How to Setup Parental Controls to Restrict Application Downloads


  • To prevent downloading applications in the Play Store based on application content ratings 


  • Google Play Store


  1. Open the Play Store app
  2. Tap Menu
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Parental controls
  5. Slide to turn Parent controls to ON
  6. Setup a PIN
  7. Tap Apps and Games
  8. Change the option shown based on the desired app content rating

Additional Notes

When you set the ratings for apps to restrict, the Play Store will not show any application which exceeds that content rating

If an app that's rated above the selected content rating has already been installed, it will continue to operate normally on the phone

For additional information, please see Parental Controls for the Google Play Store

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