Google Family Link for parents APK

Version 1.72.0.A.353908584 - com.google.android.apps.kids.familylink
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Google Family Link for parents apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.72.0.A.353908584 (395504)
Apk Size17.22 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.google.android.apps.kids.familylink.apk
MD5db28ec883786bd20e332cf4bf2d95274
Rate4
Website https://families.google.com/familylink

Download Google Family Link for parents 1.72.0.A.353908584 APK

App Description

Google Family Link for parents is google,android,apps,kids,familylink,tools,family,link, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4 by 13 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. com.google.android.apps.kids.familylink.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.72.0.A.353908584 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 96169+ times on store. You can also download com.google.android.apps.kids.familylink APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Try the free Family Link parental controls app from Google. Whether your children are young or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you remotely set digital ground rules from your own device to help guide them as they learn, play and explore online. For children under the age of 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.

With Family Link parental controls, you can:

Guide them to good content

• View their app 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 favourite apps. You can monitor their usage with daily, weekly or monthly reports.
• Manage their apps − Handy notifications let you approve or block apps that your child wants to download from the Google Play Store. You can also manage in-app purchases, and hide specific apps on their device, all with remote access from your own 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 and 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 see your kids' location when they’re on the go. You can use Family Link to help locate them as long as they’re carrying their Android smartphone, tablet or other 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 that you have previously approved or apps that have been shared in the 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 that 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's or teenager's device, it must be powered on, recently active and connected to the Internet.
• While Family Link provides tools to manage your child’s online experience, it does not make the Internet safe. Rather, it is intended to give parents choices about how their children use the Internet, and encourage conversations about Internet use.
 

App ChangeLog

  • Several stability improvements and bug fixes.

App Screens

Google Family Link for parents App Screen 1Google Family Link for parents App Screen 2Google Family Link for parents App Screen 3Google Family Link for parents App Screen 4

Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.GET_PACKAGE_SIZE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
com.google.android.apps.kids.familylink.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
android.hardware.screen.portrait
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Ayhen Goduco-avatar

    Ayhen Goduco

    2020-09-25T06:51:27.794Z

    Worst app ever! I thought this will help me to managed my son's frequent installing of diff apps and so to avoid me from unexpected billings. But it almost gets my son's phone broken. With that Family link for children, it makes the phone glitchy and System UI has stopped and you can't even do anything on the phone. Thank God, after 3x of power off, I just did remove my son's email on my Family Link for parent and then uninstall the one on my son's phone. It resolves the issue from there. 🤦😤😠

  2. Clare Nyambura-avatar

    Clare Nyambura

    2020-09-26T07:53:05.784Z

    app This app is terrible it has so many problems. First of all it drains one's battery as if it is nothing. I have to stay near the charger at all times. Secondly, it keeps on saying that the location is not available and says my daughter's device is offline while she is online all along. That is very dangerous because if my daughter is out with friends she can be in danger and I will not be able to know where she is.

  3. Tamara Tuazon-avatar

    Tamara Tuazon

    2020-10-08T12:36:48.673Z

    iphone I got this app because it was supposed to be good to control what your child sees and locates their phone. Unfortunately the location device sucks and doesn't work unless you are right beside them. Also the controls are horrible you can pick and choose things. I still use it but only because I haven't found anything better. But seriously FIX the location device!!!!!

  4. Aaron Griffin-avatar

    Aaron Griffin

    2020-09-28T12:29:52.147Z

    app download This app has some shocking bugs: particularly if you give "bonus time" it often unlocks the device for the rest of the day; and it often forgets to give my son 15 and 5 minute warnings, upsetting him quite a bit when the it suddenly locks without warning. Amazingly, google doesn't care. When contacted I was told that times are probably out of sync - which is bull. To Google's response: I *did* report it, don't be daft. No one cares. I have to raise the issue in public like this to get interest

  5. Justin Fletcher-avatar

    Justin Fletcher

    2020-10-09T03:08:55.411Z

    review This app is the absolute worst. I and many others turned my kid's phone into a paper weight because of this app. If you're setting up your child's phone but can't because Google play services keeps stopping, try taking out the sim card and putting yours in it. That bypasses the constant error from Google. I deleted her Gmail/family link account before setting up the phone not knowing that it would do this. I'd rather check her phone multiple times a day than deal with this headache. Bad Google!

  6. Amber Smith-avatar

    Amber Smith

    2020-09-26T11:37:58.892Z

    apk Loving this app! It helps me manage and monitor my son's (6 y/o) screen time, which is so important. I love that he has to get permission to download apps. There is so much online these days and my main priority is to keep him safe. This app allows that. Not to mention the alert for us to actually find his tablet, which somehow is always "missing" when we're ready to leave the house.

  7. FatherOfLOL-avatar

    FatherOfLOL

    2020-09-23T19:40:51.991Z

    pc I've been able to choose the apps my kid can use, which I expected. The pleasant surprise was that I can also set time limits on each app or easily temporarily block them. It's been a lot easier to manage how my kid uses the Chromebook. I do wish that I could do all approvals from my phone instead of being forced to enter my password on the Chromebook. I can do that for some things, but not all. I think it was purchases that required the password on the device itself.

  8. Ty Ty-avatar

    Ty Ty

    2020-09-24T12:48:08.355Z

    download The app was barely sufficient, terrible glitches, long delay times relaying information with my child's phone. However a lot of the features work fine, it's nice being able to restrict access to a child who cannot restrict themselves. However today was the final bullet, I will never reccomended Family Link to family or friends, ever. This is because today my child needed to sign into her school account, on her phone, which required my password. I was not with her or the phone.

  9. Mert-avatar

    Mert

    2020-09-27T15:21:44.414Z

    delete account Needs a major improvement similar to Apple's Screen time. Generally it's working good but I'm quite annoyed giving each application individually time limit. There should be option to group them, like games, and i add games that should be in that group. I set a time to this group and my kid can play whatever game or app within that groups time limit. How can I fix time for each game, 10 min to this, 10 min to that. Urgently fix this

  10. Henry Woodbury-avatar

    Henry Woodbury

    2020-09-15T02:51:05.300Z

    features Very painful to customize for different kids, especially if you just want to limit the settings to a few features like screen time or automatic shut down. There really needs to be an ability to turn off all features and only enable only the ones you want. Instead, perfectly normal apps stop working on the managed phone and the lousy UI and poor documentation on the parent phone makes it almost impossible to figure out why. UPDATE: It's worse than I reported before. Settings don't stick. For some utterly mysterious reason, the desktop interface has different functions than the phone interface. And let me emphasize: THE SETTINGS DON'T STICK. It's worse than useless.

  11. Vincenzo Corbo-avatar

    Vincenzo Corbo

    2020-09-25T14:15:22.858Z

    Great app to "try" to have a control on the digital life of our kids, the time limit is cause of infinite fights between us, but at the moment unlimited time it's not an option. Anyway it will be a nice addition to have a sort of messaging app inside the app to send short messages between parents and kids.

  12. melissa blackwell-avatar

    melissa blackwell

    2020-09-20T22:28:42.473Z

    Not for older kids, this worst to delete! I have two kids 7 and 11 the older one wants to use you tube and it's impossible when this app. I trust him to watch videos. And he is at an age that I would like to monitor things more than this app allows. So we decided to go with a different app. The process of now getting rid of family link is an absolute nightmare! I had to delete his email address and wipe his phone just to do it all because he is under 13 and Google don't think I should.

  13. Nafisa Zawjatul Muhammad-avatar

    Nafisa Zawjatul Muhammad

    2020-10-07T08:17:47.492Z

    This has been a great app for me to have a peace of mind as to what my children are being exposed to. I have used it for two years with my son until he aged out and now I'm using it with my daughter. There were some "glitches" as my son would call it, that he figured out to be able to bypass the time limit but they have since fixed them. Time limits, bedtime, I even like that when I set up a new device for my child, when I put her email in, it initiated the Family Link automatically.

  14. Gemma Moore-avatar

    Gemma Moore

    2020-09-17T09:53:43.279Z

    Excellent app. I love it. Super easy to use. I have 5 children of various age groups added to this app. It makes moderating apps and setting limits super easy. They have to ask my approval before installing apps. And i can set individual timers/bedtimes. So i know when they get a device. They can not access something they shouldn't. Great for peace of mind while they're online. We all know we can't be everywhere all the time.

  15. P Commaret-avatar

    P Commaret

    2020-09-20T08:41:08.954Z

    Good app but still so much to do : + Really good to manage screentime of my 3 kids on the different devices : phone, Chromebook, tablet - missing 1 : YouTube management (even for kids under 13). The killer feature would be an option where I could select authorized YouTube channels and playlists for each of my kid. - missing 2 : fine tuning of authorized sites and domains. A good functionality could be : auto add all browsed domains and sites in the authorized list for the next 2 minutes.

  16. Amanda Cassell-avatar

    Amanda Cassell

    2020-09-29T02:45:27.641Z

    The app does not work the way it says it does. It does not lock when time limits are reached. Instead it changes the time limit to unlimited once the time limit has been reached. The same goes for scheduled bedtimes. When the bedtime arrives the app changes it to bedtime cancled. When I lock childs phone frome my phone it unlocks again on its own within a few minutes. I tried to troubleshoot by re-downloading the app but that did not fix any of the problems.

  17. The Piker Family Hub-avatar

    The Piker Family Hub

    2020-10-08T00:54:51.800Z

    I think the Digital Wellbeing update is basically the same as this app. You should probably just do away with the app and let us control this through the settings in the Digital Wellbeing section. (Bring back Google Play Music in its place...js) also it should be integrated into Google One and Google Home. You have to many apps that should just be part of one suit.

  18. auzman auzman-avatar

    auzman auzman

    2020-10-06T17:56:03.103Z

    Horrible app that is useless Now he's reached 13 unable to access the setting where he can take control. The email link just goes to a page that displays this message: Looks like you're trying to sign in with an account that can't go here. No help whats so ever. I might as well reset his phone and just give him total control. And it ALWAYS misreports times. You add up all the app times used and it's well under the total time its showing.

  19. Maksim Dmitrichenko-avatar

    Maksim Dmitrichenko

    2020-09-17T16:26:45.531Z

    There are some features that are really missing. 1) Setting to disable ability to switch off the mobile internet and/or WiFi by the kid. Otherwise kid can unintentionally get lost from the radar. 2) Ability to configure silent mode on the schedule. It is good to turn on silent mode during the lessons, and off during breaks. Holidays need no silent mode at all. Now you are able to provide only one time period for silent mode which is supposed to be night. 3) Actually give us right to enable YouTube!!! YouTube kids is awful app which suggests videos for dumbs and there is no way to filter them out!

  20. Randall Sexton-avatar

    Randall Sexton

    2020-10-06T16:57:32.132Z

    This is bad. The controls make little sense, and if you want to relax them for your child, it's nearly impossible. Once you link accounts, you can't unlink them. Your only remedy is to delete your child's account and all its data. Please reconsider how this was implemented. It's making me ponder on extracting my family from the Google ecosystem.

  21. Alex B-avatar

    Alex B

    2020-09-14T17:00:46.216Z

    Really half baked attempt at family controls. You can only have one manager, and it's impossible to transfer ownership. Transferring means deleting all of your children's accounts, not just from a device but entirely deleting them, and recreating from scratch. This is an app that was clearly made to check a feature box for Android and has little actual effort put into it.

  22. Alaura Leff-avatar

    Alaura Leff

    2020-10-10T20:55:45.799Z

    What is your favorite part of this app? How about everything! The affordable cost on checking on my 10 year old and knowing he's safe online. Best feature in my book has to be the GPS tracking as he walks home from school, seeing that he's staying on the straight path home.

  23. Sorcha DeBurca-avatar

    Sorcha DeBurca

    2020-09-20T23:10:06.300Z

    PRO: More reliable connection and easier to navigate than other apps such as Family360 etc. I can check my kids have used homework apps such as doulingo, maths, kindle reading etc and how long use was. CON: Doesnt currently have notifications for child leaving / entering designated area such as school. I still have Family360 installed for this reason. This app could be amazing if integrated with google assistant to ask location of child while driving etc.

  24. Robin Gould-avatar

    Robin Gould

    2020-09-13T10:25:13.862Z

    Excellent. I was concerned of what our kids could come across when browsing. The app is great as it has a few options including asking for your approval to download apps and access websites which can be added to the approved list. You can also disable their device at a tap and set the time frame that they can use it so no more sneaking it to bed to play until late on a school night. At this time, I highly recommend it.

  25. Rochelle Coplen-avatar

    Rochelle Coplen

    2020-09-26T05:10:08.795Z

    Love this app helps me control what my children do and how much screen time they get can locate it and it's amazing how they have to ask to download anything great for younger children me and my old man have it on our phones to help limit the bs they take in so far it's great. Have used tracking as well it's accurate. My step son ran away with my younger sons phone and was able to locate him quick. Great app recommend this app for any parent that has younger children they need to supervise

  26. Kay Grant-avatar

    Kay Grant

    2020-10-08T07:14:24.713Z

    I see a few negative reviews but I suppose it depends what you want it for. My 13 year old is constantly glued to his phone and staying up late at night watching YouTube videos etc. It causes huge teenager style arguments when I take it off him. With the app I can set a timer to lock the phone at 10pm and come back on @ 8am. The only way to alter that is with a password that i know. As a consequence I make the restrictions earlier - he can still make and receive calls but can't use anything else

  27. Tenisha Presley-avatar

    Tenisha Presley

    2020-09-20T19:02:31.163Z

    This app only makes monitoring and accessing my child's account more difficult. I was able to easily access my child's account by simply signing in to it on my own device. I could see all of his history, emails, location, and sign out of all of his devices. I could also access his calendar, clasroom, drive files, and passwords. I can no longer keep my device signed in to the account because of the new restrictions and this app lets me see a fraction of what I was able to access before.

  28. Phoenix-avatar

    Phoenix

    2020-10-05T21:40:15.900Z

    So overall the app is good, however it blocks YouTube for under 13s. End. Of. The. World. Half the time it can't locate them(I've tried different networks and devices). The family pay doesn't work properly. But I can lock kids device when I want. And check screen time. Set bedtimes. Will be keeping but tweaking certain things.

  29. Cassandrah Crockett-avatar

    Cassandrah Crockett

    2020-10-08T01:10:33.837Z

    Beware! Once you link a child's account, it cannot be removed without deleting the account. I accidentally linked my 5th grader's school account while signing her into my chromebook, and now we're stuck with it. Her classes won't open properly now. I hope the school district's IT department is more helpful than Google's was.

  30. t b-avatar

    t b

    2020-09-14T19:37:06.540Z

    Almost ideal....but..... It works great for a one user (child) device however there is a massive limitation that they can't watch YouTube only kidstube until they are 13. There is no option to bypass this (nor a technical workaround - I am a IT Pro with 20yrs exp). My son hates Google because he can't watch youtube videos. The controls aside from this are good but if you lie and say they are 13, you then lose a lot of these controls. So a great idea that interacts well but is not practical IRL

  31. Francois Benadie-avatar

    Francois Benadie

    2020-09-25T09:56:28.496Z

    The app is good and flexible. I can restrict access and time to any device and any app on that device. I can also, which a feature missing from Xbox family app, add time on add-hoc requests from my kids for example give them 30 more minutes instead of having to adjust the daily time limit. My kids don't argue with screen time like they do with me, if this app says time is up, they accept it. The location feature is also very good and comforting for parents.

  32. Vesna Stojakovic-avatar

    Vesna Stojakovic

    2020-09-01T09:34:48.814Z

    It might be a good application if it actually worked or better described at the beginning. I managed a whole bunch of complicated settings, to find out the hard way that the time limit for each application (which is actually the only feature I need) is not available for my daughter's phone. I had to install another application that can manage each app time individually.

  33. Rob Shur-avatar

    Rob Shur

    2020-08-30T14:05:26.765Z

    I had heard great things about this app, but whenever I try setting it up on my phone and my child's phone, I just get a message "Something went wrong" and it won't setup, no other information, very frustrating, and can't find anywhere to get support from google to help me set it up, just getting sent to help articles that don't address the issue

  34. kent paulsen-avatar

    kent paulsen

    2020-09-07T10:53:00.980Z

    The app does what it's supposed to, but it blows my mind that I can't group apps. I can only set device lock-time and individual limits for each app/game. The way it is now the kids can cycle through the games and play each game the allotted limit. It would be better if I could have some apps without limits (phone, sms, messenger, alarm clock) and group all non-essential apps (games, youtube, chrome) and set a shared time-limit for the group.

  35. RD Raj-avatar

    RD Raj

    2020-10-06T11:06:53.463Z

    No option for controlling notification panel. For this I can't set or control Wifi, data connection, brightness etc. Also there is no option for setting time schedule for using applications like : block any app for 14:00 - 16:00 & 20:00 - 22:00. Add these features. It will be very helpful.

  36. daylus-avatar

    daylus

    2020-08-23T18:41:48.507Z

    A useful tool but in desperate need of an overhaul/bug fixes. I can't find an option to remove old devices that no longer work, location only works on with one of the two devices and despite searching for solutions, unable to switch to the other. My daughter is 12 and is limited to kids you tube, a program suitable for up to about age 6. I also can't set different time limits for each device. If one is 2 hours screen time, they all have 2 hours - that 2 hours EACH, not between them.

  37. Brandon-avatar

    Brandon

    2020-09-15T22:07:53.496Z

    Easy to use, would be nice to have more filters for content such as black list and other details. The only internet filter is for "adult content" a little vague and broad. Would be nice to set for violence, pornography, chat or other specific content that different parents would like to restrict. Overall all good app especially for the price 👍😎

  38. Mike Capstick-avatar

    Mike Capstick

    2020-09-18T19:28:22.528Z

    Parents DO NOT INSTALL!!! I thought this would be great way to lightly monitor my sons phone usage, but it turns out that Google know better about parenting my own child than I do. It is monumentally restrictive, and you can't get rid of it without terminating the account. I found a great email address for my son that will now be useless as I'll have to set another account up from scratch. I trust him with apps like YouTube, but this app doesn't allow that. I hope I'm missing something!

  39. Clayton Bispo-avatar

    Clayton Bispo

    2020-10-01T01:33:03.474Z

    I've set up my children account to do not allow any download without my permission, including the "All Ages" apps. From few weeks ago, I could see that him was able to install some "All Ages" apps. The strange this it is happening only with some apps, others apps with the same requirement is sent to me that I can decide if I approve or not. May I did some wrong configuration?

  40. M Z Prince-avatar

    M Z Prince

    2020-09-24T02:10:14.379Z

    There are things I really like about this app, but so many things that are just making me lose my mind. There needs to be a setting for parents to bypass limits that google thinks kids should have. For example, we're remote schooling and I bought the kids Chromebooks specifically for schooling and we set up a family link account, but now my kids can't watch any of the youtube videos their teachers are posting for class! This has caused so much frustration and many tears from the kids, as class is happening in real time. So when they have to run out to my computer (thankfully I have an extra!) and quickly log in to try to watch the youtube, they are missing real class time. And there have been apps they need to use for school which they can't. Also, I have 6 kids and can't even put all my kids on one family link account with both parents.I really wish this app would work better for our family. I do like how I can set limits and bedtimes and screen time limits for the kids, well, the ones I can fit on my Family account...

  41. ellie-avatar

    ellie

    2020-09-03T20:16:11.202Z

    This app works great for us but one thing that they definitely to revise in future updates is to let us select some apps to always be allowed after downtime. For example, I want to allow phone and texting after it locks but unless I am just not finding how to do this, the option is not available. This is a huge deal for us and I may try another app that allows this.

  42. venus loh-avatar

    venus loh

    2020-09-28T04:21:25.460Z

    This app is very helpful as a whole! However, would like to ask Family link if I could stop monitoring the GPS? The setting was made in a way that either child switch on gps all the time or child gps is switch off all the time. I want to allow child to decide when to switch on or off her gps. Hope to hear from family link soon on this matter.

  43. Viewpoint Zero-avatar

    Viewpoint Zero

    2020-10-06T06:48:09.354Z

    Beware of this poorly conceived app. It is automatically used for Google accounts for kids, and you can't remove it without deleting kid's Google account. However, it doesn't work well with PC Chrome/Youtube. Can't enable youtube at all for kid below 13 for his classwork. Video listed as restricted even in YouTube restricted mode off. Even when relogging in Chrome as parent. Even in Edge. Help lists options which don't show up in app. I have worked in IT 20+ years and couldn't make it work.

  44. Kar Man-avatar

    Kar Man

    2020-09-19T16:33:50.530Z

    When this works, it is a good way of monitoring the activity of my kid's. However, it seems to have a mind of its own as the limits will change or turn off without me making changes. The "Bedtime" function also frequently fails to activate! If someone can explain why this happens, would be nice.

  45. Pavel Stránský-avatar

    Pavel Stránský

    2020-09-23T08:26:42.177Z

    Cannot be used for devices shared by multiple children. A child account cannot be added to a device where the parent is logged in as the owner. Our tablet has not been used for half a year after the reset. Until the tablet reset, the accounts worked as they should. Poorly.

  46. Cynthia Duck-avatar

    Cynthia Duck

    2020-08-28T13:17:35.828Z

    I love that this links with my Google account. I can see everything my son downloads, where he is, apps he uses, etc. Problem is, everytime I set time limits, my selection doesnt save. I really would like it to work like it should and shut off my kid's phone when the limit is reached. New Comment (Aug28.2020): I almost hate this app. Nothing I program ever sticks. I constantly have to reprogram all my options for my kids. Its awful!!

  47. April Kapp-avatar

    April Kapp

    2020-10-02T11:12:10.891Z

    It's a shame that everyone else supposedly has good reviews about this app. Yet again I made an attempt to set everything up and yes I followed everything step by step. Well, for some reason I (the parent) can't even update anything on my end... Yet still waiting for a response. I'll change my review the moment this is made right.

  48. Madeleine Johnston-avatar

    Madeleine Johnston

    2020-08-21T08:02:25.824Z

    We've tried to get rid of parental control with downloading apps you pay for but switching it off still won't allow my son to download the game we want. This is very frustrating. We've gone through family link many times to try and fix the problem but we've been unsuccessful every time. Very annoying and so far I've found this app useless!

  49. Andy Dompier-avatar

    Andy Dompier

    2020-09-13T00:19:11.616Z

    Difficult to manage a family device with mix of adult, older and younger children. I have been trying to remove my youngest account from the device and the instructions provided by google do not match experince in the app. Still cannot delete. Wish I would not have used the app and just continued to monitor with my firewall router. I do like some of the youtube features but still better to monitor with firewall and good ol' talk about internet safety and microwave timer :)

  50. Bethany Keeler-avatar

    Bethany Keeler

    2020-09-13T18:54:44.620Z

    There are no perfect parental control systems, but Family Link is quite good, as long as everyone is on an android device. The only feature I feel is truly missing is the ability to set certain apps to be always available, even if the phone is locked down for the night. I would like to allow my kids to listen to their music or have access to certain school apps, even if everything else is shut off. Overall, it's easy to use and functions pretty intuitively.

  51. Shannon H-avatar

    Shannon H

    2020-09-01T03:00:13.180Z

    It breaks a lot. If my child leaves the home wifi, they can't log in and parent access won't work. Similarly, the location doesn't work. Right now I want to log into the phone and update an app, and it won't let me ("Something went wrong" is all it says). I literally cannot access the phone. When it does work, it works pretty well... but it doesn't work a lot (not bad for Covid stay-at-home order, but otherwise bad).

  52. Savannah Lucero-avatar

    Savannah Lucero

    2020-09-15T00:53:50.937Z

    This app when I first got it was good. Now it's just frustrating. Every time I unlock a phone from my app it still will not unlock the phone. I have to put in a parental access code which is really frustrating when I'm in the middle of doing something and should be able to just unlock it from the app

  53. Liz Miner-avatar

    Liz Miner

    2020-10-01T11:50:39.556Z

    Great app to make sure my kids stay focused especially during school at home. Suggestion for developer: Add something like "app groups" that we can add apps to in order to unlock/ lock/ time limit the group. That way we can lock all games in 1 tap instead of going through each individual app to lock or unlock or set time limits for. It gets annoying & very time consuming having to go in 3x/day for 2 kids and editting multiple apps for both kids. This would be a huge success I think.

  54. Lyanne Hernandez-avatar

    Lyanne Hernandez

    2020-09-08T03:13:31.637Z

    Love it! It works great for setting timmer in apps, maintaining screen control and a bedtime limit. Only problem is that if tablet has 2 users linked to the child's email (one for kid's personal games and another for the child's school use); when making the user swap, the app confuses and think the tablet is locked but the child is really using the other user. Other than that, it is perfect!

  55. William Griseto-avatar

    William Griseto

    2020-08-21T18:27:38.515Z

    This app isn't all bad. It has great functionality options but doesn't quite execute them all. Most importantly, this app doesn't update the time my child has spent on the Chromebook that day. I can look at past days, but no update on how much time spent in the current day. To me this is a major flaw and makes this app pretty much useless.

  56. Fernando Lima-avatar

    Fernando Lima

    2020-08-24T22:20:02.758Z

    Doesn't look like Google is even trying. It's very hard to get any type of support and experience is very limited and buggy. I can't manage individual devices times and I can't stop monitoring or remove one specific device. We use a Chromebook for learning from home and that is also limited with screen time that cannot be different than other devices used for playing time. I have encountered several issues when trying to setup Classroom and Meet, the error descriptions are enigmatic at best.

  57. Rodrigo Baez-avatar

    Rodrigo Baez

    2020-08-28T23:17:14.585Z

    Super easy to manage my kids devices This App is the main reason my household left Apple devices to start using Android devices (cells and laptops). I have two young children that now use laptops and cell phones. This app helps me stay in the know of what they do with their devices, set limits, cut-off hours at night, lock devices remotely, etc. It is really easy to use and learn (unlike iOS which I found impossible to use effectively). Love it.

  58. Krasimir Kyupov-avatar

    Krasimir Kyupov

    2020-09-22T17:40:56.445Z

    The app works good. I have only one remark(request). When the screen time is over my son's phone is only vibrating when I call him even in loud mode. When the screen time is not over everything works. His phone is Xiomi Redmi 8. Please fix this! Thanks, Regards.

  59. Jenette Arnold-avatar

    Jenette Arnold

    2020-09-30T06:46:53.930Z

    Gives me control of my daughters phone without being intrusive. The location map is also a great tool to have. Great app.

  60. A garcia-avatar

    A garcia

    2020-10-09T11:40:22.995Z

    Conflicts with find my device, which is also made by Google. Keep getting an error message that's there's no internet connection. There's internet on both phones being mine and my child's. Location is also WAY WAY off! Fix this

  61. Mary Rivas-avatar

    Mary Rivas

    2020-09-03T22:49:35.517Z

    Update 9/3/20 I originally gave this app 5 stars and a great review 2 years ago. But now I'm frustrated with this app because it allowed someone to change my daughter's password and now I can't view anything of hers. I tried to reset with my email account but it's saying it doesn't recognize it. This ap is supposed to help me feel safe but how can someone get into her account and do that when it's a child's account under my account?! She is locked out of her phone and I can't do anything!

  62. Brittney Hemingway-avatar

    Brittney Hemingway

    2020-08-26T22:48:07.634Z

    The app worked just OK until I not longer needed it. When my kids where old enough to no longer need it on their devices, I tried deleting it with no luck. I deleted one kid user's account, which automatically deletes his gmail account but that didn't remove Family Link from his devices. I than deleted our entire Family link account, which may things worse. All the kid's devices are still connected to the original account and when I try and manage them from the parental account, it doesn't recognize the family account and wants me to set everything up again. I am now stuck with 2 phones and 2 tablets with Family Link on them and no administrative account to manage the settings. I can't even factory reset them, as it asks for an administrator approval. Any suggestions on howto fix are welcome... there has got to be an easier app out there. And the support email address list for this app "is no longer being monitored".

  63. S.J Hawkins-avatar

    S.J Hawkins

    2020-08-28T15:09:10.179Z

    I love this app, of course our son doesn't love it at all I doubt he even likes it. That being said it is a perfect tool to help parent your child. You can't always be there looking over a child's shoulder but this app does give you peace of mind and allows you to parent while still letting your child maintain some independence. If you choose to ground your child you can simply lock the device or lock any apps.

  64. Claire Bromley-avatar

    Claire Bromley

    2020-09-08T19:40:35.694Z

    usefull but glitchy, also needs a desktop version of the app. I have broke my phone and had a struggle accesing the account for my boys. We also had an issue recently when we went away and the boys had no data, the phone locked and I could not unlock the phone at all, until we came home. it needs to allow access to wifi settings when out of data. As it basically rendered my Sons phone useless

  65. Georgette Wright-avatar

    Georgette Wright

    2020-09-16T18:46:11.250Z

    5 stars for the service. What can I say first of all I had major issues with this App where my Sons phone would not work and after deleting the app I still had major problems. I got in touch with the support team and I have to say the service I received was first class. When one adviser was unable to help they passed me over to someone higher they promised to contact me back within 48 hours they did in less time. Now my sons phone is working.

  66. Prasadbabu B-avatar

    Prasadbabu B

    2020-09-22T06:56:12.936Z

    Family link child not finalizing setup process for guest user mode. Asking Admin permissions even i grant. Actually i am trying to install family link for child in my son's "Byju's" tab. There was only option as guest user mode for installing our apps. But i tried third-party parenting apps in same guest user, its working fine will all functions. But those are having limited period trial versions only. That's why i am trying for family link. Please this issue. Thank you.

  67. Daniele Tamino-avatar

    Daniele Tamino

    2020-09-03T18:51:18.966Z

    Update: eventually the kid's device synced up with screen time and bed time settings and locked. Not sure how reliable it will be, but limiting screen time is the main reason I set this up. If it keeps working well I'll update to 5 stars. Old review: My phone says "locked till 7am" and the kid's device is completely unlocked free to do whatever they want. Wasted 30 minutes of my life setting this ip.

  68. Sameer Khan-avatar

    Sameer Khan

    2020-10-01T13:07:01.690Z

    NO CONTROL FOR BRIGHTNESS, SOUND, etc. Many features missing & could be added; 1. No control buttons given for controlling Brightness, Sounds and NO disabling/locking button for WiFi, Airplane, Bluetooth, hotspot, etc. so kids can't fiddle around. 2. My kid is 3yrs and YouTube doesn't work nor get reinstall due to security, So please allow YouTube to allow and controls can be defined from inside. 3. Any app can't be directly install/uninstall from Parents App Link into Child phone.

  69. Wanda Moore-avatar

    Wanda Moore

    2020-08-28T00:03:46.485Z

    Extremely helpful monitoring my daughter's tablet. Nothing can get downloaded without my appoval and I'm able to set time limits, see what and how long she has played on the apps or youtube. Any and everything I'm able to see from my phone. (Even her location) By far the best app for monitoring your kids devices. And it's free! You can pay for apps like this with by far less than this one offers.

  70. CharlTHEMaN !-avatar

    CharlTHEMaN !

    2020-08-30T01:06:40.327Z

    There are so many functions in this app that help with monitoring and keeping a keen eye on what our daughter is playing. Some key functions are , setting bedtimes and limiting playtime , there's also a feature that makes the phone ring (perfect for lost phones lol) , you are able to block apps and even lock the phone from your phone however I did this once and it wouldn't unlock for some reason , so we had to restore factory settings on the phone and lost all her data. Great tool for parents!

  71. Andi S-avatar

    Andi S

    2020-08-27T17:18:51.616Z

    Worked great for about a month but just in the last couple of days, it keeps saying my daughters tablet is going to lock but on my app says she still has over an hour left. It also randomly locked my daughter's tablet yesterday even though NO limit was set for yesterday. I've Uninstalled and am currently reinstalling so if the issues are fixed, ill change my review but as of right now, it has become obsolete.

  72. amanda kohutiar-avatar

    amanda kohutiar

    2020-08-24T07:50:29.313Z

    It was great in the beginning, but I'm not sure where it fell apart. First, my son's bedtime and daily limits seemed to stop working. I googled it, followed instructions - I even uninstalled and reinstalled on both devices. Finally syncing and now his location won't appear, but it shows it's sharing. I don't know what else to do.

  73. PhiL PhiL-avatar

    PhiL PhiL

    2020-09-19T00:54:13.243Z

    It's free and its functions are getting better. I like how Family Link can add bonus time to within blocked time and lock individual apps regardless. Can we have a function to add exceptions when locked? Example, school online platform app is added as an exception so the child can access his school work even when the device is locked, or have access to his email and messages so s/he can contact parents via messaging apps.

  74. Lindsay B-avatar

    Lindsay B

    2020-09-16T17:13:42.159Z

    Installed to as a way to have more control over child's phone, but there is no way to save game progress through play store so this is worthless for us. He plays several games and can't save progress on them. He can access play store to download games, but can't link any progress on the games.

  75. Sergey Batarin-avatar

    Sergey Batarin

    2020-09-26T14:53:54.697Z

    Non-intuitive design, convoluted and nonsensical rules, missing essential features - all issues pointing to rush and underinvested development. The fact that a child cannot be moved to another family group is an absolute nonsense (Apple has it, but Google doesn't - why?!)

  76. Veronica Tessier-avatar

    Veronica Tessier

    2020-10-03T00:25:01.902Z

    I have multiple Google accounts, one is personal the other is business. I downloaded family link onto my son's phone first as I went through it said it would install family link on my phone and asked for a phone number. My number is linked to both email accounts. When it came time to set my email account as the administrator the only option was my business account. I tried signing out of both Gmail accounts, uninstalling the app from both phones nothing worked.

  77. Edward Fitzgerald-avatar

    Edward Fitzgerald

    2020-10-04T19:13:36.375Z

    All help screens advise that you can add a school account (needed for Google Classroom) from the child's device. However, it doesn't even give the option to add the school account!!! All latest versions of Chrome, Classroom and Family Link have been installed. Pleaee fix this bug!

  78. Neil Austin-avatar

    Neil Austin

    2020-08-22T20:37:59.349Z

    Really don't like that I can't remove it from accounts - it is incompatible with some of our kids' devices, meaning those devices are now unusable with the kids Google accounts and purchased apps. On compatible devices however it's actually very good and is helpful in keeping an eye on what they're up to, keeping them safe etc

  79. Peter J-avatar

    Peter J

    2020-09-24T03:26:47.378Z

    This app blocks and disables the Samsung Galaxy Store which prevents you from updating Samsung apps, downloading apps or purchasing apps from Samsung. Because it blocks the Galaxy store with no option to unblock it, you are forced to only use or buy apps from the Google Play store. Also, Samsung apps that have bugs or security issues cannot be fixed or updated.

  80. Ben Merckling Jr.-avatar

    Ben Merckling Jr.

    2020-09-26T13:43:03.942Z

    For the most part this app is awesome! I do have 2 complaints #1 is that you can't see real time what they are doing say you want to check & make sure they are doing there homework right now like you told the to Nope that ain't gonna happen! #2nd thing is after you lock there phone they can still receive and make phone calls to their friends but I do like everything else

  81. Sandi Sharber-avatar

    Sandi Sharber

    2020-09-05T17:43:17.335Z

    I love this app is so helpful! Always know exactly where my daughter is and if she's not behaving I can lock her phone or lock an app anytime I need to! I just wish it gave us more control over the kids' Gmail accounts! Why can't we read emails and be in charge of all settings!? Aren't they too young and we are their parents! Another cool feature would be if we could make them take pre-scheduled breaks after so much screen time/ app use!!

  82. Ralph Gooding-avatar

    Ralph Gooding

    2020-09-27T20:16:18.680Z

    Great app for responsable parents. Has just the right kind of controls needed. Works well, just had one incident of a delay so far. Initial set up between phones had a couple hiccups but I figured it out. Our teen has adjusted to live with it rather quickly.

  83. sai teja-avatar

    sai teja

    2020-08-25T18:38:25.651Z

    There is an issue in locking child's device. You lock it in your phone but it takes time to actually lock in the child's phone a lot of time . You should update the info for every 10 mins or less. My child plugs in the headphones just before the bedtime and listens to music all night. You should stop all background apps too.

  84. Serge Fedorow-avatar

    Serge Fedorow

    2020-09-23T20:57:50.629Z

    I need manage limits by apps category or white lists. For example, games - 1 hour a day from/to, learning apps - 2 hours from/to, google translate, maps and other reference apps - unlimited. Today my boys don't start Duolingo at all. Why? It takes their limited time to play games.

  85. cynthia haskin-avatar

    cynthia haskin

    2020-08-29T16:25:40.647Z

    This WAS working great. Then over night one of my kids was removed on MY END. App still install on both phones. When I tried to put him back on my phone it says it can't be done. I've even uninstalled and reinstalled it. Still can't get it to work for him. Other two kids working great.. Can't figure it out. Very frustrated right now.

  86. Carlos Alvarado-avatar

    Carlos Alvarado

    2020-10-09T03:22:23.966Z

    It should have a fuction to add more screen time schedules, not only screen time. Also interface is a little complicated. You need some experience to set it up the way you want

  87. Samuel Backfield-avatar

    Samuel Backfield

    2020-09-09T22:21:00.859Z

    I hate this app with a passion. Don't touch it unless you want to enter a nightmarish cycle of futility. I created a family group with one kid and unbeknownst to me my wife did the same with another. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MERGE THEM. the only "fix" is to delete (1) one child's Google account - and (2) delete the family group and then (3) get invited to join the other family group, and (4) create a new Google account for the child whose account was deleted. I've spent hours to no end.

  88. Kelly S-avatar

    Kelly S

    2020-09-18T11:13:43.264Z

    Great base app for being able to exert some control over a minor's phone. I do wish there was a way to make them need to rerequest an app after its been approved and deleted. So that it can't be reinstalled without asking for permission.

  89. keisha mason-avatar

    keisha mason

    2020-09-24T16:42:58.655Z

    Fantastic app, I love how I can keep an eye on everything my kids do online from my own phone. Easy to use and set up, It also gives me a huge peace of mind being able to track my kids when they are out. Would definitely recommend this app

  90. Titus-avatar

    Titus

    2020-09-01T23:07:11.929Z

    Works great! Installed on my kids' new phone a week ago. Great visibility and control of the apps on their phone that Ireally wanted to have. Without such, would be hard as a parent to hand them the phone. Still more work is needed by Google to make the App truly successful and keep up with the pace of technology. Keep it i up!

  91. Pippihontus-avatar

    Pippihontus

    2020-09-29T05:19:44.580Z

    Great app for keeping our daughter safe online, and limiting her screen time. Would be better though, if there were a separate block in the app for school time that kept her off games and such during school hours, especially since Covid-19 she's expected to use her phone with her school work.

  92. irfan beigh-avatar

    irfan beigh

    2020-10-02T05:24:43.199Z

    It's a lovely app but the main purpose of the app is not bring served which is restricting the use of some inherent android apps .. my kids have found another way to reach YouTube through Google app which cannot be disabled through family link .. is there some other way to restrict the youtube viewing ? And can we disable the Google app ?

  93. Luna Suriel-avatar

    Luna Suriel

    2020-10-03T19:08:17.697Z

    Really upsetting the way is setup. My child needs restriction on time of usage on the phone with games or apps but I still NEED gim to be able to call me in a case of anything that he can reach me!!! And he can't if i put a time restriction that's insane!!!!

  94. P S C-avatar

    P S C

    2020-10-08T22:59:37.638Z

    Google seriously needs to completely rework this app. It's an absolute disaster. - Cannot remove kids account unless deleting everything. - Adding/Removing sites to list doesn't work. - Will not allow Chromebook to delete account. - Bland and uninspiring look and feel.

  95. Beatriz-avatar

    Beatriz

    2020-08-26T05:35:59.966Z

    Love it! I looove that I can have control over their screen time ... no more hearing 5 more minutes please which then turned to an hour. I just set up screen time and bed time... also can see which apps and how long they were using them. Thank you for all your hard work.🙏

  96. Angela Grosvenor-avatar

    Angela Grosvenor

    2020-09-20T18:12:37.450Z

    Well, more a suggestion I guess.... but i also use Bark in addition to Family Link but I can't connect their gmail/YouTube accounts to be monitored due to Google's restrictions on 3rd party access - wish y'all would make an exception for parental apps. The Family Link functionality itself is good, though currently troubleshooting the Play Sound feature not working to help locate devices. It has worked great in the past though so probably just a bug. Customer Support has been great so far!

  97. Landlocked 07-avatar

    Landlocked 07

    2020-09-06T04:30:49.676Z

    Doesn't work at all. Kept looping back to the first stage of setting up parental controls when my child entered his password to allow parental controls. Went through the setup steps several times, with the same end result. Waste of time. Just keep your kid's device when you don't want them using it.

  98. Keston Pollard-avatar

    Keston Pollard

    2020-10-10T04:03:34.168Z

    Excellent app to manage kids devices i have an 11 yr old and he know when the phone shut down thats it 4 the day till nx day and it controls his usage also what apps he installs bcuz all apps must be approved by me. The location lil iffy but am not really using it 4 dat so it really doesnt bother me but other than that its an excellent app as i said before

  99. Ermine Ambleton-avatar

    Ermine Ambleton

    2020-09-28T19:52:39.806Z

    It's a fantastic app, which gives parents control over how much time children can spend on their phone. It is brilliant.

  100. Geoff Ashton-avatar

    Geoff Ashton

    2020-09-30T23:09:49.738Z

    THIS APP IS TOO EASY FOR CHILDREN TO HACK! GOOGLE NEEDS TO BE SMARTER THAN CHILDREN! Easy to set limits and turn off child's phone. The reason it is getting 2 stars is due to the locate child function. It takes too long to locate or doesn't locate at all. It needs to refresh quicker so you are able to track your child as they are moving. I use another app for this and it works perfectly. Please work on this issue Google. It should be a live update and exact location of your child at all times.

  101. Darren-avatar

    Darren

    2020-08-25T22:27:41.124Z

    Great app for keeping those kids unglued from their devices and keeping tabs on what they do BUT it has one huge flaw that has been reported on since 2018! You CAN NOT white list any apps, so once device is locked up kids can not do anything, no listening to music while they fall asleep or listen to say audible etc. You can not have educational apps be the only apps running during study time....NOPE NOTHING.

  102. gemannj-avatar

    gemannj

    2020-08-25T23:46:45.976Z

    Appalling. Have tried multiple times to connect and sort google accounts "this account can not be managed", made a new google account; followed instructions "this account can not be managed". Can't work if you can't even use it.

  103. Andy Juarez-avatar

    Andy Juarez

    2020-09-26T12:32:33.685Z

    Very helpfull. I can set time limits on my kid activity and control on the apps he wants to download. I you know how to work on the setings of course. I know where my kid is when im not around, and i choose the apps he wants. And other options as well.

  104. Tucker Carlson-avatar

    Tucker Carlson

    2020-10-06T21:00:09.146Z

    the articles for you feature in Chrome browser on my kid's device disappeared after the supervision arrangmemt was set up. changing various chrome related settings on my end didn't solve the problem. had to opt out altogether.

  105. Hussien Al Gaafary-avatar

    Hussien Al Gaafary

    2020-10-10T22:23:07.512Z

    It's a marvelous application, the most important feature has to be added to it is " a screenshot for the telephone of the child during the day " will make him a great app.

  106. Theresa Lugo-avatar

    Theresa Lugo

    2020-08-21T19:30:59.189Z

    I really love this app! The GPS location is on point for me, unsure for other people. I can make sure my kiddo don't download inappropriate apps and can block apps too. Plus, it's free! The husband also have access to the functions which is a plus. EDIT: ( 8/21/2020 - Star dropped) Downfall would be that once the phone is locked, child can't make phone calls or text messages, besides "emergencies" aka 911.

  107. Heather Phillips-avatar

    Heather Phillips

    2020-08-20T17:42:45.394Z

    User friendly and effective! As a parent, this app has been the best and easiest to use by far. Based on the low ratings on the children's app given by entitled kids, I'd say this app is a winner for parents who are actively parenting. Don't wait until you regret not monitoring your child's online behavior, internet dangers are very real and more common than you realize.

  108. Sadrine Charlemagne-avatar

    Sadrine Charlemagne

    2020-08-20T15:41:20.250Z

    I think this app is fantastic as I can monitor what my daughter does one her phone. It allows me to see where she is and decide what apps she is allowed to download. It also allows me to set times she can use the phone and lets me lock it when the time is up. Great app!!

  109. Tom Bombadil-avatar

    Tom Bombadil

    2020-09-16T14:45:09.290Z

    Great parental control over games and with kids messenger allows me to keep up to date with what's going on and help find a lost phone. Built in functions to set time limits and get permission to download apps. Very happy with the service.

  110. Olivia P. Rendon-avatar

    Olivia P. Rendon

    2020-09-20T13:14:57.234Z

    This is a great link that helps us take control of what our child can & cannot watch & how much time we want him on certain games & sites. This way he's not so hooked on technology & reads more books when he's off his phone. Love it. 👍🏼

  111. LaTricia Hendley-avatar

    LaTricia Hendley

    2020-09-19T12:42:27.337Z

    This app is ABSOLUTELY 💯% AMAZING. It allows me to monitor what my son downloads on his tablet and watchs. Alot of other should consider it getting. It also has a time setting on where it locks and unlocks which I love. I set the restrictions so everything has to be approved by me. IT'S A GREAT APP!!!

  112. Ryan Hubbard-avatar

    Ryan Hubbard

    2020-09-02T15:08:22.637Z

    The worst. Kids can't access approved sites. Can't install YouTube even though they're a teen profile with an error that it isn't available for kids (according to docs YouTube is only blocked under 13 year old profiles). Even tried mature 17 profile and still blocked. Documentation is out of date. Family link is confusing and doesn't even work well.

  113. Eve Smith-avatar

    Eve Smith

    2020-10-05T00:53:24.854Z

    Easy to use. Great for monitoring your child's phone usage. You can see what apps they use, how long they've been on that app and you can easily set a bedtime so their phone no longer works after that time.

  114. Lennon Emmanuel-avatar

    Lennon Emmanuel

    2020-10-02T18:08:55.710Z

    Accounts managed by Family Link are not allowed to sign here. How is then my 5 year old supposed to use things like Classrooms on Chrome PC with her account? No one at Google is offering a straight answer just automated responses and referrals from one department to another. I am strongly thinking of uninstalling the whole thing even.

  115. Koos van der Kolk-avatar

    Koos van der Kolk

    2020-08-25T11:50:29.759Z

    The app does the basic stuff pretty well. The main disadvantage (causing me to look for an alternative) is that you cannot whitelist certain apps, e.g. school apps, that should not be taken into account when determining the daily limit. Now my child is being 'punished' for spending more time on homework!

  116. Naveen Akode-avatar

    Naveen Akode

    2020-09-26T01:20:24.463Z

    Nice App! This type of app is needed to control kid's activities by parents. Parents can limit access to kid's who are using mobile phones to avoid use of unwanted apps. It is simple and easy to work with this app.

  117. Ravi Kumar-avatar

    Ravi Kumar

    2020-09-29T06:15:47.262Z

    Superb app with lot of controls. Few suggestions 1. Message on the locked screen. Ex-Time for Dinner/Take a Break 2. Approval for reinstall an app. 3. Breaks for continuous screen time.

  118. Sampat Aheer-avatar

    Sampat Aheer

    2020-10-04T11:47:37.561Z

    Great app for controlling children's activities on their phone. But dear google this app can be more powerful if developers add the feature for controling different phones logged in using same google accounts. Like separeted time permissions for apps on both the phones. And screen mirroring over the internet without any connection lime wifi or usb.

  119. Sasha Sklar-avatar

    Sasha Sklar

    2020-10-05T21:08:49.293Z

    The app is missing basic features: * Can't manage screentime per app. * Can't make different times for different devices. So if you want to limit screentime or apps it's all or nothing. We'll have to try paid third party apps.

  120. Robin Mead-avatar

    Robin Mead

    2020-08-30T04:20:02.826Z

    Would give it 5, however the screen time limits will only allow my kids to receive calls, but won't get notifications and they can't call out, I wish there was a screen time limit that let you opt to still access the phone AND allows for making calls and sending text with everything else disabled. One of the main reasons we got them phones is because we don't have a landline, but want them to be able to call and text without being glued to their phone all day.

  121. Mohd Hafiz Ariffin-avatar

    Mohd Hafiz Ariffin

    2020-08-23T07:10:49.592Z

    Additional feature like "session" could be useful to break children time on gadgets. E.g. 2 hours playtime with 30min break, then another 2 hours playtime before another 30min break. Other features like "additional bonus time" could be given individually "not upon device locking" but at "any time".

  122. Sky Wickenden-avatar

    Sky Wickenden

    2020-09-13T18:44:45.982Z

    The playstore is always available unless the phone is completely locked. So they can always spend time watching trailers and ads. Also, there is no way of grouping apps together. So I can't for example limit all games to an hour whilst keeping messaging apps available

  123. Matt Dolan-avatar

    Matt Dolan

    2020-09-17T18:46:00.745Z

    Half baked. Locks a family group and their location but doesn't give an option to change the family address. I moved country and I have to delete the family group and my kid's account to get into the new play store. Google support are useless despite 3 attempts at chat and literally providing them the support articles I've tried.

  124. Jon Roach-avatar

    Jon Roach

    2020-09-20T15:15:46.276Z

    sadly zero stars not an option. incredibly restrictive. My 11 year old wants to watch you tube and play games on google play - this app makes it impossible to do these things.. I now have to delete his account, uninstall this horrible invasive app and start again with a new account Come on Google - SORT IT OUT!

  125. Toni Viney-avatar

    Toni Viney

    2020-09-26T11:01:30.385Z

    Love this app. I give my daughter 2 hours screen time a day. She needs approval for apps so I can keep track of what is appropriate and what's not. I can track where she is and I can turn off her phone from anywhere.

  126. Fernando Cardoso-avatar

    Fernando Cardoso

    2020-09-26T14:47:37.205Z

    Good but with exceptions. Time scheduling sometimes does not work properly.

  127. John Stephanou-avatar

    John Stephanou

    2020-09-25T13:07:45.954Z

    Liking the tool very much. Just one thing that would improve it through would be the option to remove devices under accounts via the app and not have to log into chrome on a laptop to do it.

  128. Carlos Hernandez-avatar

    Carlos Hernandez

    2020-09-30T18:17:51.648Z

    Very good app let's me control what my child can have access to such as apps etc and it let's me track where the device is also very good

  129. Impress-avatar

    Impress

    2020-09-30T01:08:38.674Z

    Of course kids hate it 🤣 wish there were more comprehensive sets so I could set the device to lock according to schedule. I use this mostly so devices aren't used when it's isn't scheduled, good for digital wellbeing. It works great for that just needs better lock scheduling. It's not about tracking or anything so stop it on the app for kids of this one with the fake negative reviews and trying to brainwash people to your inferior opinions. This works great for helping children learn temprance

  130. Ausma Osite-avatar

    Ausma Osite

    2020-10-01T21:32:47.840Z

    My child found a way to "extend" the bed time. If you cast Netflix or Disney+ or any other video from the device to TV even if the device shuts down for bed time the casting is still going. Is there a way to update the system that it will "kill" the casting once lockdown is active?

  131. Akash kumar-avatar

    Akash kumar

    2020-10-03T03:02:32.411Z

    It is one of the worst app....😠 I tried to stop supervision of my child It says that if you do it then you will also loss your data like contacts,photos, videos etc which are available in my child's account It's very bad....for it... I also see some apps using Which i had blocked from family link

  132. Marten Gransow-Broockmann-avatar

    Marten Gransow-Broockmann

    2020-08-16T18:28:57.898Z

    Very good apps and had never any problems. I'm missing the function to put the apps in groups and give each group a time limit or a special time to use them. For example. I would like to put all games in one category and say she can read on the Kindle app whenever she wants but the games only at special times...

  133. Cairns Cake Lady-avatar

    Cairns Cake Lady

    2020-08-20T07:54:45.736Z

    There is an unacceptably long time delay between child installing apps & Parent account being updated.Time Limits dont work! Child can freely install everything from Galaxy Store & browse the internet to ANY site. There is no where to place app restrictions on Samsung Internet Browser nor galaxy store. [Update] if you download the the galaxy store and browser then restrict it. Previously I had removed it from device before restricting it.

  134. Amber Turknett-avatar

    Amber Turknett

    2020-08-28T19:44:29.668Z

    It works really well. Little difficult getting YouTube before their 13; haven't figured that out yet. Also I can't get it to have multiple devices connected to one child and the total time be 1 hour. It makes it 1 hour on each device.

  135. Sanjay Bhoite-avatar

    Sanjay Bhoite

    2020-09-24T05:44:21.533Z

    Good application to control and monitor usage of various app on Kids mobile . The only suggestion is to include schedule for day as well like bedtime schedule. Which will help to restrict kid to use mobile during online school time

  136. ItsJustmeJÅHJÅH Queen-avatar

    ItsJustmeJÅHJÅH Queen

    2020-09-09T16:06:19.347Z

    As a child that has to deal with this app everyday since last year I've hated .You literally have to ask for every single app that you want, cant get the apps that is 13+ because it's going to flagged as inappropriate, have to ask to go to a website, your phone has a bedtime in which it locks ect.What's the point of giving your child a phone if your not going to let them do anything on it and try to control there every move. DONT GIVE YOUR CHILD A PHONE IF ALL YOUR GOING TO DO IS TAKE OVER IT :)

  137. Najmu dn-avatar

    Najmu dn

    2020-09-28T16:28:57.214Z

    Some apps are permanently blocked .For example, YouTube may be hidden on a child's phone or may not be open. And not all apps are controlled by the parent and some are permanently hidden. Non-Google parent apps do not have this problem. So fill in the blanks for this app

  138. Lyndsay Monks-avatar

    Lyndsay Monks

    2020-08-29T17:43:37.260Z

    Family link is fantastic!! It means I can keep a subtle eye on what my 11 year old does with his Phone. I authorise his downloads, and can monitor how long he spends on different apps, I can even limit his time on the phone by setting shutdown times, and can locate his phone within 3 meters.

  139. Ace Alreb Veloso-avatar

    Ace Alreb Veloso

    2020-08-21T12:33:46.930Z

    Can't even access the app itself, always trying to verify my age and still the error message "something's not right, try again" pops out over and over again. I dunno if it was because of OS issue but did try on my other device (another Redmi Note) and was completely working.

  140. Ollie Francis-avatar

    Ollie Francis

    2020-09-19T07:33:11.592Z

    Essential parenting. I would really appreciate being able to group apps together and set timers, so I can limit the amount of time my kid plays games in total without preventing access to camera and messaging apps, but that's not here yet.

  141. Tim Lawless-avatar

    Tim Lawless

    2020-09-22T18:22:30.485Z

    Much improved! The original app was way too restrictive but it looks like they have made it a little more lax. I only use this to prevent YouTube watching during school hours and it does that perfectly.

  142. Mahavir Deshlahra-avatar

    Mahavir Deshlahra

    2020-09-05T15:01:41.156Z

    Fantastic features, easy to use, good to control. Only issue is youtube should be allowed to kids in the same normal youtube app and parent should be able to set if links from play store can be seen, and age restrictions etc etc. We are facing difficulties in youtube and have to open guest account and use youtube

  143. Jaime Skiff-avatar

    Jaime Skiff

    2020-08-31T15:28:37.435Z

    This app is great. I have complete control over the apps the my children can download and easily remove apps if I find out later they are inappropriate. I also love how easy it is to control their screen time and reward them with extra for good behavior. It also keeps me in the know if they try to change there password.

  144. Esmeralda Barajas-avatar

    Esmeralda Barajas

    2020-09-28T17:13:11.850Z

    It works great, I use it to track my son but its a little slow on location and doesn't tell you the exact location. They could be at a certain address but it will say "near so and so address"

  145. Chris Thomas-avatar

    Chris Thomas

    2020-08-31T19:40:08.795Z

    For the most part family link is an exceptional app. However, there are some flaws. But before i get into the flaws, here is a pertinent question. Can the child access blocked content using Google assistant? In relation to the flaws previously mentioned, please tweak your app to address these weaknesses. 1) on some devices, i have noticed that the child is able to bypass the bedtime lock screen by toggling some combination of the recent apps button and the home button. 2) Why is the child able to reinstall deleted apps without parent permission? 3) Although a rating is in place and certain websites are restricted, the child is still able to view blocked content via certain in-app browsers. 4) Should have the ability to adjust time limits for apps for each device independently. 5) the child has unrestricted access to download and install apps from app stores other than google play.(eg huawei app gallery).

  146. EA Ali-avatar

    EA Ali

    2020-09-18T15:43:42.492Z

    Good app. It would be great if it allowed for multiple windows of time to be on/off for kids to use, allow for access to a site/app only in certain days/times and limit time spent by the app/site per day.

  147. Juanita Ortega-avatar

    Juanita Ortega

    2020-09-25T13:05:27.574Z

    It's been very helpful in allowing me to monitor and have conversations with my daughter about her activity on her phone. I also like that I can pinpoint her location if I ever needed to.

  148. Shonita Ratcliff-avatar

    Shonita Ratcliff

    2020-09-02T22:05:21.526Z

    Love that I can monitor my 7 year old time. Love how you can limit play time for each individual app or for the tablet as a whole. You can lock it all together. You can set a bed time. I just love all the features! Definitely recommend!

  149. KRISHNA MAURYA-avatar

    KRISHNA MAURYA

    2020-09-06T17:36:22.371Z

    Dear developer please allow some essential things like phone, torch , calculator, sms when phone is locked ( when bed time or when daily uses is over ) i think it is good for their safty. I m using this for my daughter from last 1 year and that is very good app but i feel somtimes if these option can be available for her then it will be benifitial.

  150. Sara Stephens-avatar

    Sara Stephens

    2020-09-13T18:00:51.371Z

    Great way to keep track of kids! The only downfall is my SD can't watch any YouTube videos besides YouTube kids, which I understand, but it would be nice to have the option to turn off and on- so we could set certain limits ourselves.