Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current IOS App Version: 1.33.12914
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 127.68 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 32,504 IOS App 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.



  • Stopped Working

    By H_Kelly
    Worked fine for a long time, now it keeps crashing on my child’s phone. I can’t give him his phone back until I find something that works. I’ve wasted so much time trying to fix it. So disappointing.
  • تطبيق ابوي لمتابعة الاطفال🇱🇾

    By mhde al shobke
    من الواضح انه جميل جدا ولكني للامانه مازلت انجرب فيه
  • Recommended

    By jennypettite
    Really good!! I so happy
  • Great! But......

    By BusyMama04
    I love this app! I know what apps my daughter is using too much, where she is if she’s with friends. But, I wish I could put a timer on the apps she uses too much of.
  • Really difficult to use

    By mcrobot
    For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get this to work with Google Home. Google as usual has horrible instructions.
  • Great, but needs options when phone locked!!

    By MStimmel
    I would give this app 5 stars. I changed my kids birth year, to accommodate my older kids. I still want to be able to see what my 14 year-old is doing. That’s my right and to keep them safe. That aside, everything works awesome! Love that when they should be studying I can take the distraction away. However, if they’ve gone over their screen time allowance and the phone is locked it’s now just a glorified paper weight. There is no option for them to contact me or family in case of an emergency or other reasons?!?! The app locks the phone but won’t allow contact to anyone I designate. Needs updated!!!
  • Best internet and device limiting/monitoring app

    By us3suprheros
    The best internet and device limiting app/monitoring for the price. I live that I can turn off access from my phone. See what the kids spend their time on and block specific apps.
  • App deleted my pic why?

    By dad'.
    I had a picture on here and somehow it’s gone tried adding another but the app won’t let me, other then that the app does what it’s supposed to do
  • Parent

    By tyitdt
    Very good for kids and supervising your child websites apps everything monitors the use and Where the phone is located
  • Completely useless

    By gthornock
    My kids all have gsuite accounts on a family domain. Apparently that means their accounts can't be managed with this tool... All I'm looking for is a "simple" parental controls app like the one on my Mac, for my Chromebook. Is that so much to ask? (Apparently it is...)