The Best Alternative to Family Link - FamiSafe
FamiSafe lets parents control screen time, track real-time location and detect inappropriate content on kids' devices.
The crazy world of the internet is full of fun and entertaining. At the same time, it’s very risky and unsafe for kids to wander alone. Hence, parents use Google Family Link to control and monitor how their kids use digital devices and protect them from cybersecurity threats.
However, your child can’t remain tied to parental controls. As soon as your children turn 13, Google gives them the authority to disable all parental controls imposed by Family Link. This means 13+ kids can authorize or block monitoring and manage their phone usage themselves without any external interference.
Before we explain various methods to remove Google Family Link, let’s explore Google Family Link and some of its features.
Part 1: How to Delete Google Family Link
You can easily delete Google Family Link from your smartphone. For this purpose, you have to first remove the Google account link to the target device. Once you have logged into your Google account, you can remove it and delete the Google Family Link app.
To do so, you must know the password of the Google account linked to that device. Otherwise, you won’t be able to delete Google Family Link app. Hence, use the following steps when you know the Google account password:
Step 1: Device Settings
To start with, go to your phone settings.
Step 2: Accounts and Backup
Scroll down and tap Accounts and Backup. Here, you can find all the accounts linked to your device. You can backup and sync your data on the cloud, reset your phone, and restore all settings.
Step 3: Remove Google Account
Now, click on the Accounts option to get information about the Gmail account linked to your smartphone. This email is used to manage parental controls through Google Family Link. Hence, you need to remove this account first to delete Family Link app from your phone. For this purpose, tap this email and click on Remove account. Your device will ask for your confirmation, tap again Remove Account. Enter your Google Account password and tap the Next button. Wait for a few seconds until you get a confirmation message that this account has been removed.
Step 4: Uninstall Family Link App
Finally, you have to remove Google Family Link app from your phone. Open your device settings, go to App Management, select Family Link app, and tap Uninstall. Confirm your selection and wait until the device removes this app.
Part 2: How to Delete Family Link without Access Code?
Suppose you have recently celebrated your 13th birthday and now you no longer want to be monitored by your parents. At the same time, you also do not know the Google Account password linked to your device. You can’t watch movies, download apps, and browse websites without permission due to restrictions placed by Google Family Link.
You even tried to remove Google Account linked to your phone but failed because you don’t have the password. What will you do to stop these parental controls and remove the Family Link without access code from your phone?
Here’s the solution. Follow these simple steps to delete the Family Link without parents knowing:
Step 1: Open Family Link App
To start with, launch Google Family Link app on your phone and tap Manage Settings.
Step 2: Choose Account Supervision
In Parental Control settings, you will see several options like Controls on different apps, Filters on Google Chrome and YouTube, Location, Account Information, and Account Supervision, etc. Click on Account Supervision and move to the next step
Step 3: Stop Account Supervision
Account Supervision allows parents to monitor their child’s device, Google account settings and controls, apps, location, screen time, and various filters. Since you want to disable parental controls so that you can use your phone without permission, go to the bottom, tick the checkbox, and tap Stop supervision. You will get a confirmation message on the screen that supervision has been stopped. Give any reasons why you stopped supervision if you want and start using your phone freely.
Step 4: Revive Account Supervision
Parents who do not want to stop account supervision of their child’s phones can restart account supervision. For this purpose, open the Family Link app, tap Get Started, select the parent’s Google account, tap Parent, and continue with your family manager account. Enter the credentials for your child’s Google account and enter the nine-digit Family Link setup code. This way, your device will be connected to that of your child and you will be able to revive account supervision through Family Link.
Part 3: How to Delete Family Link from Parent Device?
If you feel your 13 years old child no longer needs your supervision regarding smartphone usage, try these two methods to remove your child’s account from your phone and disable parental controls:
Method 1Google Account
Launch the Google Play app on your phone
Tap the profile icon located at the top-right corner
Tap Settings, then Family View family members
From the list of family members being monitored from your Google account, select the name of your child you want to remove from parental supervision
Tap More at the top-right corner, click Remove Member, and tap Remove
Your child will be excluded from your supervision list
Method 2Google Family Link
Open Google Family Link app on your device
Tap Menu located at the top-left corner
Tap Family Group
Select the name of the family member or child your remove from parental controls
Tap Remove and confirm your selection
The selected family member will no longer be under your Google Family Link supervision list
Part 4: How can Parental Control Apps Help Teens?
The digitally connected world of the internet is full of risks and challenges, particularly for teens and immature kids who are highly vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. Unless effective measures are put in place, kids can be trapped by online scammers and blackmailed by criminals. Hence, parents need to be extremely careful about kids’ online activities and smartphone usage. Some people might also suggest a ban on internet usage for teenagers, but it is neither wise nor possible.
To address this issue, several parental control apps have been introduced enabling parents to monitor how their kids browse the internet and use digital devices. Parental control apps help parents:
• Monitor and manage their kids’ browsing history
• Block access to certain games, websites, apps, and adult content
• Track their kids’ real-time location
• Establish good cyber safety habits
• Set screen time limits
• Defend online reputation
• Teach cyber etiquettes
• Backup data and secure private information
Parents are often concerned about the internet safety of their teens. While the internet has become a necessity to succeed in today’s digital era, appropriate steps need to be taken to minimize cybersecurity risks and protect children from scammers.
In this regard, Google Family Link apps’ advanced parental controls offer strict monitoring of target devices. The service allows parents to keep an eye on their children’s online activities and take prompt action against inappropriate activities.
If you are looking for more than simple parental monitoring, try the FamiSafe app, which allows you to track your kid’s live location, control screen time, detect and block inappropriate content, and restrict access to malicious apps and games.