How to Add a Child’s Account on Your Android Tablet

By Dan Gookin

Don’t just hand over your Android tablet to Peanut! Craft him a kid’s account. That way, you can set which apps he can or cannot use and prevent him from downloading millions of dollars of apps, music, and video.

To add a kid’s account, you will initially follow the same step for adding another user. Choose the Restricted Profile account type.

After creating the account, you see the Application/Content Restrictions screen. Here’s what to do next:

  1. Tap the account name, New Restricted Account, to replace it with your child’s name — or whatever name they choose.

  2. Place a check mark by the Location Access item if you want their location tracked as they use the tablet.

    Most parents prefer to keep this item unchecked.

  3. Swipe through the list of programs and place check marks by the ones you would allow your tiny tot to use.

    These would include various games or whatever other apps you deem appropriate.

  4. Some apps feature the Settings icon, such as Google, Netflix, and Play Movies & TV. Tap that icon to make further adjustments, such as determining what level of entertainment would be appropriate for your child.