Google Family Link: how to control the children's time on the cell phone

Google Family Link allows parents to remotely control and monitor children's mobile phone use. One of the functions of the program is to set time limits for using your smartphone, in addition to locking the phone at night.

Check out the next step in how to set up time tracking on your child's cell phone. The procedure was done in the version of the app for iPhone (iOS), but the tips are also valid for Android.

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Step 1. Open Google Family Link and, next to your child's name, tap "View." Then slide the screen to "Usage time" and go to "Setup".

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Step 2. Activate the "Scheduled" option. By default, Family Link lets your child use the cell phone for three hours a day, Monday through Friday. If you want to customize, touch on the days of the week to set the time. Finally, press "Save".

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Step 3. In the "Bedtime" tab, you can set the phone lock at night. To do this, activate the "Scheduled" option. By default, the phone is locked from Monday to Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you want to change, touch the desired day of the week and choose a new time.

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