Google Family Link for parents

Google Family Link for parents for Pc

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-08
  • Current version: 1.30.12089
  • File size: 117.28 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Google Family Link for parents on your Windows PC

Download Google Family Link for parents for Windows: Google Family Link for parents is an Utilities App, developed by Google LLC. The Utilities App was officially released 2017-04-13. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google LLC, with the latest current version being 1.30.12089 which was officially released on 2018-11-08. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 21,548 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Google Family Link for parents on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Google Family Link for parents on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Google Family Link for parents for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Google Family Link for parents in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Google Family Link for parents application icon. A window of Google Family Link for parents will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Google Family Link for parents icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Google Family Link for parents

Developer Description

Whether your children are younger or in their teens, the Family Link app lets you set digital ground rules to help guide them as they learn, play, and explore online. For children under 13 (or the applicable age of consent in your country), Family Link also lets you create a Google Account for your child that's like your account, with access to most Google services. You can: Guide them to good content • View their activity - Not all screen time is the same. Help your child make healthy decisions about what they do on their Android device, with activity reports showing how much time they’re spending on their favorite apps. • Manage their apps - Handy notifications let you approve or block apps your child wants to download from the Google Play Store. You can also manage in-app purchases, and hide specific apps on their device. • Feed their curiosity - It can be hard to figure out what apps are right for your child, so Family Link shows you teacher-recommended apps on Android that you can add directly to their device. Keep an eye on screen time • Set limits - It’s up to you to decide the right amount of screen time for your child. Family Link lets you set time limits and a bedtime for their supervised devices, so you can help them find a good balance. • Lock their device - Whether it’s time to go play outside, have dinner, or just spend time together, you can remotely lock a supervised device whenever it’s time to take a break. See where they are • It’s helpful to be able to find your child when they’re on the go. You can use Family Link to help locate them as long as they’re carrying their Android devices. Important Information • Family Link’s tools vary depending on your child’s device. See a list of compatible devices at • While Family Link helps you manage your child's purchases and downloads from Google Play, they will not need approval to install app updates (including updates that expand permissions), apps you have previously approved, or apps that have been shared in Family Library. Parents should regularly review their child’s installed apps and app permissions in Family Link. • You should carefully review the apps on your child’s supervised device and disable those you don’t want them to use. Note that you may not be able to disable some pre-installed apps. • To see the location of your child or teen’s device, it must be powered on, recently active, and connected to the internet. • Teacher-recommended apps are only available on Android devices in the US to parents of children of certain ages.

App Reviews

  • Fantastic

    By Leslie2881
    We gave our son an old Samsung Galaxy 5S for his birthday and installed this on our devices so that we could monitor his usage. My husband also has a 5S and I have an iPhone 7+. This app works seamlessly between all of our phones. We even added an LG tablet to the account and haven’t had any issues, whatsoever. It’s great being able to set limits on screen time, have the phone automatically lock at bedtime, limit the websites that he can access and approve/deny the apps he wants to download. I would love some more advanced options for alerts when he’s arriving to/leaving school, etc, but considering it’s a free app, I can’t complain. He didn’t have an existing Google account when we set this up, so I can’t speak to the frustrations that other users are having. Overall, we’ve never had a single issue with this and strongly recommend it to everyone.
  • Idiotic migration

    By Carnix
    I would expect more from a company like Google. My kids already have google accounts with email addresses they use for school, on their chrome books, and devices. It’s completely MORONIC that, to continue using parental controls, that I have to create them NEW google accounts and force them to change email addresses. What kind of fool at Google thought that was a good idea? I work for SAP - and I can tell you this... if I tried to pitch a migration plan that called for customer to have to create all new accounts in order to “upgrade” some service, I’d be laughed out of the presentation, and my team would be told to go back to the drawing board and figure out an actual good migration plan. I have no idea of this FamilyLink service is any good - maybe it is, but because the people running it at Google are clearly not the brightest lights in the Googleplex, I apparently will never know because I don’t have any intention of dealing with making new accounts for my kids, it’s way too much trouble. I’ll just parent the old fashioned way and teach my kids not to do stupid stuff online.
  • Frustrated parent

    By Momwhomlovesherchildren
    My husband and I just recently gave in to our son having a cell phone. He has started middle and with it, more responsibilities. While setting up his phone, a Samsung, this app was presented to us. It looked very promising. We were going to get an app to keep track of him anyways. Unfortunately, I have been very disappointed with this app. When I go to check on his activities or location, the app will not refresh with current info. This is not helpful if I need to know where my child is. Tonight, I needed to unlock his phone to check his alarm, which he uses to wake in the morning. The app would not grant me access, an error kept occurring. If this had been an emergency, it would have been useless. Needless to say, I will be looking into other options for my child and I.
  • Frustrating experience

    By Jessleise
    If the app worked correctly, seems like it could be a very helpful product. However, I almost was greeted with the message “trouble updating with this account” when I attempted to log in. My daughter went on a couple overnight field trips and I wanted to change the curfew or provide her with the ability to contact me and I was Never able to get into the account. We’ve had the app for approximately 6 months and I believe I’ve been able to successfully access the account 5-6 times. Today after several login attempts, I was finally able to gain access. I then quickly googled how to remove the app and then I subsequently lost access. I am unable to log back into the account. I’ve spent so much time..,hours of time,on this app and left feeling frustrated.
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Star app

    Bought my son a phone for Xmas was worried about how I was going to monitor it but did not want it to take away from the fact of it being a gift. Was setting up the phone and long and behold I seen the question asking is this a adult or a child phone. I was thinking watch me try to get it and it turn in to some other stuff a waste of time etc. Down load was ok opened it up and been in love with it every since a definitely gotta if you are a parent even has a gps tracker and a shut down setting
  • Love it

    By mmwdb15
    I love this app and that I can control her settings from my phone. Set time limits, set usage times, view the apps their on the most etc. if she keep picking up her phone when it’s chore or homework time, guess what, I can lock the phone, so even if she does have the phone, it turns into a brick. Don’t like that app, restrict it. I like that it has a rolling pin for parent mode as well so if I lock it they would have to get into my phone in order to get on theirs. I will be installing this on their tablet as well!
  • Awesome surprise

    By Mamabear Karrie Nash
    I was setting up my sons phone and was worried I wouldn’t be able to monitor it as well as I would like but this awesome app was a sweet relief!! This is an amazing app that shows your child’s location helps you keep up with which apps they are downloading and choose if they can and can not download it!! You can lock the phone at anytime and set a bedtime so there’s no sneaking behind tour back it is an awesome app that I have recommend to every parent I know
  • In the know about your child

    By Kryssy8584
    This is an awesome app to know what your child is doing on their electronic media device. The app is simple to set up and you can be assured you can protect your child from potential risk by managing your child's activity the amount of time spent on the device and specific usage. In addition you can manage access and controls along with locating the device or where your child is.
  • New device Sign in infinite loop

    By TDear22944
    I can’t rate this a zero star, but if I could, I would. My son got a new phone that appeared to be a previously set up phone. He signed in and used the phone for a day. When it was taken into a Verizon store the reset the phone to factory settings. I guess unbeknownst to the sales guy one must delete the google accounts from the device before rest. If not the rest apparently renders the device useless. Now we are stuck in an infinite loop of trying to sign in with his account and my Parental control account. Family Link hasn’t helped at all. Also Google play (store, game, et al. What ever) also deserves a zero star review. GET IT TOGETHER GOOGLE!!
  • Age 13 🤔

    By KK Fergie
    This app was great for my younger son. I could turn his phone off for bedtime, approve or deny games and unlock phone if needed, etc. However once I was able to replace my older son's phone (expensive), the app only allows for setup of kids under 13 years. How come you don't raise the age limit throughout high school years? With all the school shootings, bullying, missing persons and even teen suicide, parents need to know what their kids are up to. I wish your app provided this. Now I have to look for a different app.