Join Dan Gookin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using parental controls, part of Android Tips and Tricks (2015).
- All too often I see parents handing their phone…or tablet to a child.…That's risky.…Not only could Junior buy hundreds of dollars'…worth of apps or make long-distance calls,…he could choose to share images on Facebook…that you'd prefer not shared on Facebook.…While I would find that hilarious,…you may not.…To prevent such things from happening,…give your kids their own account.…It's simple to set up.…Before you do, I strongly recommend that you…add security to your own account.…That prevents Junior from switching accounts…and it might even be required on some devices.…
Open the Settings app.…Choose Security.…Choose Screen Lock.…This device already has a lock, so I'm good.…Otherwise, choose a PIN or password lock…for your phone or tablet.…The pattern lock is cool, but it's just not secure enough.…After setting a lock on your account,…you're ready to add more accounts.…Creating accounts for an Android phone…or tablet is covered in another movie.…
As a quick review, you're in the Settings app.…Choose Users.…Choose Add User or profile.…
- Finding and managing apps
- Shooting video
- Editing images
- Enjoying some tunes
- Reading ebooks
- Exploring Google Now
- Saving maps
- Printing from your Android
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Working with Apps and Widgets
2. Camera and Photo Tips
3. Recreational Activities
4. General Tips and Tricks
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