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.
I wish that you can make this app to work on iOS devices just like on Android. I use to have Android to Android but now we switch to iOS devices and now it won’t work as before. When I had it on Android this was my best app to manage my kids apps and time. The other best thing that it free of charge not like other apps that charge a monthly or yearly subscription.
I love family link cause tells me where my children are at all times lets me know what they can download I love it so much thank u family link u r a life saver
Very disappointing. Child cannot use a google play card to make in app purchases. A credit card is required. Cannot remove a child from family link once turned 13. Wish I never used this app.
I heard so many Great things about this app so I thought I’d give it a try and discovered you can’t use this on IPhones. I wasted so much time trying to figure out why i couldn’t do it and downloaded a worthless app
Super easy to use and gives immediate access
i am a child and it says that i am a manager and i can’t change it why? bc they haven’t added that to the app it should’ve been the first thing that they added to the app it doesn’t make sense that i can’t change it bc my mom would like to put me in her group but she can not pls fix it
Every-time I try to log in my child on their phone it takes me back to log in screen just wasted over an hour trying to get this to work
I installed it on my son’s chrome book. There is a sign-in “error” that requires ME to have to log in to the laptop.(two times) So my son can never plan on using it anywhere away from me because it could randomly require ME to physically sign into the laptop. Side note: I have to sign in twice, and receive and enter a g-code TWO times EVERY-TIME this random thing happens. Of the five days it’s been installed. I have had to log him in three times. (Twice each time). It seems like it’s more of a “we have parental control too!” thing than something that even comes close to “screen time” from apple. I uninstalled it.