Questions tagged [parental-control]

Settings parents can use to control the content younger views see. This is e.g. used to block mature-content.

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“Parental Control” app or setting for work

I'm searching for an app or settings that will allow only 2 applications to be used on an android tablet. They would use android and a web dashboard on chrome, on chrome they would get a certain ...
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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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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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Does factory resetting a Kindle Fire remove parental controls, and if so, how to secure it?

If deregistering or a factory reset removes parental controls, what is to stop my teen from doing this to remove my oh so horrible restrictions?
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Creating a dedicated android device for my daughter, Custom Rom ideas?

New to this whole android game and needing some advice/help. I want to set my old galaxy note 4 up for my younger daughter. I want to install a Custom Rom on it that will allow me to set up a handful ...
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How to locate a phone without user knowing

I have a daughter that goes to a secondary school and has a S5 phone. I want to be able to locate her without her knowing, as in receiving any pop ups or notifications. Can you help me please?
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Can I create a restricted profile on an Android cellphone?

Background I want to prevent myself from viewing pornography on my cellphone. I do occasionally go to addiction support groups, but haven't yet done the Twelve Steps that they recommend. I'm hoping ...
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How can I prevent installation of NEW applications on an Android 5.1 device, but keep auto-updates of existing applications?

We will soon have to provide a phone to a person who is obviously not familiar with IT stuff at all, and not capable of learning anything about information security, etc. (and probably not capable of ...
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prevent google play from showing books only

I want to prevent google play from showing any books because there are some inappropriate books and google play's parental control didn't work perfectly(as they said not 100%). I don't want to ...
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Parental lock: use parental lock app on my profile, or use restricted profile, or use full account with parental lock app?

I want to use a single tablet for myself and the kids: 1 adult, a 6-year-old, and a 3-year-old. But whichever path I choose, I seem to run into problems. This is the only really related topic I found ...
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How to prevent tablet working when laid flat?

My son has the bad habit of putting his tablet flat on the floor (even though it has a hard-shell case with built-in stand) and leaning over it, which is an ergonomic nightmare. No matter how much I ...
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On Android, how to disable Google Chrome's incognito mode

Google Chrome for Android includes a feature called incognito mode. This feature, when I activate it, is designed to help prevent Chrome from automatically remembering and storing information about ...
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When you lock down a Lollipop device to disable Chrome's incognito mode, this creates an XML “restrictions file”. What actual XML is inside the file?

Note: If this post is too long to read, please see the summary in the last paragraph. I own an aging Samsung Galaxy S Relay cellphone. It's running Android 4.1.2 and has a built-in physical keyboard. ...
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Lock Android Phone/Tablet after a certain time

I have my younger brother who spends too much time playing on Android Tablet, he wastes too much time and I've decided to give him only 1 hour a day but he's clever and uses the time in two shifts (30 ...
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How to set a device-wide in-app-purchase block?

Similar to the Apple iOS' "restrictions mode", is there a way to bar in-app purchases device-wide? Would prefer a solution for unrooted devices, but if the only way is by rooting, so be it. The play ...
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How to remove parental control on Amazon Kindle

I have an Amazon Kindle Fire HD with parental control, but I have forgotten the code. How can I remove it without losing anything? I think it involves some kind of "reset", but I want to be sure I ...
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Block Adult Websites

Is it possible to block all porn, chat sites, and adult content web pages on a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2? And is it possible to hide the fact that they are being blocked?
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Parental control for kid's tablet

I have just bought a samsung galaxy tablet 2 (7.0) for my 6 year old son. He loves it but I am extremely worried that he may inadvertently access the wrong websites. The tablet is a wi-fi version ...