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Is there a way to unlock my son's Galaxy Tab A (SM-T580) with Family Link?

My son has not used his Galaxy Tab A (SM-T580) for months and he has forgotten his 3x3 unlock pattern/password. The tablet is linked to Family Link on my Samsung phone. How do we access his device?
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Is there anyway to bypass family link and reset phone without google password?

I activated family link on my kids' Samsung J5 about a year ago, but I entirely forgot the password because I used a burner account. On the phone, I am unable to access or provide authorization. I ...
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Sideloaded Wear Os App On Device But Can't Launch It

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 ...
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Family Link always allow phone

I've been looking into this and reading articles for the last hour or so, and haven't come up with anything. The simple version of what I'm trying to do, is when my kids are grounded or at school that ...
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Transferring game saves on Family Linked tablets

I recently got my son a new tablet, and I'm trying to copy over his saves from the games he had. I used the Samsung Smart Switch while setting up the new tablet, and it seemed to have done a decent ...
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How to transfer files from Family Link -enabled Huawei Y5 to Windows 10?

My kids phone is Huawei Y5 (2019) and has Family Link. I have not found a way to transfer files from it to my PC running Windows 10. The phone is not recognized by HiSuite, and even though I enabled ...
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Family Link Stop Supervision option is not available

My son is 15 and I would like to stop his phone being controlled by Family Link. The published solution for this is to access his account settings in Family Link on my phone, select Account Info, ...
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As a parent, how can I remove Google Play from view of my kids Chromebook?

My wife and I are homeschooling my daughter this year and she needs a laptop for Zoom meetings and two web sites. I have setup her account so that Zoom is accessible and she can only view the two ...
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My kids see my phone's location on Google Maps

Yesterday my kids showed me that they can see my Android phone's location in the Google Maps app on their phones. Their phones are managed by Google Family Link because they are under 13. They can ...
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Setting up new phone for kid: interplay between family link & multiple accounts

I have a OnePlus 5 on which I installed LineageOS 18.1 with Google Apps. My intention is for this to be my child's phone, who is underage and whose account is limited by Google Family Link. (I'm not ...
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How to disable/block access to Portable Hotspot feature

My client asked me to configure Google Family Link (parental control) for his daughters phone/tablet/s, I did and everything worked great, but the little one is clever as a fox and found at age 9 a ...
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Change Device Name on Family Link Device

I'm wondering how to change a device name for a device/account supervised by Family Link. I've changed the actual device name in the devices settings but the device name that shows up in Google / ...
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Family Link: how to set daily limits for one child regardless of which devices he/she uses?

I can't find a way to set a daily limit to my daughter regardless of her devices. I want her to spend 2h max on screen no matter which device she uses on that day. Yet she's getting 2h on her tablet ...
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How to stop update notifications for disabled apps on a Family-Link managed device?

Running Android 6.0.1 on Nexus 7 device, where I have disabled the following apps: Google Play Movies and TV Google Play Music Google Play Newsstand Google Play Books Before disabling, I cleaned ...
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Connecting an account fails because of alleged Family Link and Google Play Services version mismatch

I'm migrating from a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to a Redmi Note 3 whos bootloader I unlocked and then updated to Android Pie. Whenever I try to use the account that is already used by the Samsung device I ...
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How do I change the country/region in Google Play Store?

I live in Israel. My Google Play is set to USA. I want to change it to Israel. The need to change that had arisen when I tried setting up Family Link on my kid's phone, which fails due to" ...
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With Google's Family Link, how to grant unlimited access to select apps?

I just have set up Google Family Link parental control. It very nice and seems to work well for the most part. However, I want to allow some apps (e.g. Wikipedia) without screen time restriction. I ...
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minecraft and pvz backups transfer to new tablet

My son has been using a Samsung Tab A for the last year. I set him up (and his sisters) with a child google account which I monitor with Family Link. Unfortunately the tablet port charger broke (...
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Family Link not available on OnePlus One?

My son is using an old OnePlus One, and I wanted to install Google's family link on it. The browser finds it but the play store doesn't, and when I click it in the browser (and go into the play store) ...
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What to do when "Stop Supervision" does not stop supervision in Google Family Link

I was using the "Google Family Link" parental-control software to supervise a device. I wanted to stop supervising the device. So, in the Family Link parent app, I tapped "stop supervision". Google ...
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