Android is the mobile operating system from Google, and it powers smartphones and tablets. To set up Android 12 parental controls, you’ll primarily use a free app called Google Family Link.
Android 12 Parental Controls Require Google Family Link
For this update, Google moved more of the parental controls to Google Family Link, including:
- Screen time
- App timers
- Bedtime schedules
- Data usage restrictions
- Content restrictions
- App approvals
- YouTube settings
- Websites on Chrome
- Filters on Google search
Everything you need to manage your child’s phone will be found in the Google Family Link app.
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.
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 5 and higher as well as iPhones running iOS 11 and higher.
Here’s how to set up Google Family Link.