Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.69.17483
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 153.94 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.6071
From 95,868 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.



  • Can’t get past “Get Started” button

    By EAum
    On the intro screen, scrolling through the different features, at the very bottom is a “Get Started” button. Clicking on it does absolutely nothing for me. This app could be useful if it worked. I’d give it 0 stars if I could, but can’t.
  • PITA

    By D1234654
  • Great App

    By Miryway
    My 10 year old lost his phone at the movies. Thanks to this app I found out where the phone was and recovered, I set a bedtime schedule so he doesn’t feel tempted to use it in the middle of the night, at his age I still restrict him from social media, this app helps with that too.
  • Es espectacular esta Appp

    By nalemi777
    Yo como mamá le puedo asignar el tiempo en el celular a mi hijo para que no se vuelva un zombie , adicional controla las App que puede bajar tu hijo , la recomiendo de verdad , y tienes cómo ubicar a tu hijo , es una excelente herramienta .
  • Get it off my daughters phone

    By spinal men
    I I want this removed from my daughters phone immediately
  • Does not work for non android devices

    By Google user1234
    Very confusing to navigate and allow controls for kids under 13...especially in light of kids using devices for remote schooling
  • Trying to find family link for children

    By Mattandsam01
    So this would be great but I’ve been searching the app family link for children and I can’t find it anywhere? You have to add it on your child’s phone to connect but how can we do that if the app is no where to be found?
  • Life saver

    By His_Chosen
    My oldest son’s account was hacked. Whoever hacked it also changed his password. It was no problem to go in and changed it to a new password and decline some not so good websites and app download.
  • No funciona como antes

    By Norma Ceron777
    No se por que de un momento a otro entro a la app de family link y ya no me deja manejar las aplicaciones y prohibiciones a mi hijo como antes, me pide que ingrese un código a móvil de mi hijo, pero ni se a donde o cómo?!! Ahora para poderle bloquear las app me toca desde mi correo electrónico no se qué pasó?? Alguien me puede decir que debo hacer ?? Lastima que no puedo poner una foto para que vean a lo que me refiero !!
  • It’s only half way there...

    By grrrrrrrrrr*
    Require the “Children & Teen” version of the app for the monitored phone... but the app is not available for iOS... what’s the point then...