I will be honest, I haven't made it past the opening welcome screens. Two things keep me from moving forward. 1. Not being able to convert existing accounts. 2. Not being able to control devices / profiles for kids over then 13. This last one is a big one for me. The part I have always struggled with is the balance between access to the great parts of the Internet and the access to the dark parts of the Internet. I should be able to use a tool that helps keep my 15 year old from porn or snap chat.
It's ridiculous that I am not allowed to add my daughter's EXISTING Google account. Why does she need a whole new one? It doesn't make any sense.
It will eventually be a 5 star app.. i cannot use an Galaxy s3 for my daughter. While I follow the directions I'm told the user name and password do not match. Not sure what to do now..
The idea is good, but after going through all the steps I wasn't able to log in to my kid's tablet with the account created through family link. Said password was wrong. Changed password just to be sure. If I log on using the web interface it says the account can't go here?
Two things. Needs to allow us to add existing accounts and support older versions of Android. The cheap $50 tablets we give our kid's comes with Kit Kat & Marshmallow
The idea is great, it would be awesome if you could convert a regular google account to a child account but I'm not going to fault Google for not having that off the bat. You have better control of the child's device than any other parental app that I've ever messed with (and I've messed with a lot) for free. I'll update when I have more from the beta but everyone who's like "you HAVE to be able to convert a previous account" you don't have to set it up like that. you can use the child account for control and their regular google account for everything else. That said, the setting is currently broken which is the main reason for the 4 stars. Once they fix it so you can have multiple accounts for a single user I'll add another star. Im removing a star because the function to add other accounts is broken and nobody wants to acknowledge it