Can your child download Tinder on their Android device? If you don’t setup the parental controls, then they can do that on any Android device that they touch. Thankfully Google provides parents with a way to limit what content kids can search, download, and view through the Google Play Store. We’ll cover everything you need to know on today’s episode.
The Google Play Store allows you to purchase apps, movies, TV shows, books, and music on your android device. Today we will look at how you limit purchases to content that are appropriate for your child’s age. Here we go.
To enable Play Store controls, launch the Play Store app on the device you want to control. Open the menu and go to settings and parental controls. Be sure the parental controls are turned on. Next you will need to create and confirm a pin. This pin will be used to control access to the parental controls. Next you will be able to set content restrictions for apps, games, movies, TVs, books, and music according to their ratings. Now, each content category uses a different approach to limiting content, so you will need to be sure and review each of the categories. When content is restricted in this manner users won’t be able to view or purchase content that exceeds the ratings you have selected.
If you have a child that is under 13, you can use a different approach to limit Play Store access. The family link app by Google allows you to add many different controls to the device, including limiting Play Store access. We will cover this in more detail in the next few weeks. However, the method covered in this video will allow you to restrict content in the Play Store for your child irrespective of age. In this way you can make sure that they aren’t viewing media from the Play Store that goes beyond what you would allow.