Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.44.13931
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
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Google Family Link for parents App

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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Google Family Link for parents app reviews

  • Love it 5/5

    By pica chub809
    Love it
  • First time user 5/5

    By kp_blue
    This is our first time using this app and so far it has been a good experience. My son and I are working together to set it up and making sure he understands the limitations. We realize no application is full proof but we appreciate the assistance to work that direction to protect the youth from negativity and over use of electronics.
  • This app is horrible 1/5

    By Lina2019976557182
    I’ve been trying to delete this whole app and my sons account and it won’t let me!!! This is ridiculous I do not recommend this to anyone.
  • Keep giving permission 2/5

    By donewnicknames
    I keep giving permission to go to a website and I still can't get her there. This has happened multiple times.
  • Everything 5/5

    By Deleon210
    I like how you can see where your kids are and when you ask them where there at to see if there lying about where they are and I like the bed time lock I can change and lock so if there ever grounded you can always lock there phone
  • Terrible 1/5

    By a t o m i k
    Anti ios
  • Okay 3/5

    By nettalew86
    It will not let you approve or deny an app, it just keep saying errors!
  • Great app 5/5

    By Super Polito
    Easy to use if you follow the instructions step by step and I can have a parental control of the child tablet on my iPhone.
  • Not so iPhone 1/5

    By 23632jtb
    Not user friendly for iPhone
  • Great app 5/5

    By May amt
    Great app to control kids mobiles.
  • My daughter is finally her again. 5/5

    By NickySnic
    My profile pic is me when I was younger, so ok as a parent my daughter Snickie has been involved with multiple boys and I don’t want her to text them late at night as she always does. This app has let me control her life in a way. She isn’t allowed to get her phone till nine and if she wants to text her friends I have to supervise her then block the app using this handy dandy app. My daughter needs to live life more and stop being such a player. Tøøđles👋
  • No functionality 1/5

    By Harpy17
    App keeps freezing up. Garbage.
  • Great app, but lacking some helpful features 5/5

    By ChaityJ
    The app works really well for managing time on apps/tablet, controlling accessible content, and relative ease. It even includes a locator for the device, you can load/create children’s profiles, and really have total oversight for each child really easily from any device deemed as an authoritative one. I would however recommend some feature, mainly unlocking a device for a set time. Another great app, Qustodio, allows this and it was quite helpful. The FamilyLink app however either locks or unlocks the device, without a specification of how long. Other than that, I have NO complaints about the app and it’s ease of use. It works great and was well thought out and designed. This is definitely worth using!
  • Working 5/5

    By NTHA1ST
    Working great so far. I have not actually use the app I just set it up I’m pretty sure I am going to like this app so I might as will give it a five star now app seems to be working fine as of today
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Chili2005
    This app makes kids hate themselves.
  • You ruined my life and freedom. 1/5

    By JJ e.a
    You ruined my life with this.
  • Good not great 4/5

    By RajunCajun_48
    I like having access to my son's tablet and I can choose to better control his screen time. I would like to view what he is viewing and be able to remote shut down an app or video he is watching. Still think it's a quality app though def recommend in this digital age.
  • Frustrated Parent 1/5

    By Concerned & Frustrated Mom
    This app was recommended when my son got his phone, however; I come to find out now that I want to lift the parental controls that I can’t because I never included an email or phone number in the initial set up to send the codes I need for this purpose. I don’t recall or don’t know why this was not mentioned initially. Please help!
  • 0 1/5

    By Woggums
    Not at all user friendly.
  • Disappointing 1/5

    By Yo, It's Hoss!
    I created an account for my son to help manage a YouTube channel he wanted to create. But when I realized Family Link wasn’t going to work for us, I couldn’t remove his account from Family Link without deleting his account. And if you delete the account, that account name is no longer available and all data is lost. There needs to be a way to opt out of Family Link without losing the email address altogether.
  • Help 1/5

    By shayshay89101215
    I erased my kids account thinking it would erase all and go back to normal now I can't get in it can't do anything with out the account but I erased the account so there is not one help me
  • Very good 5/5

    By lilau88
    Very good app
  • Great app to help control electronic use 4/5

    By oldgator2004
    My 9 & 11 yr old both have tablets that have this app on them. It’s great and lets me decide what content is approved. It notifies me when the download apps and I’ve got it set that they need my permission at this point. I’ll loosen that up as they get older. My only complaint is that I don’t like having to choose 15 min time segments for my kids. Electronic time is important in our house and there is a big difference between 5, 10, and 15 minutes. I can only set the allowed time in 15 min increments and that’s a problem when the kids earn 5 min segments sometimes.
  • 👎🏽🙄 1/5

    By Steelcitygirl86
    Will not load. When it used to work: I cannot add my son’s Gmail to my iphone. What’s the point of “family link” if family cannot link to the associated accounts and devices?! It also takes 5 mins to update his location. Super frustrating.
  • Useless app 1/5

    By Vikram65677
    My son installed an app that I didn’t want him to, and family link didn’t ask me for permission. It is a piece of junk, absolutely a useless app. Don’t waste time on this.
  • Family 5/5

    By sweetcharitydawn
    I absolutely approve of this app for your family! I love the ability to see what my family is searching or watching and playing on their phones. The location settings are amazing also! 100stars for this application!
  • Great app 5/5

    By Djlazz43
    Like the options to control my kids content! Very good!
  • Unusable 1/5

    By Алюня
    My child has both, a chromebook and a galaxy phone with a same account (obviously). Because of this fact, I can not set up the family link on my child phone (which is more important). It keeps giving me an error that your child is already signed on on the chromebook. What is the use for this app if it’s unusable?
  • Seriously Google?!?! 1/5

    By NeenaQ
    I downloaded this app on my iPhone 8 and my daughters iPhone 6S. To my surprise on the IOS App Store only the Parent Google Family Link is available for purchase. I contacted customer service and got a very nice lady who couldn’t help me. She said as long as the age is listed as a minor (under 13) that the app should come up once I search “Google Family Link” Well it didn’t! I tried and tried and tried and NOTHING!! An hour later still no help even from the specialized department that handles this app. Come on Google! Please do better!!!
  • Wow! 5/5

    By winterfishing
    Putting a smartphone in a kiddo’s hand can be nerve wrecking!! This app has already alleviated so much of the anxiety that I was feeling when we started. I have controls on everything! Super easy to set up.
  • Can’t find kids app 3/5

    By teiba100
    Why I can’t find kids app on my kids device I only find parents app.
  • Not user friendly 1/5

    By paaaaaaasa
    Most complicated app I have come across
  • Google 4/5

    By joylovesart
    How do I finish setting it up the article was helping yes but I’m still stuck on the kk8 thing 🤨🙄
  • Adding family members 3/5

    By Schultzs2017
    This process seems to be a pain or I’m just getting old. Trying to add my sons chrome book to our family for at least some level of monitoring and keep getting error codes.
  • First Day 5/5

    By Mama Ash K
    So far so good! I love the parental controls and how easy it is to see what my son is up to on his first phone. We are learning with him as he is our oldest and first child to get a phone.
  • Email 1/5

    By Stuff☠️
    Would like to delete this app but can’t without deleting sons email
  • Super Awesome 5/5

    By mom espinoza
    Such a great way to monitor my child’s activity. Love love love family link.
  • Got to do more work on it 1/5

    By Benjaming
    Life 360 is 100% Is Excellent better than family link
  • WoW! 🎉BEST PARENTAL FILTER BY FAR!! 🌟😁🤗 5/5

    By Kelly.Grace
    I am Amazed at THIS APP!! ..and super USER FRIENDLY 👍🏻 Hands Down it is Superior to ANY other app out there. 🌟 I can’t believe other apps don’t even come close to all that this one does! I hadn’t realized this until my (teen) daughter got a new iphone & I realized (after going through the ..research, ..figuring out How to use them.. Install process 🤔😳🤯) how LITTLE control and ease of use & lack of what they offered with EVERY other app! .. So much so, that I set the iPhone aside, factory Reset her old android (Blu -also amazing product -waterproof & drop proof - we’ve gone through tons of phones too, with twin teen daughters (the last two of 5 teenagers !😂) .. With a “Factory Reset” Our ‘old’phone was a Brand new phone that I could install (SO EASILY 🎉WooHoo!) Family Link and have EVERY Feature with AMAZING control feature!! I LOVE this App!! •GPS, •time limits, •Camera control •Tracking (yay!) 100% of their phone use! •App control *Even within each individual app! (I’m not a fan of private camera and live video chat in social media - so I can simply turn off the camera in those apps I’m not comfortable with 👍🏻😁, •ANYTHING they want to download sends a permission note to my phone that I SIMPLY tap “yes” or “no” 🤗😁 THIS APP is SO super easy to use! No other even comes close to our Family Link !! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank You Family Link - we love it!
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Di456
    Absolutely love that my son cannot download apps without my approval and I can set screen time limits that lock his phone after a certain amount of time. It’s awesome!
  • Update didn’t work 3/5

    By JaiGomez
    It worked fine until the update. Now it won’t connect with my child’s phone. Tried to uninstall and reinstall and it’s still not working
  • Does not work well for iPhone 1/5

    By Emushe
    Not well suited for iPhone users
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By annakinkook
    Doesn’t work and cannot delete it from my phone
  • مفيد جدا 5/5

    By jakqpqhsoqhqiwhqyq
    في البدايه كان
  • Do not download this! 1/5

    By sfleming2010
    It ruined my kids phone, doesn’t allow them to use the apps that I let them use. Made it to where I couldn’t factory reset my daughters phone. Honestly the look up for the location didn’t even work. This has not only been less than useless but a real pain to undo. I would never recommend this for anyone.
  • Works great! 5/5

    By JackieMari3
    I love being able to get my daughters location and being able to setup parental controls! Great app!!
  • Difficult to use 2/5

    By Buyerabc
    Very non intuitive
  • This is not useful and the worst parent app. 1/5

    By t_delaney
    My child has an account only on iOS devices and there is no way for me to approve his existing account. This is by far the most ridiculous and unneeded app.
  • Awesome app 5/5

    By JJOYNERIII
    I give it all 5 stars it’s wonderful way to make sure your kids is doin the right thing !

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