Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.51.14807
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 134.73 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 52,891 Ratings


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.




  • Locked up

    By Giner11
    I went to delete this app from mine and my sons phone and it has completely locked his phone up... so bad where I sent it off to get fixed and the repair store couldn’t even do a hard reset on it. The phone is a paper weight now! Apparently there is a certain way to log off and delete app from the devices
  • GPS

    By annyoded parent
    The app seems to almost never get the location of my kids phone.. no matter where we/they are the locations never connects.
  • Doesn’t seem to want to load

    By rmparrish
    In theory, the app looks like it would be a great asset in my home. However, I have yet to make it function properly.
  • Difficult

    By kapr420
    This is very hard to work
  • Does not block dating sites

    By Lmhscrpgrl
    I have FamilyLink and am not happy that my son was able to stumble upon a nasty dating site while surfing the net. I can block that particular site, but there are many more. There is no filter that can control this on FamilyLink. Or if there is, it’s BURIED in all the features. Also, you can only see your child’s browsing history from the chrome book, but you can only erase browsing history from your phone. Not easy to use, not easy to finely tune, and I don’t feel like I can safely let him look things up anymore.
  • Rate pestering

    By josephmscott
    App pesters you for a rating, again.
  • Very sketchy instructions

    By frbcustomer
    Trying to change profile photo for my daughter who is under 13 and it’s a nightmare.
  • Impossible to set up

    By ReviewIwrite
    Super buggy.
  • Hard to edit settings

    By Movie Hack
    I’m finding the process of editing privileges for my son’s apps on his Chromebook to be not at all intuitive.
  • invasion of privacy

    By AbbyMellark
    you’d think at 16 a kid (WHOS NEVER BEEN IN ANY SORT IF TROUBLE) would be allowed to operate her own phone but no. thanks for invading my privacy and giving my mom even more ways to control me