Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.41.13643
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.07 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 39,133 Ratings

Description

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 families.google.com/familylink/setup • 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.

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Reviews

  • Update didn’t work

    3
    By JaiGomez
    It worked fine until the update. Now it won’t connect with my child’s phone. Tried to uninstall and reinstall and it’s still not working
  • Does not work well for iPhone

    1
    By Emushe
    Not well suited for iPhone users
  • Doesn’t work

    1
    By annakinkook
    Doesn’t work and cannot delete it from my phone
  • مفيد جدا

    5
    By jakqpqhsoqhqiwhqyq
    في البدايه كان
  • Do not download this!

    1
    By sfleming2010
    It ruined my kids phone, doesn’t allow them to use the apps that I let them use. Made it to where I couldn’t factory reset my daughters phone. Honestly the look up for the location didn’t even work. This has not only been less than useless but a real pain to undo. I would never recommend this for anyone.
  • Works great!

    5
    By JackieMari3
    I love being able to get my daughters location and being able to setup parental controls! Great app!!
  • Difficult to use

    2
    By Buyerabc
    Very non intuitive
  • This is not useful and the worst parent app.

    1
    By t_delaney
    My child has an account only on iOS devices and there is no way for me to approve his existing account. This is by far the most ridiculous and unneeded app.
  • Awesome app

    5
    By JJOYNERIII
    I give it all 5 stars it’s wonderful way to make sure your kids is doin the right thing !
  • Must have for parents!!!

    5
    By Blackmamba
    I love this app. It’s very customizable, easy, and gives me peace of mind with my child. Two days ago my son lost his phone and thanks to this app I was able to track it, and played a sound so I can know EXACTLY where the phone was!..Life saver! Every parent needs to have this app and the fact that it’s free is cherry on top.

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