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Google Family Link: How to Monitor App Use on Your Child's Mobile | Access control

In the following walkthrough, see how to monitor the use of your child's mobile apps with Google Family Link. The tool can be used on the iPhone (iOS) or Android smartphones. However, the monitored cell phone must necessarily run Google's system.

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Google Family Link allows you to monitor the use of apps on children's phones; see as Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

Google Family Link allows you to monitor the use of apps on children's phones; see as Photo: Helito Bijora / TechTudo

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Step 1. With your child's Google account already associated with your Family Link, open the app and, next to the child's name, tap "View". Slide the screen to "App activity" and tap "More".

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Open the Family Link app activity report Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Open the Family Link app activity report Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. The most used apps will be displayed at the top of the list. Use the tabs at the top of the screen to view usage history for other days. If you want to block an app, tap on it.

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Viewing usage time of each application Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Viewing usage time of each application Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. Disable the "Allow application" option to block the use of the app. You can remove only application-specific permissions under "Permissions".

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Blocking one by removing permissions from an application Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Blocking one by removing permissions from an application Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora