Changes in Phone and SMS services

Starting January 9, 2019, Google Play implemented restrictions for the use of the SMS and Call permissions necessary for certain functionalities featured in ESET Parental Control for Android. Due to these permissions restrictions, the following features will no longer be available in ESET Parental Control for Android:

Parental messages

SOS button functionality


Regain SMS features

You can restore these features by downloading and installing the ESET SMS Tool application on your child's device. Features that use SMS services will still be unavailable on the parent's device.

For detailed instructions, visit our documentation or knowledgebase article.