Reset parental PIN – the four-digit Parental PIN protects the application settings on the child's device. It also prevents children from uninstalling ESET Parental Control for Android.

Require PIN (Only available on a parental device) - If enabled, the parental PIN is required to permit access to the Parental Control application and to respond to child requests. Enabling this option prevents a child from using a parent's device to bypass parental settings.

Parents' phone numbers – Parental messages can only be sent from phone numbers saved in this list.

SOS Button – Enable this option to send SOS messages from the child's device to the devices saved in the Parents' phone numbers list. The SOS message includes the position of the child's device when the message is sent. For more information about the SOS feature, visit our Knowledgebase article.

Parental Messages – When this option is enabled, parents can send a text message that:

oLocks the screen until a child reads it.

oLocates a child device that does not have internet connection and sends the parent device an SMS with a link to the child device location. To request the child device location, send an SMS message starting with a question mark (?) in the text to the child device. You will receive an SMS message with a URL link to the child device location.

Parental messages must be sent from a phone number in the Parents' phone numbers list.

Lock device on – Set the option to lock the child's device with all Parental messages or just those that begin with an exclamation mark (!).


SMS Features

To access features that use SMS services in ESET Parental Control for Android, install 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 more information, visit the ESET SMS tool documentation or our Knowledgebase article.

Send reports – Detailed summaries of your child's activities can be sent to your email.

Frequency – Set the frequency of email reports.

Anonymous Usage Statistics – Will send anonymous information (performance, operational statistics) about ESET Parental Control for Android that will help us improve the application and services.

Crash Reporting – Will send application crashes, malfunctions and issue reports to help us improve the application.

The week starts on – Set the option to start the week in your region on Monday or on Sunday. This will affect the appearance of the calendar in Time limits.