Google Family Link

Rating Google Family Link - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 18+
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About Google Family Link

Google Family Link is an app that lets you control how your kids use their smartphones. Google Family Link is a free Android and iOS parental control app which covers the child-protecting basics, but not much else.

Google Family Link Review

Google Family Link is a free app that works with Android and iOS devices to allow parents to keep track of their children’s digital activity. Google Family Link provides easy access to content filtering settings in Google apps like Search, Chrome and YouTube (via its Restricted Mode), for instance, but Family Link doesn't otherwise try to block unsuitable web content.

Family Link is basic, but Google isn't pretending otherwise. It's an effective way to enforce Google's restrictions in its own products (Search, Play Store, Chrome, YouTube) and that could be enough for some users, but if power is a priority you'll want to look elsewhere.

How much does Google Family Link cost?

Google Family Link is free. You don't have to pay even a cent to unlock its full potential. This is a great alternative for those who are on a budget.

What are the key benefits of the app for parents?

Once the app is set up on both the parent and child’s device, it allows parents to remotely approve and block apps on the child’s device, manage screen time and remotely lock the device when it’s time to play, study or sleep.

Use Family Link to Set Limits on Screen Time

Family Link allows you to set a daily limit and bedtime, which shut down the device. These times can be customized by day. It is a popular to set  up Android Screen Time easily.

You can also lock your child's device with the Lock Devices Now feature. The device instantly shuts down until you turn off the setting.

Family Link only works with Android and iOS, a problem if you have a laptop or two you'd like to protect. Kaspersky Safe Kids, Net Nanny and some others protect both mobiles and desktop devices.

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Download Google Family Link

You can download Google Family Link on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Google Family Link app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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