Your child is the Android screen time out of control. Here it is, as in – CNET

Your child is the Android screen time out of control. Here’s how to clean it in – CNET


family-link is a simple way to keep tabs on their children’s screen time. 

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in the last couple of weeks, I think it is fair to say that we parents have all but solved our screen time limits for our children. With most of us under the stay-at-home orders and school cancelled, let the children of phones and tablets more than usual, use the new standard. But, it is still a good idea to know what you are doing. Google’s Family-Link parental control on Android devices a children’s game. Seriously, I Apple TV-so easy and flexible would like to.

If you have children under the age of 13, you’re near-complete control over your Android phones by the family Link. For children over 13 years old, you still have the controls, but you can disable the function on your own (don’t worry, you will receive a warning when that happens). 

With an app such as family Link will help you slowly get in their time in front of the screen of a specific application or the device as a whole. Here’s what you need to know to get started. 

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These are the Android devices with Google-family-Link

family Link is a free Android app that runs on any phone or tablet with Android 7.0 or higher. You can check the Android version by opening the settings app, scroll to the bottom of the list, and tap on About phone

According to Google, you can use the family Link on some Android 5.0 and Android 6.0 devices, but it is trial and error to get it working. The “- characters on a Android device” section of this support page guides you through various scenarios. 

If your child is the device will run Android 10, family Link installed, of the device and does not require the right app. 

parents can manage a family Link account from any Android device running Android 5.0 or higher, as well as a iPhone with iOS 9 or later.



setting up Before you begin, you must know your Google account information, such as your child or children, if you already have an account. If you don’t, that is all right, the family Link app guides you through the creation of a. 

you also need to have both devices close to each other. 

you can Start with the setting of the family Link to your account. If you go a device with Android 10, open the settings app, then on Google > child lock > entry. Select the parent and follow the instructions. 

On your child’s device, either start family Link on the settings app on an Android 10 device, or download the family Link app from the Play Store and open it. Select the option to say the device is for a child, and then select your child’s Google account and follow the instructions. 

you will be prompted to sign in to your Google account, so you can associate it with the account of your child, as the parental account. Then you will have some basic account controls. 

The initial setup process only takes a few minutes, and after it is finished, you will be able to remotely change the settings and restrictions from the family Link app on your phone. 


The Google family Link feed shows you all kinds of important information. 

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Just how much time your child spend with the phone?

When you open the family Link app, you will be able to see where your child’s Android phone or tablet, set to go with a quick overview of the time spent in its top apps and the day before going to sleep Tap on one of the cards in the feed, to view more information or adjust the settings. 

For example, you can lock the phone to your child before bedtime, and then you unlock prevent in the morning, in the middle-of-the-night gaming sessions. 

taxes, General time on the screen, set a daily time, which can be adjusted by the day of the week. 

you can also set the app deadlines, e.g. 60 minutes in Fortnite per day, or block specific apps with a few finger tips. It’s all really easy to use and to understand. 

I suggest that the selection of any other card and explore its settings and functions. There are a lot in the family Link-feed, but it is broken down into intuitive sections that are easy to navigate. 



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more advanced settings

the feed is another option, with the inscription settings Manage. This is where you go to check whether authorization is required before an app can be purchased, restrictions on use of content for web pages in Chrome and enforcement of the filters in the Google search. 

you will also be able to view all the apps installed on the Android device and can block an app, when you need them. 

The location will show you where the cell phone of your child, as long as it is turned on and connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. Your child will receive a notification on the phone, when you change the view of its location. Think of it as a way of building trust and opening a line of communication between the two of them.nbsp;

as soon As you are comfortable spending the amount of time your child is on an Android phone or tablet, take a few minutes to all about Android 10 learning. We even have a guide to go through all the fancy new Android-10-gestures and improved parental control.

Released on Thu, 30 Apr 2020 12:00:04 +0000

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