The new OnePlus 7 was released in the fall of 2019. The OnePlus phones run a custom version of the Android operating system called Oxygen OS. While it doesn’t look much different than the standard Android OS, it includes small tweaks and features that make it a unique phone operating system.
How To Set Up Google Family Link
Google Family Link is an app that allows parents to view their child’s smartphone activity, manage the apps they can use and download, set screen time limits, lock their device, and even track their location.
Family Link does not block inappropriate content, but some apps have their own filtering options. Google apps, such as Search and Chrome, have filtering options that you can find in Family Link. For parents of teens 13 and older, Restricted Mode on YouTube is an optional setting that can be used to help filter out mature content. However, Google notes that these filters are not perfect, so explicit, graphic, or other content you may not want your child to see makes it through sometimes.
Kids and teens that use Android devices running version 7.0 or higher can use Family Link. Some devices running Android versions 5.0 and 6.0 may be able to run Family Link. Parents can use Family Link on any Android devices running versions 4.4 and higher as well as iPhones running iOS9 and higher.
Family Link also runs on Chromebook. With the Family Link app, you can choose what websites your child can access using Chrome, supervise your child’s app usage, and more. Family Link can be used with Chromebooks running Chrome OS versions 71 or higher.
Click here to learn how to set up Google Family Link.
How to Use App Locker
One simple way to restrict your kids from viewing apps or content is to use the new App Locker feature in Oxygen OS. App Locker, as the name suggests, lets you block any apps that you don’t want your kids to access by using a PIN number.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Tap Security & Fingerprint.
- Tap App Locker and type in the PIN number for your account.
- On the next screen, tap the lock icon to the right side of each app you want to lock.