Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.44.13931
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 123.68 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 44,068 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.



  • Just wow - this stinks

    By Rlkozar
    As a parent even I think this app is horrible and not user friendly.
  • Awesome app

    By Midnite Blk
    I love this app, totally awesome to keep monitor of what my little 4 year old watch and play. Prefect for when its bedtime. I love it
  • Disappointed

    By cjp1297
    Why have the parents version of this app available in the apple App Store and not have the kids version available? It makes this app unusable to parents because we do not have the kids version that needs to be downloaded to my daughters phone. I loved the app when when both had an android. But android to iPhone this app is unusable and pointless. 😤
  • Needed

    By pusnsac83
    It would be great to have the actual application as well as the parental controls. I can track one kiddo but not another. The piece of mind is amazing when you get to use it.
  • How is children teen app not on apple App Store but parental one is

    By almeadows
    I was super excited about using this for my daughters phone until I realized that the children and teen app is not available for download on apple App Store.
  • Great

    By Lilig0709
    I love the fact that I can see what my child is getting into. I already had to decline some apps that she wanted to download. I’m glad dad can also see what’s going on. You can never be too careful now a days
  • Stupid and useless

    By KayPigTurtle
    I tried doing what the app told me to do, but my son’s phone wouldn’t pull it’s end of the bargain! He’s had his account for 4 years now, and we haven’t had any problems at all until this stupid thing happened. I trust him, and he uses his account safely. While I understand why some people would love this whole thing, I hate it, because my son is 12 and can’t use his account anymore.
  • Great

    By AlanaChanel
    This app is absolutely great. I love it.
  • Google decides 13 is mature enough

    By Ress99
    I would leave a five star rating, however my daughter turned 13 now and google decided she was old enough to take full control. Yeah right google. I’ll do the parenting thank you. Anyhow, now I have to make my daughter a new google account and apparently lie about her age. She won’t have access to all her old files. Thanks Google for attempting to raise my child but I got it from here. I encourage more people to leave negative reviews on this issue until google decides to make it right.
  • Doesn’t function

    By thepokergod
    Half the items can’t be clicked