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Android

Parental Controls For Google Play

Parental controls for Android devices are…well, lacking to say the least. If you are looking for a phone for a teenager or a tablet for a child you just aren’t going to get much help from the Android Platform in terms of screen time or access to unwanted content or apps.  If you prefer or already have Android devices, but also want to limit what is being accessed on them, then you will need to install a third party filter like TheCleanerNet to keep those users safe online.

With that being said there are a few things you can do to prevent adult or mature rated apps and content from being downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Instructions Provided By Google

How Google Play parental controls work

  • Parental controls only apply to the Android device you added them on. To add parental controls on another device, repeat the steps below on the other devices.
  • If you have multiple users on a device, you can set up different parental controls for each person.
  • The person who sets up parental controls will create a PIN that needs to be entered to remove or change the parental controls.

Set up parental controls

  1. On the device you want parental controls on, open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. In the top left corner, tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Parental controls.
  3. Turn on Parental controls.
  4. Create a PIN. This prevents people who don’t know the PIN from changing your parental control settings. If you’re setting up parental controls on your child’s device, choose a PIN they don’t already know.
  5. Tap the type of content you want to filter.
  6. Choose how to filter or restrict access.

Once you set up parental controls, you can turn them on or off. When you turn them back on and create a new PIN, your old settings will come back. This helps you share a device with people who don’t need parental controls.