Android Tablet Safety Settings


Android Tablet Safety Settings

While there are parental controls for the Play store, these are restricted to the App itself. For securing the device itself you can use Google Family Link. The App Parental Controls allow you to set the maturity level for Apps that can be downloaded and you can also set a PIN code for purchases. When setting up your child's Android smartphone, a Google Gmail account and password will be required. You can use your own Gmail account or create an account for your child.


Restrictions Available

    • App Access
    • Inappropriate Content
    • Internet Browser Access
    • In App purchasing
    • Location Sharing
    • Media Streaming
    • Social networking
    • Sharing Data
    •  Online Gaming
    • Social networking


Setting up Parental Controls

  • To begin swipe down from the top of the screen and select the Cog icon in the top right corner to open the Settings menu
  • Scroll down through the menu and select Users
  • Add new user by selecting Restricted Profile
  • You will then be prompted to Set up a screen lock and password, to protect your Apps and personal data
  • Select from one of the three security options, Pattern, Pin or Password.
  • You will then be prompted to complete the profile information of the new account user



  • Once completed return to the user's menu options and select the new restricted user you have just created and then select all the Apps you want restricted access too. It is good practice to restrict the use of Calculator Apps as these can be used to hide content on devices
  • A password will now be required every time you want to log into you own account, the unrestricted user
  • It is recommended that you also use Ubhind and App Lock to restrict access to the Settings Menu and the Google Play Store
  • Idealy Google Family Link should also be installed on the device



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