If you're having problems with HomeSafe® you should find the solution below (just select the one that matches your issue). It's worth mentioning that it may take up to 60 minutes to start working properly. When you enable Kids Safe in My Account it's normally up and running in a couple of minutes.
We take your security very seriously, and HomeSafe offers a great level of protection on every device connected to your TalkTalk router. However, no solution is 100% foolproof and you might experience some of the following issues:
When you try to visit a site that's blocked by your HomeSafe® settings, you'll see a TalkTalk branded page. There are plenty of ways to alter your settings. To find out more visit How to use TalkTalk HomeSafe?
If some of your Kids Safe settings are not working, check to make sure that the right categories are enabled in My Account. If you make any changes, click the blue Save Changes button afterwards and wait a couple of minutes for them to take effect.
If you're still having problems, let us know which settings aren't working and we'll look into it.
If you're being blocked by Kids Safe when it shows off in My Account, it may be that our systems haven't updated correctly The easiest way to solve this problem is to simply turn it on, then off again. Make sure you click Confirm each time and wait a few minutes for the changes to take effect. If you're still having problems, make sure Kids Safe is off and then go to your browser settings and clear your cache.
If you're still having the problem, please let us know as our engineers may need to have a look.
This shouldn't happen, we will never switch on Kids Safe unless the account holder has chosen to activate it. We ask all new customers if they want to use Kids Safe, and we regularly ask existing customers the same question. You can adjust your settings in My Account
If you're not using the TalkTalk DNS settings then any HomeSafe settings you have will no longer work, including Virus Alerts, Kid Safe filtering and Homework Time. For more information, see using 3rd party DNS.
For HomeSafe to work you'll have to disable Data Saving whilst using your home Wi-Fi. Here's how:
We have a reduced support team available at the moment, which means the wait times to speak to us may be longer than usual. Why not manage your account or get help with your services online using one of the below options
View & pay your bills & keep tabs on your usage.
New: See how your connection Is performing.
Our chat experts are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.