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  1. DrivenByDemons

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    I switched from apple to android a few months back and love it. My teenage son decided he wants to switch too so I'm hooking him up with an S5 for his birthday. The one thing that seemed a lot easier with apple was sharing our app purchases between devices and parental controls. I've searched and can't seem to find much info on restricting stuff in android. I'd like to be the admin of his phone and just set him up as a user. Any help? I figure corporate users of android must have some sort of similar setup where apps get pushed to them as needed and users are limited to changes they can make. How do they do it?
     

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    To share your apps with your son, just add your Google account to his phone. Search 'parental control' on Google Play and poke around and you'll find several choices.
     
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    yea but won't that give him access to my email and everything else on my google account?
     
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    No you would need to set up your email in the Gmail application. By adding your account to his Playstore would just give him access to your applications :)
     
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    I'll dick around with it but I always thought adding a google account made it possible to sync anything associated with that account. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Go into settings/accounts/Google, all the associated accounts are listed. You can select them one by one and decide which services should be sync'd. I have 2, both sync Gmail but only 1 syncs practically everything else.
    My sister has an account for her kids, on their devices it has all their games but on hers it sync's nothing. They have nothing of hers.
     
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    Just let us know if you need anymore help. We are always willing to assist :)
     
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    I know what you are describing as I have 2 google accounts on mine but I see no way of preventing my kid from just checking whatever services he wants to sync from my account once it's on his phone. I may set it up with just play but he can then turn on keep, mail, whatever at will.
     
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    Some parental control apps may be able to control access to email, etc by account, IDK. If not, you can still share apps by adding your account, installing the apps, then removing your account.
     
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    Sweet, that's good to know the apps can stay after I remove the account. Thanks!
     
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    Is there a way to get text messages from my Child's phone to show up on my phone and/or Google (Gmail?) account? I understand there is a feature like this on the Apple products.
     

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