Unlock your child's device

You can use your Parent account password to do things like stop bedtime or remove your child's Google account from their device if it's connected to the internet. 

To unlock your child's device with a parent account password

  1. On your child's device, click Parent Access.
  2. Enter the password for the parent's account used to supervise the child.
    • If you don't see the password option: Make sure the child's device is turned on and connected to the internet.
  3. Click Next.

If you forget your Google account password, learn how to reset it here:

Change password

Unlock your child's device with a parent access code

  • You can also use a parent access code to unlock your child's device. You get an access code in the Family Link Family Linkor on the web. This number will not be sent via email or SMS.
  • Enter this one-time use only number into the child's device before the code expires.

Tip: You can also manage your child's account by clicking on your child's name at families.google.com.

Get Parent access code in the Family Link app
  • On your device, open Family Link Family Link.
  • In the top left, tap Menu  and then Parent access code. The code changes every few minutes.
Parent access code in app
Get a Parent access code on the web
Parent access code on the web

If you're having trouble using the Parent access code, make sure your device's clock is set correctly.

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