Google Family Link

Google Family Link

By Google LLC

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2017-04-13
  • Current Version: 2.13.25634
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 173.01 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
Score: 4.59776
From 165,821 Ratings


Google Family Link is a parental controls app that helps you keep your family safer online. We know that every family’s relationship with technology is unique, so we designed tools like Family Link that give you the flexibility to choose the right balance for your family, and help them create healthy digital habits. Family Link’s easy to use tools allow you to understand how your child is spending time on their device, see their device location, manage privacy settings, and more. With Family Link, you can: Establish Digital Ground Rules • Set screen time limits — Family Link lets you set downtime for your child’s device and time limits for apps, so you can help them find a healthy balance. • Guide them to age-appropriate content — Approve or block apps your child wants to download. Family Link also allows you to choose the right YouTube experience for your child: a supervised experience on YouTube, or YouTube Kids. Manage and secure your child’s account • Protect their privacy — Permissions management in Family Link allow you to make meaningful choices about your child’s data. View and manage permissions for websites and extensions accessed through Chrome as well as apps downloaded on your child’s device. • Secure their account — Family Link gives you access to manage your child's account and data settings. As a parent, you can help change or reset your child’s password if they forget it, edit their personal information or even delete their account if you feel necessary. Stay connected on the go • See where they are — It’s helpful to be able to find your family when they’re on the go. With Family Link, you can locate your children on one map, as long as they’re carrying their device. • Get notifications and alerts — Family Link delivers critical notifications including when your child arrives or leaves a certain location. You can also ring devices and view the device’s remaining battery life. 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. In addition, purchase approvals will apply only when your child makes a purchase through Google Play’s billing system and will not apply to purchases made through alternate billing systems. 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 such as Play, Google, etc. • To see the location of your child or teen’s device, the device must be powered on, recently active, and connected to the internet through data or wifi. • Family Link parental controls are only available for supervised Google accounts. With supervised Google Accounts, children get access to Google products like Search, Chrome, and Gmail, and parents can set up basic digital ground rules to supervise them. • While Family Link provides tools to manage your child’s online experience and keep them safer online, it does not make the internet safe. Family Link can not determine the content on the internet, but it can give parents the opportunity to make decisions about how their child spends time on their device, and determine what path to online safety looks best for your family.




    By a13xis🥰
    I am now 14 and i got an email on my chromebook that said i was ready to handle my own account and remove parental controls so i clicked on it… BIG MISTAKE!!! It turned off my laptop and when it came back on its now saying i need a parent access code to get back into it. Like oh not that big of a deal just look at the code… BUT THATS WHERE THE PROBLEM COMES IN!!! My mom went onto the family link app and went onto the right account and it doesn’t show the family… its just asking DOES YOUR KID HAVE AN ACCOUNT ALREADY? And u cant click on anything else but yes or no. So when we click yes is says go onto the childs device and go to settings to add it… BUT I CANT GO TO SETTING ON MY LAPTOP UNTIL I GET THE CODE AND I CANT GET THE CODE UNTIL I OPEN MY LAPTOP!!! I am very mad right now that this app is stopping me from going onto my laptop:( and when we try to do it online there is no spot that says get parent access code!!! This is a big problem that they need to fix and i am very mad rn!!! DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID!!!!
  • Love this app!

    By Mamagrove88
    This app has been a good send for our family and managing what our child is exposed to as well as how much screen time etc they can have. Highly suggest for any parent because you can control their phone right from your. Have access to their location and see how much time they spend on what apps etc. I could keep on raving about how helpful and beneficial this has been for our family.
  • Good

    By LuxKKim2
  • Just not a good app

    By Nopiete123
  • Leaving/arriving home notifications and lock/unlocking/bonus time

    By ...nick.names.taken
    Do not rely on this so much. There have been times when it’s notified my son leaving the house and he was home with me in the living room with his phone in front of us. Unlocking/locking/bonus feature also doesn’t work as quickly as you’d want it to.
  • It’s a little bit slow

    By Little Tim Tim 576
    But overall it a great app
  • Mamayoungest

    By mamayoungest
    I enjoying it
  • It works for our needs

    By EdgarGnozo
    Just using it to track time and apps on the phone and it does it very well.
  • Fantastic

    By FoundRedFox
    Everything I need. Manage all 5 children’s multiple devices on app.
  • Mom Worse Then A FED!!

    By TheTeamBoys
    I Love this app! I’ve had it for a few years now, I want to thank your team for creating this app! I have two boys and let me tell you; when they would act up the phone was On LOCKBDOWN!! Especially my eldest son who is an Adult with Special Needs, this app serves as a way to know where he is if He gets in trouble or his programs Administrators need to locate him they call me to know his location and find out if he’s safe when he stays outside of his apartment! So guys Thank you so very much. I do want to say that lately the accuracy of the Time of Arrival and Departure need to be fixed. Thank you again! V.