Samsung Kids Parental Controls

Step-by-step guide

See how to set a PIN lock, create a child profile, and set daily time limits on the Samsung Kids. This is available for Samsung tablets and smartphones available from the Android 9.0 Operating System. It allows you to help shape a safe environment for your child to explore and connect with the world.
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What do I need?

A Samsung device and Samsung Kids

Restrictions you can apply

icon Apps Access
icon Browser Access
icon Media streaming
icon Parental control
icon Privacy
icon Timer

Samsung Kids function on Samsung tablets and smartphones

Samsung Kids provides a fun and secure digital place for your children to play in.

Launch Samsung Kids whenever your children want to play! A single touch of the Quick Panel of your device is all it takes to get started – with no need to download a thing. Parents can protect their children from potentially unsuitable apps and websites, control their playtime and limit their accessibility via the Parental Control mode. Let your children have fun with the cute Samsung Kids friends and exciting child-friendly features that help develop creativity.

Guide overview

  1. How to use the Quick Panel to access Samsung Kids
  2. How to set up Samsung Kids
  3. Download a native app
  4. Launch Parental control mode
  5. Add a child’s profile
  6. Set daily playtime
  7. Setting daily playtime limits
  8. How to add a contact
  9. How to allow app access
  10. How to allow access to a media file
  11. How to add an audio file
  12. How to close the Samsung Kids app
1

How to use the Quick Panel to access Samsung Kids

Step 1. Double-tap or select the bar from the top and drag it downwards.

Step 2. Drag down to open the Quick panel and touch the [+] button.

Step 3. Hold the [Kids] icon, and drag and drop it to wherever you want it to be.

Step 4. Tap [Kids].

Step 5. Touch the Start button on the Samsung Kids screen.

Note: This can be omitted on certain devices like S10.

Step 6. Launch Samsung Kids.

Note: This can be omitted on certain devices like S10.

2

How to set up Samsung Kids

Step 1. Launch Samsung Kids.

Note: You can add the Samsung Kids icon to the Home screen. (Turn on Add Samsung Kids icon by going to Samsung Kids > Parental control > Settings > turn on ‘Add Samsung Kids icon’)

Step 2. Create and confirm a 4-digit PIN to toggle Parental control mode or exit the app.

Option 1) Create and confirm a 4-digit PIN to toggle Parental control mode or exit the app. Note: You can skip Step 2 if you use the device lock.

Samsung kids unlock screen

Option 2) You can start Samsung Kids in the same way as you unlock your device.

Samsung phone unlock screen

Step 3. Samsung Kids – meet a smart device interface exclusively designed for children.

Samsung kids start screen

3

Download a native app

Step 1. Your download will start when you touch a native app icon.

samsung kids native apps screen

Step 2. Installation is complete when the app has been downloaded.

Samsung kids native app downloaded

Step 3. Your child can now get started.

samsing kids all apps ready

 

4

Launch Parental control mode

Step 1. Touch the [More] menu in the top right corner of the Samsung Kids screen.

samsung kids more menu

Step 2. Select Parental controls from the menu.

samsung kids parental controls menu

Step 3. Enter your PIN to unlock the Parental control mode.

samsung kids enter pin screen

Step 4. Begin using Parental control

samsung kids parental controls usage screen

 

5

Add a child’s profile

Step 1. Tap the Child Profile icon.

samsung kids parental control screen

Step 2. Enter your child’s name and date of birth and tap [Save].

samsung kids child data entry screen

Registration is now complete.

samsung kids registration complete screen

 

6

Set daily playtime

Step 1. Double-tap or select the bar from the top and drag it downwards.

samsung phone drop down menu

Step 2.  Drag down to open the [Quick panel].

qiuck menu panel

Step 3. Navigate to the next page on the [Quick panel] and tap the text [Samsung Kids] icon.

find samsung kids icon

Step 4. Touch the [Details]

samsung kids details screen

Step 5.  Select [Screen time goal] on the Parental control page.

parental control screen

Step 6. Toggle screen time to on and set a time limit.

Samsung kids options screen

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Setting daily playtime limits

Step 1. Touch the [More] menu in the top right corner of the Samsung Kids screen.

menu

Step 2. Select [Parental control] from the menu.

parental controls option

Step 3. Enter your PIN to unlock the Parental control mode.

unlock phone screen

Step 4. Select [Screen time goal] in the Set daily playtime section of the Parental control page.

parental controls goals menu

Step 5. Toggle screen time to on and select [Everyday] or [Customize days].

screen time options

 

 

8

How to add a contact

Step 1. Tap [Contacts] at the bottom of the Parental control page.

samsung kids adding contacts screen

Step 2. Touch the Add [+] button.

samsung kids adding contacts - add new

Step 3. Select the contact you want to add from the list and touch Add [+] to confirm your selection.

samsung kids adding contacts - select new

Step 4. Your child will now be able to place voice calls to the contact have added using Samsung Kids.

samsung kids adding contacts - selected list

 

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How to allow app access 

Step 1. Touch the [More] menu in the top right corner of the Samsung Kids screen.

Samsung Kids MENU

Step 2. Select [Edit] or [Parental control] from the menu.

samsung kids controls

Step 3. Select [Apps] from the menu.

samsung kids add apps

Step 4. Press the Add [+] button.

samsung kids select apps

Step 5. Select the app you want to add from the list. And press the Add [+] to confirm your selection.

samsung kids apps list

Step 6. Touch [Save] to enable access to the app on Samsung Kids.

samsung kids app ebabled

10

How to allow access to a media file

Step 1. Tap [Media] at the bottom of the Parental control page.

samsung kids Parental control page

Step2. Tap the Add [+] button.

samsung kids Parental add media

Step 3. Select the album or file you want to add and press the [+ Add] button to confirm your selection.

samsung kids Parental media options

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How to add an audio file 

Strep 1. Select [Music] at the bottom of the Parental control page.

select media

Step 2. Press the Add [+] button.

add new menu

Step 3. Select the audio file you want to allow access to and press the [+ Add] button to confirm.

list of available audio files

 

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How to close the Samsung Kids app 

Step 1. Tap [Settings] in the top right-hand corner of the Samsung Kids screen.

samsung kids menu

Step 2. Tap [Close Samsung Kids] from the menu.

select close

Step 3. Enter your PIN to quit out of the app.

pin entry screen