Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google, Inc.

  • App Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.29.11978
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 116.90 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 19,905 Reviews

Google Family Link for parents App 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 • 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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App Reviews

  • Only works if you have an Android device

    By Scribbeboy
    This app is an extremely undeveloped new version of chrome parental controls. The original supervised accounts worked on all devices and it was quick and easy. This literally only works if you own an android device. I have a windows PC and an iPhone so I literally cannot use this app. Who thought it was a good idea to have this strictly made for Android users but also slap it on the iOS store? In conclusion: they pretty much put an inaccessible app in the AppStore. Do not download this unless you own an android device. For Android users I’m sure it works great but for someone like me it’s terrible.
  • I absolutely love!!

    By HaitianNick
    This is a must have for adults. I recommend for all with children that have WiFi tablets, phones, etc..
  • Kids will play

    By poopoppop
    My son would play his tablet all night son I had to find a way to block him. This app is perfect it was easy to set and it worked immediately I was sitting in his room and wanted to test it as soon as I said bedtime boom the tablet shut off and told his that it was bedtime. Love it!!!! Tried other parental control app but way to confusing and did not work for me.
  • Doesn’t work on chrome books

    By 89ccw89
    So I guess it only works for phones? Not chromebooks? Now I have an expensive paperweight that the kid still can’t use. Thanks.
  • Thank you

    By A Father.
    I have to say “THANK YOU” 👩‍👩‍👦
  • Love this APP for my young children.

    By Bobby Studio
    My son just got a new phone recently and he loves it. I was afraid to leave him to the internet and the ills of it alone and I found this app randomly. It’s the best thing ever. It blocked bad content and asked for permission before apps are downloaded. I can even locate my child. It’s better than anything I’ve thought of. Great job google!!!
  • Jeniseshart

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    Great app to protect your child and keep a watchful eye out for inappropriate apps !
  • Great app

    By waxvillarreal
    Good way to monitor your kids stuff great app
  • Not for iPhone!

    By only1simsha
    Google Family Link worked great on my daughter’s Samsung. Now that she has an iPhone, the app won’t work. Shame.
  • Please raise the age limit

    By feistylatina96
    Love the app so far but I wish you would raise the age limit. I’m also using another app that overlaps this app. Please please raise the age limit! So many parents would love and benefit from using your app!