If you are a parent who uses Google Family Link to manage your child’s device usage, you may sometimes need to remove a device from the account. Whether it’s because your child no longer uses the device or you want to transfer ownership to another family member, the process is straightforward. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to remove a device from Family Link in 2023.
Step 1: Open Family Link App
To start the process, open the Family Link app on your smartphone or tablet. If you have not yet downloaded the app, you can do so from the Google Play Store or the App Store.
Step 2: Select the Child’s Account
Once you have opened the app, select the child’s account from the list of profiles. If you have more than one child, make sure you select the correct account.
Step 3: Tap on the Device
Next, tap on the device that you want to remove from the account. This will bring up a new screen with information about the device, including the device name, model, and operating system.
Step 4: Tap on the Remove Device Button
Scroll down to the bottom of the device information screen and tap on the “Remove device” button. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device from the account.
Step 5: Confirm Removal
Tap on “Remove” to confirm that you want to remove the device from the account. This will unlink the device from your child’s Google account and remove any parental controls or restrictions that you had set up.
Step 6: Erase the Device (Optional)
If you are transferring ownership of the device or giving it away, you may want to erase all the data on the device before removing it from the account. To do this, go to the device settings and select “Erase all data (factory reset)”.
Step 7: Transfer Ownership (Optional)
If you are transferring ownership of the device to another family member, you can do so by signing in with their Google account on the device. Once they have signed in, they will be able to set up their own Family Link account and manage the device as they see fit.
Removing a device from Family Link is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Whether you are transferring ownership of the device or simply removing it from your child’s account, following these steps will ensure that the process is completed smoothly and without any issues. As always, make sure to communicate with your child throughout the process and explain why the device is being removed from the account.