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How to Setup Parental Controls on Android

Owning a smartphone is a new trend among kids these days. In fact, it has become a necessity. Children want their own cell phones so they can search the internet for their homework, watch informative and fun videos, play games with their friends, use social media platforms, and stream online movies and TV shows. Allowing your kids to keep cell phones is a good idea, but you need to make sure they stay away from all sorts of online dangers that are lurking around the internet. This article is about how to Setup Parental Controls on Android.

Some children innocently stumble upon adult websites while surfing the internet on their cell phones, and some are contacted by sex offenders. Some parents are still thinking about what age their kids should be allowed to have cellphones. Bill Gates thinks kids shouldn’t have cell phones until they’re 14. However, most parents may not be able to ban their children from using a cell phone until this age. Below we have mention the steps to use Parental Controls on Android.

How to Set Up and Use Parental Controls on Android Smartphone

How to set up Android parental controls

Set parental control on Android via Family Link

install Family Link from the Google Play Store.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Digital Wellbeing and parental controls
  • Tap the right-hand arrow next to “Parental controls”
  • Tap Get started
  • Tap Child or teenager
  • Tap Next and choose your child’s Google account, then complete the set-up. You’ll have to sign in to your parental account
  • Read the information on the next page, input your password to link your accounts, and then click Agree to finalize the setup
  • Click Allow.

To set a daily screen time limit:

  • Open Family Link
  • Under “Daily limit” tap Edit limits
  • Toggle the slider next to “Not scheduled” and put in your parental account password
  • You can toggle on a daily limit for each day by ticking the checkbox and adding a time limit (for example, 3 hours)
  • You can also add a bedtime, after which your child’s device will lock for the night. To do so, go back to the Parental controls page and click Bedtime, then toggle it on and change it to your desired settings.

To allow or block apps:

  • Open Family Link
  • In the “App installs” section, tap View all apps
  • Scroll down and tap the app you want to allow or block. Toggle Allow app on or off

To view your child’s location, you will have to set this capability up first. To do so:

  • Open Family Link
  • Under “Location”, tap Set up
  • Tap Turn on. You should now be able to view your child’s location

Set parental controls in Google Play

  • Open the Google Play app.
  • Tap the profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Click on Settings > Family > Parental controls.
  • Turn on Parental controls.
  • Shield your parental controls with a PIN.
  • Select the type of content you want to filter.
  • Choose how to filter or restrict access.

Final Words

We hope you like our article on how to use parental control on Android phone. As a parent, one of today’s biggest challenges is managing what your child can do on their phone (or tablet) and limiting the amount of screen time they can have each day. If you want to know how to enable parental control on Android phone then follow the steps mentioned above.

I hope you understand this article, How to Setup Parental Controls on Android.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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