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How to Setup Parental Control on Google Play Store

With this article, learn how to setup Parental Control on Google Play Store. Play Store is home to millions of apps and games from some of the best developers the planet has to offer. They say there is an app for everything and they really mean it. You can filter these apps categorically or simply use the search function. While there are apps for finance, property, productivity, banking, health, fitness, and there is no dearth of games, there are also apps with adult content like violence and games with explicit scenes, jokes and images making the store really not suited for kids if not setup correctly. However, with this guide, we will explain how to configure Play Store to make it adequate for children.

If you let your child play with your Android device, setting up child restrictions is easy. Google Play‘s restrictions allow you to set the maturity level of the apps you want to see, as well as set a PIN code for purchases. It is a duty of the parent / guardian to protect unnecessary exposure towards small kids. This is why Google has developed some parental control tools right inside the Play Store app to help you decide which apps can be accessed by your kids. Let’s begin!

Setup Parental Controls, Google Play Store

On Android, in Google Play Store, users can download, watch or play every type of apps, games, movies, and music. However, from the selection, there are many games which are not suitable for children. To make it appropriate, however, there are build in filters under Parental Controls on the Google Play Store. We have written a step-by-step guide on how to setup parental control on Google Play.

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How To Setup Parental Control on Google Play Store

Follow the step-by-step guide below to turn on parental control on Google Play Store:

Step 1 – First, open the Google Play Store and tap on the hamburger Menu (three horizontal lines) icon.

Step 2 – Now you have to scroll down on the menu and select Settings.

Step 3 – Under user control, look for Parental control option.

Step 4 – Turn on the toggle which asks you to enter a pin which you can use to control these settings.

Step 5 – Now you have to set content restrictions for your device. Note that these settings will be applicable to that device only. It won’t work on other devices even if you have one Google account across all your devices.

Step 6 – Now you can set what type of content for apps, games, movies, books, etc. will be visible in the Google play store.

That’s all to successfully enable Parental Control in Google Play Store app. Steps would be similar if you are looking to disable Parental Control as well but in order to disable, original password / pin of owner would be required.

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