How to prevent your child from using guest accounts on Android devices

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Starting from Android 5.0, certain Android phones have a guest mode capability that can be used to avoid Qustodio's protection. This feature allows creating a temporary account on the device, much like a separate user account on a computer.

If your child’s phone has this option, we recommend to:

Eliminate the guest profile

1. Swipe down the Notification bar and tap the User icon.

Swipe down the Notification bar and tap the User icon

2. Tap on the Guest user to change to the Guest account.

3. Swipe down the Notification bar and tap the User icon again.

4. Tap on Remove Guest.

5. Once you have returned to the main user, swipe down again the Notification bar and tap the User icon and choose More settings.

6. Make sure the option to Add user when device is locked is toggled off.

Password protect the main account

1. Go to Settings and choose to Screen lock.

2. Choose the PIN or Password option to either add a numeric PIN or an Alphanumeric Password.

3. Choose to Require PIN/Password to start the device.

4. Add the desired PIN/Password.

Create a new user profile for the kid and install Qustodio there

1. Swipe down the Notification bar and tap the User icon.

2. Choose More settings .

3. Tap on Add user.

4. Choose to add a User and on the next screen tap OK

5. Choose to Set up the user now, this will switch to the new user.

6. Tap on Continue.

7. Let your child sign up with his Google Account and finish up the configuration steps.

8. Install Qustodio following these steps.

 

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