I am trying to gift my watch to my 10 yr old. However, google doesn't allow kids to install the wear os app, so I am trying to hack around it. I have installed it successfully to the device (pixel 3 running android 11) using adb install, and I can see it in the settings app list. However, I cannot find any way to add it to the app drawer or launch it. Any ideas?


  • have you ever managed to get this working?
    – MaxM
    Sep 10, 2023 at 12:07
  • nope. my old android watch is a paperweight until she is 13. only solution would be to get her an apple watch in the meantime. Sep 27, 2023 at 0:40

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Isn't it easier to just edit your son's birth date in his Google account? https://myaccount.google.com/personal-info

  • but that defeats the entire family link restrictions entirely, which i don't want to do. i still want restrictions on all other apps besides wear os. Oct 21, 2021 at 4:01

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