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Samsung Kids

Controls & Settings 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.

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

Step by Step instructions

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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 [Quick panel].

Step 3. Next, navigate to the next page on the [Quick panel] and tap [Samsung Kids].

Step 4. Tap the [Start] button on the [Samsung Kids] screen. Samsung Kids is now ready to use.

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How to set up Samsung Kids

Step 1. Open [Samsung Kids].

Step 2. Create and confirm a 4-digit PIN and confirm to toggle Parental control mode or exit the app. (Do not share your pin with your child.)

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Download a native app

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

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

Your child can now get started.

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Launch Parental control mode

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

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

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

Now you can start using Parental Control.

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Add a child’s profile

Step 1. Tap the [Enter] button.

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

Registration is now complete.

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Set daily playtime

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

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

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

Step 4. Select a daily playtime limit from the list of default time options, and then tap the [Finish] button when you are done.

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Setting daily playtime limits

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

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

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

Step 4. Tap [More] in the set daily playtime section of the [Parental control] page.

Step 5. Drag the bar left and right to set a daily playtime limit.

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How to add a contact

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

Step 2. Tap [Add] button.

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

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

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How to allow app access 

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

Step 2. Tap the [Add] button.

Step 3. Select the app you want to add from the list.

Step 4. Tap [Add] to confirm your selection.

The app is now accessible via Samsung Kids.

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How to allow access to a media file

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

Step2. Tap the [Add] button.

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

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How to add an audio file 

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

Step 2. Tap the [Add] button.

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

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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.

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

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

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