Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.63.16436
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 147.25 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.61935
From 82,309 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.



  • Stupid

    By totallynotrosey_1026
    Just stupid
  • Unable to install on child’s phone

    By Dkonieczko
    Not worth the time it only has the parents portion missing the family kids and teens portion don’t waste your time downloading you can’t use it
  • Cannot remove members

    By TerribleArt
    There is no way to remove family members.
  • Really hard to get anything set up

    By potterGeorgia
    Such a giant pain in the ass
  • best app

    By warzeer.m
    best application ever
  • Disappointing solution

    By Lisahatespickles
    We had to remove this from both my children’s chrome books for school. All the videos teachers sent for them to watch wouldn’t open because it blocks YouTube. Utterly pointless when my kids can’t do their school work.
  • Great

    By king G06
    I love it
  • Utter crap

    By Fred20002
    Utter crap
  • Ugh

    By Couple:)
    It’s stupid I have to approve way to much and can’t get rid of the app now
  • Families google is impossible

    By Hochipad
    Impossible to allow my kids to download under my supervision. Microsoft has family permissions done right.