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How To Limit Screen Time For Your Child On Android?

Is your younger one inseparable from their smartphone the entire day? Then you might need to think about limiting their screen time.

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If you’re a parent of a Gen-Z growing-age kid, then one of your primary concerns these days must be the increasing screen time of your child, isn’t it? And this has become even more serious after the COVID-19 pandemic, as screen times have risen dramatically ever since. Where technology is taking over the world at such an exponential rate, how long will you be able to keep your child away from it? Moreover, when adults have to work from home, won’t your child also have to study from home as well? Hence, what you can instead try is limiting the screen time of your younger one. Here are the different ways, each with a step-by-step guide on how to limit screen time for your child on Android

From Your Own Device Via The Family Link App

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Google’s Family Link app is a parental control service that allows you to set parameters like the screen time limit for your child’s device. With its help, you can lock your child’s Android device or Chromebook at bedtime or after they’ve used it for a certain amount of time.

Family Link App-How To Limit Screen Time For Your Child On Android?

Set Daily Device Limits

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Step 1: Open the Family Link app by Google and select your child’s device

Step 2: On the “Daily Limit” card, tap on the Setup or Edit Limits option and follow the on-screen instructions. That’s it! 

Set A Bed Time

Step 1: Open the Family Link app by Google and select your child’s device

Step 2: Open the “Bedtime” card, tap on Edit Schedule, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Read also: How To Check Screen Time On Android?

From Your Child’s Device Via Digital Wellbeing

If your child’s device has an Android OS version 8.1(O) or higher, then in your Settings app, lies an option labelled as Digital Wellbeing and parental controls. You can use this feature of Android to control the screen time limit of your child. In case your child’s device works with any of the other Android versions, you can still achieve the same through the Parental Controls option provided by Google.  

How To Limit Screen Time For Your Child On Android?

Set Daily Device Limits

Step 1: Open Settings > Digital Wellbeing and parental controls

Step 2: To view the current settings, tap on Daily Limit. In order to edit the current settings, you would need to sign in from your account or use your Parental Access Code to verify that you are a parent.

Set a Bed Time

Step 1: Open Settings > Digital Wellbeing and parental controls

Step 2: To view the current settings, tap on Bedtime. In order to edit the Bedtime settings, you would need to sign in from your account or use your Parental Access Code to verify that you are a parent.

Read also: How To Check Screen Time On iPhone?

How Screen Time Limit Works

When you set a screen time limit on your child’s Android device or Chromebook, they will get a notification when the limit has been set for the first time, and when their device is about to get locked. When the device gets locked, your child won’t be able to see the notifications, can’t unlock the device or use any apps except for those designated under the Always allowed apps category. If this limit has been set from Google’s Family Link app, then it will apply to apps installed on all of your child’s devices. Also, the daily limits that you set would apply to each of your child’s Android devices.

In case there is any other way you know of to control your child’s digital time, we would love to hear about it in the comments section below. 

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