the minutes are highlighted and set to the value of 00 (from the previous screen).  The hour was left at 8.
       
    • Right-arrow to the am/pm setting.  Then arrow up or down to set the end time to am or pm.
      Day and Time Locks screen - set End Time.  Here, the am/pm option is highlighted.  The hour is at 8 and the minutes have now been set to 15.
       
    • Press OK.
  10. Use the down arrow button to highlight the first day of the week you would like to lock (unlocked days are indicated by a grey open lock icon).  Press OK.  Then repeat for additional days.
    Day and Time Locks screen with Starts at 8:05 a and Ends at 8:15p.  The days of the week are listed below the time.  All show as unlocked.  Monday is highlighted.
     
  11. Selected days are indicated by a closed blue lock.
    Day and Time Locks screen with Monday now showing the blue lock icon.
     
  12. Press Exit to return to standard TV viewing.
     
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