Manage your child's Google Account

If you use Family Link to manage a Google Account for your child, parents in your family group can manage some of their account settings.

Manage Google Account settings 

Select a setting below to learn more about how it works.

Note: Family Link’s parental supervision services may vary depending on your child's device.

Manage Google activity

Based on the Google activity settings you chose for your child, Google may save some activity to your child's Google Account.

You can change your child's settings to stop Google from saving this type of activity, but doing so may mean some Family Link features and other Google services won't work.

Choose your child's Google Activity settings
  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On the "Settings" card, tap Manage settings and then More and then Manage Google activity and then Manage activity controls.
  4. Tap an activity control to turn it on or pause it.
Choose whether your child can change their Google Activity settings

Both you and your child can change their Google activity settings. If you want, you can make it so only parents can change these settings.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On the "Settings" card, tap Manage and then More and then Manage Google activity.
  4. Under "Choose who can manage activity controls," select Only parents or Kid and parents.

Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your child's name at families.google.com.

See or delete your child's saved activity

Note: If you added supervision to your child’s previously existing Google Account, you’ll need their help to do this.

  1. On your child's device, visit the My Activity page.
  2. In the top right, tap More Moreand then Select.
  3. Check the boxes next to any activity you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete Delete and then Delete.

Edit your child's Google Account info

 

Note: These options are not available if you added supervision to your child’s previously existing Google Account.

 

Change your child's name, birthday, or gender
  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On the "Settings" card, tap Manage settings and then Account info.
  4. In the top right, tap Edit Edit.
  5. Make changes to your child's account.
  6. In the top right, tap Done Done.

Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your child's name at families.google.com.

Change your child's photo

Your child's photo in Family Link is only shown to family members.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On their current picture, tap Photo Take photo.
  4. Select a photo, or take a new one.
Reset your child's password

Changing your child's password might sign them out of their devices. Any supervision settings you turned on won't work until your child signs in again.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On the "Settings" card, tap Manage settings and then Account info and then Change password.
  4. Sign in with your Google Account information.
  5. Enter a new password.
  6. Tap Change.

Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your child's name at families.google.com.

Delete your child's Google Account

Note: This option is not available if your child is over 13 (or the applicable age in your country).

When you delete your child's Google Account, they'll lose all the information saved to their Google Account, like emails and documents.

  1. Remove your child's account from any Android devices they're signed in to.
  2. On your device, open the Family Link app Family Link.
  3. Select your child.
  4. On the "Settings" card, tap Manage settings and then Account info and then Delete account.

Note: You can also manage this setting by clicking on your child's name at families.google.com.

Undelete your child's Google Account

If you delete your child's Google Account, you can undelete it for a short time.

  1. While signed in to your Google Account, visit your Family Group page.
  2. Click Recover kid's deleted account and then Recover.
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