Complete Guide to Samsung Parental Controls
Most of the people have a smartphone and the easy availability of the internet connection has given them the ability to research on any topic they want. With the help of the internet, the 21st-century world has turned into a global village. The easy access to a smartphone has created some other problems as well. Most people don’t have the proper education to use the internet properly, especially teenagers. Constant misuse of the internet has turned many teenagers into cyber victims. Teen agrees to make themselves indulged into adult contents and they are doing certain things, which they are not supposed to do.
The easy access to the internet and smart devices has created social problems like a cyber-bully, and most of the teenagers are turning into cyber victims. If you have bought you, child, a brand new smartphone, you should definitely use parental control to let your child use only good quality contents. To use parental control on your child’s smart Samsung device make sure the operating system is android 4.2 or above. The previous generation of Android 4.2 device cannot be monitored with parental control. Setting up the parental control on your child’s smart device may seem tricky to you at the initial age, but after reading this article you will learn to set up the step by step process to apply parental control on your child’s Samsung device. By applying the parental control you can restrict the usage of internet and you can block specific contents to prevent your child from watching it.
There are different ways to apply parental control on your child’s Samsung device, here are some of them are explained to you through step by step process.
Method 1: Use The Phone’s Restriction Setting To Put Parental Control
If you have bought a new smartphone for your child, you can use this setting. Most of the recent smartphones run on Android 4.2 or above. If you want to use this technique, which runs on the previous generation system of android 4.2. Because the previous generation Android devices are unable to apply parental control through default restriction setting. This is one of the most effective ways to watch selective contents on smart devices. In order to apply the parental control on your latest Samsung smart device, you need to follow some simple steps.
Step 1: Unlock the phone and go to the settings menu. If you find difficult to locate the settings menu, you can pull down the application drawer and search for the circle icon written settings on it. Now tap on this icon to open the settings menu of your Samsung smart device.
Step 2: In the settings menu search for the user option. There will be a human body like icon has written “users” on it. Now tap on this option to open the user settings menu.
Step 3: After tapping the user settings, it will provide you with two options, add a new user and restricted profile. In order to restrict the account of your child, you have to set up the phone with your email id. Then choose the additional option to add the account of your child.
Step 4: Now tap on the restriction box to restrict the types of content you don’t want your child get exposed to. Now you have to set a password to go further. You can draw a pattern or you can simply use numbers to create a new password.
Step 5: After setting the new password, the list of apps will appear on the page. Now select the applications you want your child to access. Thus you can restrict your child from accessing wrong contents.
Step 6: Now exit the settings menu and lock the screen. Now witch on the phone to see the changes. Now the phone will show your name as the main user and at the bottom of the screen, your child’s name will be visible.
Method 2: Download Parental Control Application To Restrict Your Child’s Phone Usage
Downloading a dedicated app for parental control will be a good solution to restrict your child’s smartphone and internet usage. This parental application will prevent your child to open any unwanted or obscene content. But make sure you download an authentic parental application for your phone. Installing any 3rd party application may hamper your smartphone or it makes you fall into the trap of any hacker. Never download any unauthorized 3rd party application to your phone. In order to install a parental application on your phone, you need to follow some steps.
Step 1: Open your phone to download the application. You may switch to a wifi router internet connection to download the application if you have a limited internet connection on your phone. Now find the android store on your device. This application will have a cart like an icon. Tap on this icon to open the android store. If you are using the latest version of the Android device, the android store will be named as play store. The icon of the play store looks like a triangle. Now tap on the triangle icon to open the play store.
Step 2: If you have not used the play store before, you have to create your play store account. In order to open the play store account, you have to provide your basic details. A page will appear on the home screen of your smart device. You have to provide your name, email id. After providing all these details the page will ask you for a password. After setting the password, you have to provide the password again to confirm the password. Now you can easily log in to your play store account.
Step 3: Now open the play store home page. At the top of the page, you will find a box for searching the desired application. Now type ‘parental application’ in the search box. On the home page, various option for parental application will appear. Now you can choose any parental application based on reviews and ratings.
Step 4: Find the installation option to download the application in your smart device. You may switch to your phone’s network to a wifi network to download the application. Usually, the application’s use a lot of data, which may finish your expensive limited phone data. Now tap on the installation box to install the application.
Step 5: After installing the application you have to launch the application. You may need to signup to the website of the parental control application. You have to provide your basic data for signing up. This will add applications like education, games on the home screen.
Step 6: You can add a password for further control. Or if you want to take over the complete control over the smartphone, you can set a password for the parental control application. This password will only allow you to use the device without the parental control application.
Setting the password for the parental control application may seem tricky to you if you are a new user. All you have to do is find the settings option of the application. Now tap on the settings option of the application to go further. There you will find an option named as security. Now tap on the security option to set the password. Now tap on this option and tap for setting a new password. Set a strong password and tap on OK. Then the device will ask you to confirm the password. Again type the password for confirmation, now the device is completely protected and only you can use the device without the parental control application with the help of the password.
Now this application will ask you about your child’s information. You have to provide the basic details of your child like name, age etc. now this parental control application will recognize your child. Your child will not be able to search or download any content without your permission. If your child wants to access the unwanted content, he will have to press the password.
Method 3: Use Parental Control On The Play Store Application
This parental control is not effective for all type of contents. This will stop your child from downloading any specific type of application or game you don’t want your child to download on the device. This is specifically for those people, who have a naughty child. In order to apply the parental control on the play store, you need to follow some basic steps. If you are doing it for the first time, you may find it difficult but soon you will be habituated with the process.
Step 1: Different smart devices have different looking play store application. If you have bought the device recently, the play store will look like a triangle. Tap on the triangle to open the play store. You will find the icon on the home screen of your device. Now tap on the icon to open the application. If you are a new user, then you have to sign in at first. Foor signing in you have to provide your details like your email id, phone number, your name etc. then it will open another page, which will ask you for the password. You have to create a new password for the play store. After typing the password tap on the ok box. Then another page will open, which will ask you to type the password again for confirmation. You have to type the password again for confirmation. Now you have successfully created a new play store account.
Step 2: Now to apply the parental control application you have to search for the settings option. On the top of the screen, you will find an option for the settings option. Tap on the settings option to open the settings menu. Now you will see different settings option, which will appear on the screen. Now find the restriction or parental control option on the menu.
Step 3: Now tap on the parental option box to proceed further. Now tap on the icon to open the parental control menu. After tapping a page will appear on the screen with a man picture icon. Then the page will ask you to type a pin. Remember, this pin will be your password for the parental control. Type the password to activate a parental control on the play store application. After typing the password, another page will appear. The new page will ask you to type the password again for confirmation purpose. again type your password to activate the parental control. After the confirmation process is completed, a new page will appear. On the top of the page, you will see an option named as apps and games.
Step 4: Now tap on the apps and games icon to proceed further. By tapping on this icon, you can apply the parental control to apply parental control to specific applications and games. Now it will ask you to enter the age group of your child. You will find different age group options there. There will be an option to choose games for 3 to 7 years old kids. If your kid is elder than 7 years, you can tap on 7 to 12 option. Choose the right option as per your kid’s age. Now you kid will be able to access only games designed for 7 to 12 years old group.
Following these simple methods, you can successfully apply parental control on your ned Samsung smart device. The increasing rate of cybercrime and other cybercrime-related incidents have increased the concern of many parents. Also watching 18+ content among teenagers have become a common thing. As a result, their mind is being diverted towards the wrong direction and their basic education and decision-making ability are also getting affected. You can easily protect your child by providing proper education and teaching him the right way to use the internet and other smart devices. If you are a concerned parent, these trick will help you to provide the right type of internet to your child.