Allow App Installs on a Child's Device from a Parent's Android App

Applies to: Premium Members using Android devices

Article type: Advanced options

Apps on a Child's Android Device

Family Zone allows Parents to manage multiple types of devices from a central place. In the steps here, a Parent would use the Family Zone app on their Android device to turn on or turn off the ability for a Child to install apps on their Android device. 

Parents can prevent app installs when their Child tends to obsess over apps or install unsafe apps and the Child needs the Android device for School or keeping in touch with caregivers.

On a Parent's Android phone or tablet:

  1. Sign in to Family Zone as a Parent
  2. In Family, tap your Child's icon
  3. Move down and tap Internet filters & rules
  4. Tap Web categories
    Select Device features
  5. Move down and tap Permit App Installs until it is gray

Your Child's Android devices will update within 2 minutes of connecting to the internet. Family Zone will prevent apps from being added or removed from your Child's phone or tablet.


Apps on a Child's iOS Device

Recent changes in Apple's privacy and security settings require a Parent to access the Child's device when it uses iOS 13 (2019) or newer. See https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201304


Device Feature Notes

Limit Access to iOS Device Features

iOS 13 (2019) and newer:

For iOS 12 (2018) and older devices, tap the toggle to allow (blue) or to prevent (gray) access to:

  • In-App Purchases
  • iTunes
  • Explicit iTunes Content
  • The device camera


Limit Access to Android Device Features 

For Android phones and tablets, tap the toggle to allow (blue) or prevent (gray) access to:

  • Install or uninstall of apps
  • The device camera