Borrow requests allow family members to quickly swap profiles amongst devices. This is useful when there is a shared device in the house, or for parents to remove filtering temporarily.
Share devices with peace of mind
The Borrow feature allows you permit your family to borrow devices, ensuring the correct personal cyber safety settings apply at all times.
Share devices with PINs
Give your family 4-digit PINs so they can quickly borrow devices and have their personal cyber safety settings apply.
Borrowing is an easy process. Set home.tools as your browser homepage or open the Family Zone App. Select yourself and request a borrow or enter your personal PIN.
Things you need to know
Borrowing ends at midnight
Set Home.Tools as your home page in your browser
For shared devices, we recommend setting home.tools as the home page of the browser used by your kids. This means they can quickly borrow the device.
Block.Tools, Home.Tools and the Family Zone App
Borrowing can be done via blocked pages, Family Zone's Home.Tools webpage (if connected to a Family Zone network) and via the Family Zone App.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I borrow?
Borrowing can be done on the Family Zone App or through the Family Zone's home.tools web page (if connected to a Family Zone network).
To swap between family members profiles on shared devices. It means the user is getting their personal cyber safety settings.