Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.55.15206
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 137.34 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 57,981 Ratings


Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online. For children under 13 (or the applicable age of consent in your country), Family Link also lets you create a Google Account for your child that's like your account, with access to most Google services. You can: Guide them to good content • View their activity - Not all screen time is the same. Help your child make healthy decisions about what they do on their Android device, with activity reports showing how much time they’re spending on their favorite apps. • Manage their apps - Handy notifications let you approve or block apps your child wants to download from the Google Play Store. You can also manage in-app purchases, and hide specific apps on their device. • Feed their curiosity - It can be hard to figure out what apps are right for your child, so Family Link shows you teacher-recommended apps on Android that you can add directly to their device. Keep an eye on screen time • Set limits - It’s up to you to decide the right amount of screen time for your child. Family Link lets you set time limits and a bedtime for their supervised devices, so you can help them find a good balance. • Lock their device - Whether it’s time to go play outside, have dinner, or just spend time together, you can remotely lock a supervised device whenever it’s time to take a break. See where they are • It’s helpful to be able to find your child when they’re on the go. You can use Family Link to help locate them as long as they’re carrying their Android devices. Important Information • Family Link’s tools vary depending on your child’s device. See a list of compatible devices at • While Family Link helps you manage your child's purchases and downloads from Google Play, they will not need approval to install app updates (including updates that expand permissions), apps you have previously approved, or apps that have been shared in Family Library. Parents should regularly review their child’s installed apps and app permissions in Family Link. • You should carefully review the apps on your child’s supervised device and disable those you don’t want them to use. Note that you may not be able to disable some pre-installed apps. • To see the location of your child or teen’s device, it must be powered on, recently active, and connected to the internet. • Teacher-recommended apps are only available on Android devices in the US to parents of children of certain ages.



  • Loved it until...

    By Nikilynn38
    I loved this app for my daughter. I have an iPhone and I just got her an iPhone. I don’t understand why I can download the parent app on my phone but I can’t download the children and teens app onto my daughters so I can use it on her new phone.
  • Uncles gift to niece new phone

    By PlainJaneLa
    Well I got a hold of it first put all the parental things on it and it gives great limits
  • Clunky and hard to navigate

    By NHLeslie6
    I love the concept of having parental controls, but we have had so many glitches with this that we’re about to cal it quits and find another way.
  • Straight Trash

    By 00101001110011
    Wasted a half hour of my time only for the app to work one day and then not the next. SAD!!!
  • Don’t want to have to link it to a device

    By Mom of four small kids
    None of my kids have their own device but I want them to log into Google on various family devices. This app seems like the best way to make a google account for a kid, but I don’t see why it has to be so difficult to navigate if you’re not wanting to link it to a handheld device (we primarily use desktops).
  • Lemus traba

    By flacos@

    By fxckoff2.0
    Now locked out of my sons phone and we cant factory reset because i deleted the google account and then when i try to recover since i just deleted it now it is stating that we cant log into the account
  • i don’t like it

    By elyseymo
    my parents downloaded it on my phone and i can’t do anything
  • Kid could not ask more time or permission

    By Bigdadylacka
  • Add battery on location or device detail

    By ExplorerJimmy
    Dear developers, If using find my android phone function by url, it can show how many battery on the device. But on this app, the location or device info detail page no this. Hope can add on next version. Thanks