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How to allow "Unknown source" on Family Link managed Chromebook 1 Recommended Answer 6 Replies 146 Upvotes
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I have a Chromebook in developer mode that had "Unknown sources" turned on for Android apps (this worked fine). But, after enabling Family Link management, the setting is now "Disabled by administrator". 

From some reading it appears this can be managed from the parental Family Link app for pure Android devices, but this is a Chromebook, that setting is not shown. Does anyone know how to enable this setting for Chromebook Android apps through Family Link?
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Family Link accounts are locked down in many ways. You won't be able to do that.
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While, yes they are "locked down", this is an option that can be turned on/off for (as I said above) "pure" Android devices through the Family Link parent app. This means that while it's locked down by default, it can be changed, and you are allowed to install APKs from unknown sources.

However, this setting seems to be missing in Chromebooks (which allows you run Android apps). So the question is, is there a way to do this on Chromebooks, without stopping management and re-enabling it?
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No.
 
ChromeOS does not allow side loading APK files unless you are in Developer Mode.
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I'm aware of this as well. The device is in developer mode. I was side-loading APKs before Family Link on the Chromebook, and on Android devices. After Family Link I can only side-load on Android. This is the problem.
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It may be a problem for you, but it is by design.
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