How to set up parental controls on your Android Smartphone


How to use Android Parent Controls ?

The Smartphone usage is increasing day by day and it has become an integral part of our daily lives. Some of our tasks are completely depending on the Smartphone. Younger generation especially children are spending hours on the Smartphone accessing various types of content and applications which may impact on their mental state or level. Being a responsible parent, you should understand that the internet world is not completely safe and initially your child needs your guidance to be safe while surfing internet. With the fast growing technology, there are many options available to protect your child from online threats. If you are an Android User, let’s learn how to enable or set up parent control on your Smartphone.

Follow the below given instructions to set up and enable the Parent control on your Android Smartphone:

  • To control your child’s access to the Smartphone, you need to create a new user account under your child’s name.
  • Open “Settings”.
  • Now scroll down to “User and Accounts”, tap “User” and tap on “Add User.”
  • Tap on the “Set Up Now” to create a new account. You will be asked to enter your password or unlocking pattern to confirm your identity.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts. In case of your child’s existing Google account, tap “More Options” to create a new Google account.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts and configure options that you want or do not want for your child’s user account.
  • Many options can be selected to restrict your child’s access to multiple features of the Smartphone.

How to prevent the purchases?

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap User, then tap the child’s account.
  • Open Play Store and tap “Settings.”
  • Select “Require authentication for purchases.”
  • Select “For all Purchases”. Here you need to enter the password every time you want to make a purchase.

How to filter the content?

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap User, then tap the child’s account.
  • Open Play Store and tap on settings.
  • Now, enable the parental control switch and set up a new pin.
  • On this screen, you may select the type of content you want for your child’s access.

 How to disable unauthorized apps?

  • Open “security” from the settings menu.
  • Third-party applications can be disabled by changing the “Unknown Sources”.


With the above mentioned instructions, you may restrict your child’s access to inadequate content and keep them safe from various online threats on the Android Smartphone.


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