Parental controls on phones evolved a lot over the years. Back in the day, devices had kid modes that turned off the UI basically entirely, trapping the child in a specific app. Unfortunately, kid mode is easy to work around and it doesn’t work really well. There are better alternatives out there anyway. These new options give your children more freedom to do what they want while still keeping you in control. Here are the best parental control apps for Android and some other methods in case you need further control. There are no kid mode apps on this list because that is a seriously outdated method and kids could easily get around it anyway.
The best parental control apps for Android
- AppLock by IvyMobile
- Find My Kids
- Google Family Link
- Safe Lagoon
- Antivirus parental control apps
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