Change a Device Owner in the Android App

Applies to: Insights and Premium Members using the Android app

Article type: Advanced options

Change a Device Owner

Parents have the option to reassign devices to another Family member. Other Family members can still use the device by borrowing it with a PIN or sending a borrow request from the device to the Parent. 

From a Parent's Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Family Zone app
  2. Login as a Parent
  3. In Settings, tap Devices
  4. Tap on the Device you want to change
  5. At the top-right, tap Edit
  6. Tap on Owned by
  7. Tap on the Family member who will be the new Owner
  8. At the top-right, tap Done

The new Device Owner will be displayed on the device within 30 seconds to 2 minutes after the device connects to the Internet.

The advantage of Family Zone is a Parent can monitor Family members' access to online content across many different types of devices. The Parent can log in from another location, like their office, and change the access for different members of the family. 

Parent's don't need to install and maintain software specific to each operating system. You, as a Parent, can monitor Android, Apple, Windows, MacOS, and Chromebook devices from one place.