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How to Configure Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S for a Kid’s Account

By Dan Gookin

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

To add a kid’s account, add another user to your tablet. Choose the Restricted Profile account type. Yes, you’ll need to apply a secure screen lock to your own account before you add the kid’s account.

After creating the account, you’ll 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 he chooses.

  2. Place a check mark by the Location Access item if you want his location tracked as he uses the tablet.

    Most parents prefer to keep this item unchecked.

  3. Swipe through the list of programs and place a check mark by the ones you would allow your wee one to use.

    These would include various games or whatever other apps you deem appropriate. Some apps, such as Google, Netflix, and Play Movies & TV, feature a Settings icon. Tap that icon to make further adjustments, such as determining what level of entertainment would be appropriate for your child.