How to Delete Parental Controls on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Parental controls on Android devices are a useful feature that helps parents monitor and restrict their child’s access to certain apps, content, and device features. However, there may come a time when you no longer need these restrictions and want to delete parental controls on your Android device. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to remove parental controls.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings
To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the home screen. Look for the “Settings” app – typically represented by a gear icon – and tap on it. This will open the device settings.

Step 2: Locating Parental Controls
In the settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Security” or “Privacy” section. Different devices may have slightly different names for this section. Once located, tap on it to open the security or privacy settings.

Step 3: Managing Parental Controls
Within the security or privacy settings, look for an option called “Parental Controls” or something similar. Tap on it to access the parental control settings.

Disabling Parental Controls

Once you have accessed the parental control settings, you will see an option to disable or turn off parental controls. Tap on this option to proceed with removing the restrictions.

Entering PIN or Password

Depending on your device’s setup, you may be required to enter a PIN or password that was set up during the initial configuration of parental controls. This is done as an extra layer of security to prevent unauthorized removal of restrictions. Enter your PIN or password when prompted and tap “OK” or “Enter.”

Turning Off Parental Controls

After entering your PIN or password successfully, you will be presented with an option to disable parental controls permanently or temporarily suspend them. Choose the appropriate option based on your preference.

Uninstalling Parental Control Apps

In some cases, parental controls may be implemented through third-party apps that you have installed on your Android device. If this is the case, disabling the app or uninstalling it will remove the restrictions.

Accessing App Settings

Open the app drawer on your device and locate the parental control app that you want to remove. Long-press on its icon until a menu appears, then select “App Info” or “App Settings.”

Uninstalling the App

Within the app settings, you will find an option to uninstall the app. Tap on this option and confirm your selection when prompted. The parental control app will be removed from your device, along with any associated restrictions.

  • Note: Uninstalling a third-party parental control app may require administrator access. If you encounter any issues during uninstallation, go back to the settings menu and look for an option called “Device Administrators” or something similar. From there, disable administrator access for the parental control app and try uninstalling again.

Restarting Your Device

After disabling parental controls or uninstalling related apps, it is recommended to restart your Android device. This ensures that all changes take effect properly and any residual settings are cleared.

Congratulations! You have successfully removed parental controls from your Android device.

Remember that removing these restrictions gives unrestricted access to all apps and content on your device. If you need to re-enable parental controls in the future, simply follow the same steps outlined in this tutorial.

Removing parental controls can be a beneficial step if you no longer require them or if they are causing any inconveniences. By following this guide, you can easily delete parental controls on your Android device and regain full control over its usage.

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