Sign your child in on their iPhone or iPad

When you use Family Link to manage your child’s Google Account, you can let your child sign in to some Google apps on their iPhone or iPad.

Most Family Link supervision settings won’t work

When your child is signed in to Google apps on their iPhone or iPad, these settings won’t work:

Sign your child in

With your permission, your child can sign in to some Google apps on an iPhone or iPad.

Important: If your child signs in through the Settings app on their device, they will see a "Couldn't sign you in" or "Looks like your Google Account can't go here" error message.

  1. Your child opens a Google app, and selects to add their account.
  2. Your child enters their Google Account email address and password.
  3. Follow the instructions to finish signing your child in. You may need to enter your own Google Account password to give permission.

If they sign out or remove their account, they'll need your permission to sign in on that device again.

Note: When you sign your child in to Google apps on an iPhone or iPad, they’ll also be signed in to the corresponding website when they use Safari.

Manage access to unsupervised devices & browsers

With the Family Link app

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Tap Controls and then Account settings and then Controls for signing in.
  4. Choose your preference:
    • Yes, ask me every time
    • No, let [name] sign in without me

Tip: You can also manage your child’s account when you select your child’s name at

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