Family Link

The term "Family Link" refers to a feature on many smartphones and other devices that allows parents to track their child's device usage and location, set limits on screen time, and manage the apps that their child can use. This feature can be used to help keep children safe online and offline, and to help them develop healthy habits when it comes to using their device. Is Family Link only for kids under 13? No, Family Link is not just for kids under 13. You can use Family Link to manage your own device, or the devices of family members who are 13 or older.

How do I access my Family Link?

If you're a parent or guardian with a Google account, you can use Family Link to create a Google Account for your child under 13 (or the applicable age in your country).

To get started, download the Family Link app from the Google Play Store on your child's Android device. Open the app and tap Create a Google Account.

If you don't have a Google account, you'll need to create one. Once you've set up your child's account, you can use Family Link to do things like:

- Approve or block the apps your child wants to download from the Google Play Store
- Set daily screen time limits
- remotely lock your child's device when it's time to go to bed or take a break
- view your child's activity

If your child already has a Google account, you can sign them in to the Family Link app with their existing account.

Can Family Link See text messages?

No, Family Link cannot see your child's text messages. However, if you have set up a Google account for your child, you can view their Android app activity, including any text messages they send or receive through apps like Hangouts or WhatsApp. To do this, go to the Family Link app, select your child, and tap on "Recent activity." Can Family Link see your deleted search history? Deleted search history can be found in the Family Link app under the "Activity" tab. This will show a list of all the searches that have been made, as well as the date and time they were made. If a search has been deleted, it will be marked as "Deleted" in the app.

Can Family Link see your screen? The answer is no, Family Link cannot see your screen. However, it can see some of the information on your screen, such as the apps you're using and the websites you're visiting. It can also see your general location, and it can see what devices are connected to your account.