Kids Use a PIN to Borrow an Android

Applies to: Premium Members 

Child's device: Android 

Article type: Optional steps

Borrow a Device With a PIN

Family Members with PINs can borrow devices without having to ask a Parent for approval. The cyber safety settings adjust to match the person borrowing the device.

From a Child's Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Family Zone app
  2. Tap Borrow this device
  3. Tap the new User's name
  4. Tap ENTER PIN
  5. Type in the 4-digit PIN for the new User

A countdown timer will be displayed with the new User's access, such as Study or Play. The owner or another User can borrow the device before the timer runs out. Alternatively, a Parent can log into their app and end the borrowing.


A device borrowed with a Parent's PIN will be unfiltered and unmonitored.