Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 1.72.17978
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 191.63 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.59792
From 115,276 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.



  • Apple phones

    By nicknamess0000
    It’s really difficult to get it to work on iPhones .
  • to parents

    By msxmy
    Though this app may be useful for younger kids, I personally believe parents should refrain from using these apps for their teens. These kinds of apps feel extremely controlling and manipulative and may make your child feel paranoid. I can confirm this myself. Through tough times, when my parents weren’t there for me, many online friends were and blocking your child from communicating with their friends can really hurt and greatly impact a child’s health. So, instead of monitoring them 24/7 and limiting their phone use talk to your children !! If you really care for them give them their needed space and privacy but keep supporting them as parents. If you think something is wrong speak to them instead of taking away what may be benefiting them instead of, what you may think, is hurting them.

    By ⓝⓔⓐⓣⓗⓔⓕⓔⓡⓡⓔⓣ🦝
    Instead of getting this app please take time to monitor your child and talk to them about things. Controlling your child’s phone only harms them by giving them no privacy and making them feel like they cannot talk to you or they are not trusted. I deeply recommend teaching your children about internet safety and monitoring your children by seeing what apps they have and what they do on social media (or other similar things) manually. This just creates a toxic environment for you and your kid. - A 12 year old
  • Needs selective app blocking for settings

    By AppleTransplant
    Had to download a secondary app to block the settings app and other selected apps that Family link wouldn’t manage. Other than that, the app approval and management is fairly easy.
  • This app saved my life

    By desskye
    I love this app I love how he allows me to monitor my child every move and activity
  • Worst App In History Besides TikTok

    By xgfzxgvhjvbj
    I have read many reviews made my kids who have been literally torn apart by google. I am 12. My parents have not put on any major restrictions, however Google does plenty of that. The “oops try watching this on YouTube kids” is literally interfering with school and my social and mental life. I recommend lying to Google about kids Birthdays so they don’t have to deal with googles restictions. There are so many uselsss internet and app restictions. Not from my parents! From Google! Bring down googles restictions! RIP family link!!!!
  • Hate this , thank you pls read

    By hate family lonk forever
    Hate the app from a child’s perspective all of the rules ,and everything about no one wants to watch kids YouTube. You can’t even find anything you like it’s all for babies no eleven or twelve year old wants to watch to a grown man or woman play with toys. if you find something decent it’s in a different language I would give a zero star if I could. In all parents just want the app to control their kid in my opinion.
  • For android devices only

    By Eileen perez m
    To have a YouTube account, you first need a Google account. I made my kids one and now have this family link app. It is supposed to track data for your childs Google account but this does not work for Apple devices with the YouTube app. The YouTube app shows my kids Google email but it is not signed in. Should I be able to see my kids history on this app? It doesn’t show anything. How can I see my kids history?
  • Something missing

    By Twin mom 1654087
    Need to be able to allow some apps even when phone is locked.
  • Typical google experience

    By ogabogahotoutsmorgan
    No YouTube app allowed lol fail wish Apple would make something like the chromebook under 600 for the youngsters what youngster doesn’t want the standard already heavily censored YouTube app craziness