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How to Restrict App Access on Android

Nowadays, kids are increasingly tech-savvy, and even a toddler will probably manage to launch apps and play games. Your children may also be at risk from online predators and seeing adult content.

In this article, we will talk about how to restrict app access on Android. Now, let's get started!

Two Ways to Restrict App Access on Android

Here we'll explain how to restrict app access on android and how to remotely monitor all app activities on an android phone.

1. Restrict App Access on Android Using Parental Control on Google Play

Google Play Store is home to millions of apps and games from some of the best developers the planet has to offer. On Google Play Store, there are apps for finance, property, productivity, banking, health, fitness, and there is no dearth of games, there are also apps with adult content like violence and games with explicit scenes, jokes and images.

As a parent, its our job to protect the innocence of our kids by restricting their access to these sources. Setting up Parental controls restricts the user from installing or purchasing anything from the Google Play Store on your device.

To find out how to enable Parental controls, please follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Play Store app on your droid and tap the Menu icon and go to Settings.
  2. launch Google Play Store

  3. Select the Parental Controls option and tap on the toggle at the top right to activate the feature.
  4. set parent control

  5. Once you have turned it on, you will be required to set up your pin. This is vital if you are to prevent anyone who doesn't have the pin from tweaking your parental control settings. Don't forget the pin though.
  6. Once a PIN has been set you will be able to set content restrictions.
  7. set content restrictions

2. Use PanSpy to Restrict App Access on Android

Here is another effective solution to restrict App access on Android. Using PanSpy, you are able to block harmful applications and monitor the frequent using ones. Besides, this tool also enables you to hack messages, location, contacts, call logs, Keylogger, Apps, E-mails and much more on any Android devices. Moreover, this application designed with highly advanced technology that can track the real-time status of any device.

panspy android monitor

Top Features of PanSpy:

  1. Monitor and restrict any app installed on the phone: You are able to view installed Apps on the target device and block harmful Apps and games.
  2. Monitor social apps: It is not limited to spy on Tinder only, you can also spy on other Instant messaging application like Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Line, Kik, Viber, Hangouts and more.
  3. Easily track call logs: PanSpy also gives you ability to spy on every single incoming and outcoming call including contact names, phone numbers, call duration if you need to view call details from target device.
  4. Check Web browsing history: With the help of PanSpy, you can access target device's browsing history including link of browsing website, the correct records of browsing date and time.
  5. Track Current Location: GPS, Geofencing, WiFi logger.
  6. Remote Control: Schedule restriction.

Four Steps to Restrict App Access on Android

Step 1: Create A PanSpy Account.

Firstly, please create a PanSpy account by clicking the Sign Up option on the top right corner of this page. Then enter your valid email address and make the password for it. After created a PanSpy account, you will receive a confirmation link, simply navigate to your Email address, tap the link to activate your account, then follow the Setup Wizard to complete the following setup process. Choose the operating system that is running on the target device. Here, we are selecting Android.

Create PanSpy Account

Step 2: Select A Subscription.

Currently, there are only two editions: Premium Edition, Ultimate Edition available. Both editions support for 1-month subscription, quarter subscription and 1-year subscription, you can check the here. Select a subscription you prefer and move on. At last, you can see a control panel on your computer.

Step 3: Install PanSpy App on Target Phone.

After successfully subscribed the service, you will get a download link, simply download and setup the PanSpy app. Login in with your PanSpy account and authorize PanSpy to access data on the monitored mobile phone according to the instructions. Once you completed all process, you can choose to remove the app icon or keep it on the homescreen.

Step 4: Start Monitoring Application via the Control Panel.

Once finished the setup process on the target phone, check the control panel on your computer. Now, you have unrestricted access to the target phone and easily hack the activity on it, including calls, messages, emails, apps, photos, browsing histories, Viber, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Line, Facebook, etc. All supported features are listed on the panel so that you can click each category to view the data you want. Simply click Applications on the left side of the dashboard to get started. You can block any app from the device indefinitely.

block app

That's it. Simply give a try one of those solutions to restrict App access on Android phone.

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Reminders: All apps or tools introduced in this article shall be for legal use only. Please follow the Terms & Use and End User License Agreement (EULA) before trying any of them. Any consequences of improper use should be borne by users.