Samsung Tablet parental controls

Step-by-step guide

Learn how to use parental controls on Samsung tablets and lock Secret mode on Samsung Internet to help your child stay safe online.

What do I need?

A Samsung tablet

Restrictions you can apply

icon Anonymizers
icon Browser Access
icon File Sharing & Hacking
icon Parental control
icon Screen time

How to set up parental controls on Samsung tablets


How to enable parental controls

Parental controls with Google’s Family Link app lets you to set rules for how your child uses their Samsung tablet.

You can set up parental controls as long as they’re running software version One UI 2.0 or later.

With Google Family Link, you can control what your child can access and monitor their activity. You can also manage the apps they can download and use, set screen time limits, filter content, restrict in-app purchases, lock their device and track their location.

To enable parental controls:

Samsung devices come with Google Family Link pre-installed. Make sure it is also installed on your own device. See how to create a child’s account, family group and more with our step-by-step Family Link guide.

You can access this on your child’s Samsung tablet by going to Settings > Digital Wellbeing and parental controls > Parental controls. This will launch Google Family Link.

However, remember that you will need to use your own device to first set up Family Link.


Where to set a password for Secret mode

Secret mode is a feature on Samsung tablets’ web browser that lets you use the internet without being tracked.

You can set a password to keep your child from using this feature. This is useful if you want to review your child’s browsing history, which you cannot do with Secret mode enabled.

To set a Secret mode password:

Step 1 – Open Samsung Internet and tap on the + symbol to open a new tab.

Step 2 – At the bottom of the screen, tap Turn on Secret mode.

Step 3 – Tap the toggle next to Lock Secret mode to turn it blue.

Step 4 – Follow the instructions to set a password only you know.

Your child can now now longer use Secret mode unless they know the password.

Note that this doesn’t affect other browsers. You can block access to other browsers with Google Family Link.