Android smartphones are renowned for the premium user experience that they offer. However, this is not the best thing about using an Android device. What makes Android powered smartphones so fun to use is the fact that they give users access to a plethora of apps and games that they can download whenever they want.
The Google Play Store is a great tool that provides users with thousands upon thousands of useful apps and fun games. Although some of these apps and games need to be purchased and therefore, we advise everyone who lets their children use their smartphones to tweak out the parental control page in order to make sure that they don’t spend their hard earned money on kids games.
How to Prevent Children from Installing Apps
If you don’t know how to use the parental control options, then you arrived at the right place since today we are going to show everyone how to prevent children from installing apps. With that said, let’s get into it.
#1 Activate Fingerprint Block
The most secure method that parents can use in order to prevent their children from installing apps is to enable the fingerprint block security measure in Google Play Store. This can be done by following the next steps: Settings – User Controls – Fingerprint Authentication.
#2 Parental Control PIN
Even though the fingerprint block security measure works just fine, not all smartphones have a fingerprint reader. Luckily, parents can use PIN instead. This can be done by following the next steps: Settings – User Controls – Parental Controls – Now set a PIN.
#3 Mature Control Filter
Parents can make sure that the PIN is necessary in order to install apps by following the next steps in order to enable the mature content filter: Settings – User Controls – Parental Controls – Now set the desired content restrictions.
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