Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.56.15608
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 138.59 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 66,874 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

GPS is way off

1
I’m hoping there’s a fix for this app I got it because my daughter runs off without permission all the time and I have to find her. Love the app but the problem is the location finder or gps is way off, even when she’s at home it gives an address that’s 3 or 4 miles away!!! When she’s not at home same thing, it’s been off by a lot. That’s not helpful at all, please tell me there’s a fix for this problem? I really need this feature to work for peace of mind. I can’t imagine it was made to be that far off???🤷‍♀️
By GoldGirl1111

Good for limiting time but not as good as iPhones

3
As a parent I want to limit the time my children play games on their phones. However, I do want them to be able to access text messages and other apps that I would allow. This app is really an “all or nothing.” You can set a daily screen time limit, which shuts down the entire phone except emergency calls after the limit has been reached, no good. You can forgo the daily limit and set individual time limits on apps BUT this allows my kiddo to play each app for the prescribed time limit. Apple again does this right by putting apps in categories such as games and allows the parent to limit time by category, allowing my kid to continue to use their phone until it shuts down at bedtime mode. This app would be great if they allowed the user to categorize apps and set time limits by category. My advice, by iPhones for your kids instead of android devices, iPhone has this feature out of the box.
By ShartyWaffles2

I wish I could give zero stars

1
It started out great for my sons first phone. I could monitor my sons app usage, screen time, and approve apps. Fast forward 6 months and now it’s pure hell, he’s 12 and can only use YouTube kids on his phone, he watches YouTube at home. He now wants a paid app, I have a form of payment on my google account but can’t download the paid app without downloading another app to pay for it. Can’t delete his account without him losing his saved data from his apps. Only way out of the family link is to wait for him to turn 13. I’m NEVER using this for my other kids! Do yourself a favor, don’t get this app and buy an app to track your kids phone usage if you feel it necessary, this is the most frustrating app ever! I’m not the only one, I have friends who are having the same problems as I am.
By MammaOf3Munchkins

Smart kid problems...

3
I really like the app, but my only problem is there is no way to change the parent password. My son figured out my password and I need it changed. Now I may have to create a new account through a different email just to get a different password.
By sparzr

Do not install

1
I installed this app to help keep up with what my child is doing on his laptop. This app has completely taken over everything on his laptop it will not let me uninstall to app it will not let me factory rest his laptop. There are no setting in the parent app to remove the child’s app from there device so now we have a 200.00 laptop we can’t use
By Doing this for power ups

Child age

1
Changing the child age is way to difficult and confusing
By Want my money$$ back

App install restrictions are not working properly

2
My son is installed few apps, but it is. Or asking permission to install
By hooglereview

Worthless

1
Why does Google make this so difficult? Don’t waste your time.
By WorkingDadinDC

Excellent!!!!

5
Excellent app helps me a lot whit my kid
By DashinginBronx

Not working

1
Cannot approve apps for my child. Keeps saying an error occurred. Pain getting setup.
By B1lliona1re

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