When you put parental controls on an Android device, you can restrict what content can be downloaded or purchased from Google Play on that device based on maturity level.

Set up parental controls

Important: Parental controls don't prevent restricted content as a search result or through a direct link.

For family members who manage their own accounts

How Google Play parental controls work

  • Parental controls only apply to the Android device you added them on. To put parental controls on another device, repeat the steps below on the other devices.
  • If you have multiple users on a device, you can set up different parental controls for each person.
  • The person who sets up parental controls will create a PIN that needs to be entered to remove or change the parental controls.

Set up parental controls

  1. Open the Google Play app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Settings and then Family and then Parental controls.
  4. Turn on Parental controls.
  5. To protect parental controls, create a PIN your child doesn't know.
  6. Select the type of content you want to filter.
  7. Choose how to filter or restrict access.

For family members whose accounts are managed with Family Link

 

If your child’s Google Account is managed with Family Link, you can set up parental controls for them.

How Google Play parental controls work

  • Parental controls work on Android devices where your child is signed in to their Google Account.
  • A parent in the family group needs to use their Google Account password to set up or change their child's parental control settings.

Set up parental controls

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Tap Manage settings and then Google Play.
  4. Tap the type of content you want to filter.
  5. Choose how to filter or restrict access.

Tip: You can also manage your child's account when you click on your child's name at g.co/YourFamily.