Getting started with Family Link
You can use the Family Link App 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 apps on supervised devices: Decide which apps your child can download or purchase, block or allow apps, and change app permissions.
- Manage your child's screen time on supervised 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
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+), iPad (iOS 9+), or a Chromebook that supports Android Apps to download the Family Link app on. You can also manage some settings at families.google.com.
- Live in the same country as your child