Google, earlier this year, rolled out Family Link controls for parents to manage their children’s usage of Android devices. And it required an invitation for access, until now. Company has made Family Link app available throughout the US without an invitation.


The app has three basic groups of controls ready for use.

Manage the apps your kid can use: Approve or block the apps your kid wants to download from the Play Store.

Keep an eye on screen time: See how much time kids spend on their favorite apps with weekly or monthly activity reports, and set daily screen time limits for their device.

Set device bedtime: Remotely lock your kid’s device when it’s time for them to play, study, or sleep.

For Family Link to work, all parents need is any modern Android device running 4.4 or higher, or an iOS device with version 9 or higher. When you set up a kid’s device and indicate that they are under the age of 13, Family Link automatically installs and walks you through the setup process.