What is a Time Out?
A Time Out gives you the ability to briefly freeze or pause Internet access for a person or specific device with just a few taps. This lets you easily manage Internet access in real-time in addition to setting Device Freeze schedules. There are two ways to use a Time Out:
- Set a custom or global Time Out for all people or devices (any timeframe in 10-minute increments)
- Set a 15 or 30 minute Time Out for select people or devices
What will the user see when in a Time Out?
When a device is frozen, it will not be able to access Internet content. When trying to load an HTTP site, they will be redirected to the captive screen (left). However, if it is an HTTPS site, the page will simply timeout or say it cannot be reached (right).
Non-browser devices like media players and game consoles will simply get an Internet connection error when they are in a Time Out.