Google Family Link

Google Family Link

By Google, Inc.

  • App Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.17.9530
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 76.26 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 5,848 Reviews

Google Family Link App Description

The Family Link app from Google helps you stay in the loop as your child (under 13) uses their Android device. Family Link lets you create a Google Account for your child that's like your account, with access to most Google services, while also helping you set certain digital ground rules. • Manage the apps your child can use - Approve or block the apps your child wants to download from the Google Play store. • Keep an eye on screen time - See how much time your child spends on their favorite apps with weekly or monthly activity reports, and set daily screen time limits. • Set device bedtime - Remotely lock devices when it's time for bed, or time to take a break. Important Information • Family Link requires an Android device for your child. See list of compatible devices at • While Family Link helps you manage your child's purchases and downloads, 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 device and disable those you don't want them to use. Note that you may not be able to disable some pre-installed apps. • Some app activity, such as for music players and messaging apps that run in the background, will not be fully tracked with weekly or monthly activity reports.


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App Reviews

  • Awesome surprise

    By Mamabear Karrie Nash
    I was setting up my sons phone and was worried I wouldn’t be able to monitor it as well as I would like but this awesome app was a sweet relief!! This is an amazing app that shows your child’s location helps you keep up with which apps they are downloading and choose if they can and can not download it!! You can lock the phone at anytime and set a bedtime so there’s no sneaking behind tour back it is an awesome app that I have recommend to every parent I know
  • Family link

    By angel6839
    I am so thankful for this app!!
  • Kids have freedom and I have piece of mind

    By Snuggles278
    I took the leap and got my 8&7 year olds their own tablets but I was worried about how to keep them safe on the internet. They have their school study programs online so I couldn’t just turn off the internet. Family link let’s me know what they are doing and I have the most restrictive settings so I get told before they can download an app. Also Google’s kid account let’s me block YouTube which is a big plus! I would set one up for my littler ones but they just have preschool games and no internet.
  • Great start

    By micron2728
    This is a great start for Google. The app can be hard to navigate in, but it accomplishes parental control, which is the point.
  • Can't get it

    By crazysheli
    I have only successfully been able to get into the app once as it keeps telling me to use another account after I sign in because it can't update my account. I have my son's tablet/account linked my account and I can't even access anything using the app. Right now we are completely locked out of his tablet until 7am tomorrow morning or until the app decides to accept my account.
  • Only works if child has Android device :(

    By KJC2011
    Wish it worked with other devices
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Star app

    Bought my son a phone for Xmas was worried about how I was going to monitor it but did not want it to take away from the fact of it being a gift. Was setting up the phone and long and behold I seen the question asking is this a adult or a child phone. I was thinking watch me try to get it and it turn in to some other stuff a waste of time etc. Down load was ok opened it up and been in love with it every since a definitely gotta if you are a parent even has a gps tracker and a shut down setting
  • Awesome

    By Tbohman
    I’ve used a couple different types of parental apps and this one takes the cake!! Amazing and easy to maneuver!
  • YouTube access.

    By DahGoddess
    I want my child to be able to use YouTube.

    By HighlyDriven
    I can literally control every thing from my phone I even just factory data reset from a touch of a button on my device ! I love it 😍 best discovery every ! Must was a parent who had their hand full!