Installation – Start-up Wizard

The first time that you open ESET Parental Control for Android, you will be prompted to set up ESET Parental Control for Android

Set up ESET Parental Control for Android on parent's device

1.Select your Country and the Language you want to use in ESET Parental Control for Android. Tap Accept. By tapping the Accept button, you agree to the End User License Agreement, and you acknowledge the Privacy Policy.

2.Select if you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. You can change this later in the program's settings. Learn more about the Customer Experience Improvement Program. Select if you would like to allow ESET Parental Control for Android to send ESET promotional discounts and product news. Tap Next to confirm your decisions.

3.Select Parent. You can find the same tools and settings for a parent from the app on the ESET HOME portal.

4.Sign in to your ESET HOME account. If you do not have an account, you can create one.

5.If you are installing ESET Parental Control for Android for the first time, you will be prompted to define your Parental PIN. The four-digit PIN is used to access parental settings on the child's device. Therefore, we recommend that you use a strong PIN.

6.Tap OK to start ESET Parental Control for Android.

7.If you do not have any child profiles, you need to create one first. To create a new child's profile, tap the + button in the lower right. Fill out your child's name and select Gender, Age, and Date of birth. Your child's age will be used to filter out inappropriate applications and websites. You can also upload your child's photo or an avatar. To add a photo or avatar, tap the camera icon, and select a picture from your device. When finished, tap Save.

 

Set up ESET Parental Control for Android on a child's device

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Start-up Wizard differences

This guide is intended for stock Android devices. Permission settings may differ based on the device manufacturer.

1.Select your Country and the Language you want to use in ESET Parental Control for Android. Tap Accept. By tapping the Accept button, you agree to the End User License Agreement, and you acknowledge the Privacy Policy.

2.Select if you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. You can change this later in the program's settings. Select if you would like to allow ESET Parental Control for Android to send ESET promotional discounts and product news. Tap Next to confirm your decisions.

3.Select Child.

4.Log in to your ESET HOME account. If you do not have an account, you must create one.

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5.If you are using ESET Parental Control for Android for the first time, you will be prompted to define your Parental PIN. The four-digit PIN is used to access parental settings on the child's device. Therefore, we recommend that you use a strong PIN.

6.Select a child profile or create a new one. If you do not have any child profiles, you need to create one first. To create a new child's profile, tap the + button. Fill out your child's name and select Gender, Age, and Date of birth. Your child's age will be used to filter out inappropriate applications and websites. You can also upload your child's photo or an avatar. To add a photo or avatar, tap the camera icon, and select a picture from your device. When finished, tap Save.

7.On the next screen, you will be instructed how to enable app monitoring. Tap Next.

8.In the accessibility settings, select Parental Control.

9.Tap the switch icon to enable ESET Parental Control for Android to use the service.

10.Tap Allow confirming your decision.

11.You will be returned to the ESET Parental Control for Android app. Tap Next to continue to allow Usage access permissions.

12.Select Parental Control.

13.Tap the switch button to grant usage access for ESET Parental Control for Android.

14.You will be returned to the ESET Parental Control for Android app. Tap Next to continue to allow Screen overlay permission that will allow blocking screen functionality for ESET Parental Control for Android.

15.Tap the switch button to allow ESET Parental Control for Android to display over other apps.

16.You will be returned to the ESET Parental Control for Android app. Tap Next to enable the uninstall protection. Uninstall protection will block unauthorized uninstallation of ESET Parental Control for Android.

17.Tap Activate this device admin app.

18.Tap Continue to allow permissions necessary for the proper function of ESET Parental Control for Android.

19.Tap Allow enabling ESET Parental Control for Android to manage phone calls.

20.Tap Allow only while using the app to enable ESET Parental Control for Android to access the child's device location.

21.Tap Allow enabling background location access for ESET Parental Control for Android.

22.Tap Allow all the time.

23.Click Enable to finish the setup. Parental protection is now active.

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Guest Account misuse

We recommend that you disable a guest account on a child's device to prohibit the child from misusing the guest account to bypass ESET Parental Control for Android.

On stock Android:

1.Open your device's Settings app.

2.Tap System -> Advanced -> Multiple users.

3.Tap the switch button to turn off the Multiple users feature.

These settings may differ based on your device's manufacturer.

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Battery protector

Many device manufacturers introduced battery protector or battery-saving options in Android 5 and later devices. On devices that have this feature, you must create an exception to allow the ESET Parental Control for Android  to work with a battery-saving feature turned on. To create an exception, check your device manufacturer's documentation.