Getting started with Family Link
You can use Family Link to create a Google Account for your child under 13 (or the applicable age in your country). You can also use Family Link to add supervision to your child’s existing Google Account.
Note: Family Link availability may be limited in some countries.
How account management works
As a parent, you can use Family Link to do things like:
- Change some of your child's Google Account settings
- Manage your child's Android apps: Decide which apps your child can download or purchase, block or allow apps, and change app permissions.
- Manage your child's screen time on Android devices: Set a bedtime or daily screen limits, and see how much time your child spends on certain apps.
- Check your child's Android device location
- Restrict mature content on Google Play
Note: To see your child's Android device location or remotely manage their screen time and apps, you need the Family Link app.
Google services & your child’s Google Account
If your child has a Google Account, they can use a variety of Google services. Keep in mind that these services generally aren’t designed for children.
Manage your child’s Google Account
To use Family Link to manage your child’s Google Account, you need to:
- Have a Google Account. If you don’t have one you can create a Google Account for free.
- Be 18 or older (or the appropriate age in your country) and have a Google Account
- Have an Android device (4.4+), iPhone (iOS 9+), or iPad (iOS 9+) to download the Family Link app on
- Live in the same country as your child
Supervise your child’s device
To use Family Link to supervise your child’s device, they need to:
- Have a Google Account
- Have an Android device (5.1+). Learn how to update your Android version.