Google Launches Parental control App ‘Family Link’ for Android

Earlier this year, Google has introduced Family Link controls app for parents to manage children’s usage of Android devices. But it required an invitation for access. Now,Google Launches Parental control App ‘Family Link’ for Android without an invitation.

Google Launches Parental control App ‘Family Link’ for Android

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Surely such type of apps provide parents an easiest way to keep a check on their children’s activities. However, there is also a limitation to use this app. To run Family Link, your child’s device will have to be running Android 7.0 or higher. There are also a few devices that can support the app on Android 6.0. To control another device with Family Link, your device must be running Android Kit Kat (4.4) or higher or iOS 9 or higher.

Once you have gone through the setup process on both devices, you will have the option to set a daily screen on time limit and a device bedtime. This app provides three basic groups of controls to the parents.

  • Manage the apps your kid can use: Approve or block the apps your kid wants to download from the Google Play Store.
  • Keep an eye on screen time: See how much time your kid spends on their favorite apps with weekly or monthly activity reports, and set daily screen time limits for their device.
  • Set device bedtime: Remotely lock your kid’s device when it’s time to play, study, or sleep.

You can download the app from Here

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Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.

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