Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.41.13643
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 125.07 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 39,356 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.



  • Got to do more work on it

    By Benjaming
    Life 360 is 100% Is Excellent better than family link

    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

    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

    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

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

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

    By jakqpqhsoqhqiwhqyq
    في البدايه كان
  • Do not download this!

    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!

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

    By Buyerabc
    Very non intuitive