The Windows 10 Creators Update will remove Apps Corner from your Windows Phone

Last year, Microsoft removed one of Windows Phone’s innovative pseudo multi-account features – Kids Corner. The feature allowed users to give their phones to children and other individuals albeit in a locked down state which protected their data. This feature didn’t catch on, citing lack of usage, Microsoft pulled it from Windows phones from the Anniversary Update last year.

Instead, as a replacement for that feature, Microsoft recommended that Windows Phone users use Apps Corner instead, saying:

After taking a look at the overall usage of the Kids Corner feature in Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1, we have decided to remove this feature from Windows 10 Mobile beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The usage of Kids Corner was too low to justify continued development and support of the feature. While not a replacement with the same functionality, you can try out Apps Corner under Settings > Accounts > Apps Corner which has some of the functionality as Kids Corner such as the ability to give people access to selected apps on your phone as well as a customized Start screen when they use your phone.

Apps Corner was a similar feature to Kids Corner – albeit more powerful. Users could even customize which buttons would function in that mode, and which would not. You could give your phone to children, and other individuals in a locked down state which would protect your data.  However, Apps Corner was often slow to launch and buggy and ended up not catching on, even among Windows phone fans. In response to that, Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar today noted in today’s build release blog post  “Due to decreased usage, Apps Corner is no longer available in Windows 10 Mobile starting with Builds 15007 and above”.

Unlike Kids Corner, there is no replacement.

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