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How to track your child's location with Google Family Link | Access control

Google Family Link, a parental control application, allows parents to discover the location of their children in real time using the cell phone's GPS. The resource is useful to know if the child is safe in a known place. It works on both iPhone (iOS) and Android.

Find out how to set up and monitor your children's location via mobile. Check out the step by step in the tutorial below.

See how to use Google Family Link to monitor your child's location Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudoSee how to use Google Family Link to monitor your child's location Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

See how to use Google Family Link to monitor your child's location Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

Google Family Link: How to monitor app usage on your child's phone

Step 1. Open Google Family Link and, next to your child's name, tap "View". Then, slide the screen to "Location" and go to "Configure".

Setting up location monitoring Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSetting up location monitoring Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Setting up location monitoring Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. Now, tap "Enable". An alert message informs you that your child's location may take a few moments to update. Press "OK" and wait.

Activating access to your child's location Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraActivating access to your child's location Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Activating access to your child's location Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. When available, you will see the location on the map, tap on it to enlarge. In "Add bookmark", you can save the known places that your child goes to. The buttons on the right serve to start the GPS navigation from where you are to the child's location and to update the location.

Discovering location and adding known locations Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraDiscovering location and adding known locations Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Discovering location and adding known locations Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips to monitor your children's location and find out if they are safe.