How to enable Parental controls and Set Content Restrictions on Galaxy S20 Play Store

Activating parental controls and content restrictions is highly recommended if anyone in your family including kids have access to your smartphone. This way you can be assured that they don’t have access to restricted undesirable contents. If you’re wondering how to set your phone to work this way, I’ve prepared a simple guide for you to refer to. Here’s a straightforward tutorial on how to enable parental controls and set content restrictions on galaxy s20 Play Store.

By default, Parental controls are turned off or disabled on the Play Store. This means that download and purchase of any type of contents from the Play Store are not restricted. If you don’t prefer the Play Store app to work this way on your new Samsung Galaxy handset, all you have to do is manage or configure the Play Store settings to set restrictions based on maturity level. Read on for more detailed instructions.

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Easy steps to enable Parental controls and Set content restrictions on Galaxy S20 Play Store

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Performing the following steps will activate parental controls on your Galaxy S20 Play Store. By doing so, you can set restrictions to Play Store contents to be downloaded and installed on your phone. Here’s how it works.

  1. Open the Play Store app.

    The Play Store icon is usually found among other icons on the Home screen.

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  2. Tap the Menu icon on the upper-left corner of the screen.

    This icon is represented by a three horizontal line icon on the Play Store app main screen.

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  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    The Play Store app settings and menu options will be displayed.

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  4. Tap Parental controls.

    A new screen where you can enable parental controls will show up next.

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  5. Tap to turn on the switch next to “Parental controls are off.” 

    The label will be changed to “Parental controls are on.”

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  6. If prompted, create a content PIN to be used when changing the settings for parental controls.
    After entering the PIN, tap OK to save it.

    You will be prompted to re-enter the PIN on the next screen. Just enter the same PIN to confirm then tap OK.
    Be sure to take note of this PIN.

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  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

You can choose and specify the type of content that you want to filter and choose how to filter or restrict access to these contents.

There are some variations on how parental controls across apps and games, music, TV, movies and books. For example, setting up parental controls for apps and games will allow you to select the highest content rating you want to allow for downloads or purchases. Nonetheless, some apps and games outside of your filter may still be visible through searching or visiting them via direct link to the app’s page.

In addition, in certain countries, there are specific types of content that parental controls aren’t available. In that case, you won’t be able to set content restrictions.

Hope this helps!

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