How To Setup Parental Controls on Google Play Store

February 6, 2020 - (Freeware)

We have already explained how you can take full control of your children’s smartphone using the Google Family Link app (link). But, if you don’t want to go through this tricky process and just want to impose age restrictions on the apps and games displayed in the Google Play store or if you want to prevent unauthorized purchases from your children. Google Play Store comes with a built-in parental control on google play option that not only filters the app and games according to set guidelines but also requires an access code for any purchase made on the Google Play parental control Store.

If you looking for something like this, follow our tutorial guide.

the process itself is straightforward, which only requires a google play store, which comes pre-installed on almost every Android smartphone.

Steps to reset parental controls PIN on Google Play Store

Step 1: Open the Play Store app.

Step 2: Tap on the Menu button located on the top left of the screen.

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Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom to select Settings.

parental control google play

Step 4: Select the Parental Controls option.

Step 5: Tap on the toggle at the top right to activate the feature

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Step 6: You’ll need to create a Content PIN to be able to change these settings in the future. It should be something you won’t forget but no one else knows.

Step 7: Once a PIN has been set you will be able to set content restrictions

Apps & Games: Choose the highest maturity level of content you want to allow for download or purchase.

  • Films & TV: Choose the highest maturity level of content you want to allow for download or purchase.      
  • Music and Books: Choose whether you want to restrict downloads or purchases of explicit content.    

Before resetting your parental controls PIN on Google Play, you need to remember to clear your Play Store app settings. You should note all your existing settings so you can set them up again before you follow these steps.

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