How to Remove Family Link Without Deleting Account [Parental Control]

The Family link is a great app for keeping kids away from the undesirable internet content they may come across on their apps and mobile phones.

Though it is a handy feature, you will eventually have to remove the app when your kids come of age later. If you are at this stage or need to remove the Family link for some reason, you are probably looking for ways to remove it without deleting their account.

This article will show you how to remove Family link without deleting account.

How to Remove Family Link Without Deleting Account – The Method

Here are five possible ways to remove Family link without deleting account. Carefully follow each of the guides we’ve explained below.

Change the date of birth

Generally, we expect the family link to stay enrolled until the child is 13 years old. Unfortunately, unless the child is 13, Google will not allow you to remove supervision, even if you choose to. Here is a way around this that we recommend you try, though.

  1. Go to the Account Info page, either on the Family link app or on the website.
  2. You will now need to change the birthday of your child so that it’s one day less than 13 years old (so basically, even if the child’s birthday is in a few months or years, you’d need to backdate the date of birth, so that tomorrow will be the new birthday when he will become 13)
  3. You now have to wait for around a day or two, and the Family Link record will show that the child is 13 years old.
  4. On our try, we received an email on the child’s Google inbox that will include a link to a graduation page. You could alternatively log into the account page of the child, visit the Family Link Graduation site and complete the process to remove supervision from the account. After doing this, it becomes a fully functioning Google account.
  5. You can return the birthday to the correct day, but we recommend inserting a year that will indicate the child is over 13, as returning it to the previous year takes the child back to the family link.

Remove the child from the Family link

To remove a child from a Family link;

  • STEP 1: Click on this link g.co/YourFamily to visit your Family link site.
  • STEP 2: Once in your Family link profile, you will be able to view the family members that are on your Family link.
  • STEP 3: Identify and select the child you want to remove.
  • STEP 4: Tap on remove to remove the child.

You can remove the Family link through the Family link app on the child’s device

Follow this guide to remove the Family link through the kid’s device.

  • STEP 1: Open the Family Link app.
  • STEP 2: Tap on the menu icon at the top left corner.
  • STEP 3: Click on “Remove account.”
  • STEP 4: Select the Google account connected to the Family link.
  • STEP 5: You will need to enter the same password you used to log in to the app before you can complete the process.
  • STEP 6: You can use a browser or get a Family link app code to remove the Family link from the device with which it was set up.

How To Remove Family Link While Deleting Account – The Methods

Fix 1: You can remove the Family link through phone settings:

  • STEP 1: Go to the “Settings” app on the phone that contains the Family link you want to remove.
  • STEP 2: Scroll down to the “Personal” option and click on it.
  • STEP 3: Tap on “Accounts.”
  • STEP 4: Select “Google” to view the profile that connects to the Family link.
  • STEP 5: Tap on the profile that connects to the Family link.
  • STEP 6: Go back to the Google account after selecting the profile.
  • STEP 7: Tap on “Synchronization.”
  • STEP 8: You will get a “Remove account” option. Tap on it to proceed.
  • STEP 9: Confirm your request to remove the account, and Google will remove the Family link.

Fix 2: You can remove the Family link from a browser if it monitors the browser

If the Family link also monitors browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc., you can remove it from the browser.

  • STEP 1: Open Google Chrome or the browser the Family link monitors.
  • STEP 2: Click on the Google account that contains the profile connected to the Family link.
  • STEP 3: Select the account you want to remove from the Family link.
  • STEP 4: Select “Parental Settings.”
  • STEP 5: Tap on “More.”
  • STEP 6: Go to the account menu for more information about the profile.
  • STEP 7: Tap “Delete account and Data” to remove the Family link.

Fix 3: You can remove the Family link from the app:

Follow the steps below to remove the Family link through the app itself.

  • STEP 1: Open the Family link app.
  • STEP 2: Go to the app’s settings.
  • STEP 3: Tap on “Configuration Manager.”
  • STEP 4: Tap on “Account information.”
  • STEP 5: Click on “Delete Account” and follow the next instructions on your screen.

Fix 4: You can remove the Family link through the kid’s device:

Follow this guide to remove the Family link through the kid’s device.

  • STEP 1: Open the Family Link app.
  • STEP 2: Tap on the menu icon at the top left corner.
  • STEP 3: Click on “Remove account.”
  • STEP 4: Select the Google account connected to the Family link.
  • STEP 5: You will need to enter the same password you used to log in to the app before you can complete the process.
  • STEP 6: You can use a browser or get a Family link app code to remove the Family link from the device it was set up.

Fix 5: You can remove the Family link through the parent device:

  • STEP 1: Go to “Manage Settings.”
  • STEP 2: Tap on “Account Info.”
  • STEP 3: Tap on “Delete Account.”
  • STEP 4: Follow the guides on your screen to complete the process.

How To Remove Family Link Without Deleting Account On iPhone

You can follow the process below if you need to remove someone’s Family link on an iPhone.

  • STEP 1: Open the Family link on the iPhone or iPad.
  • STEP 2: Tap the menu icon at the top left of your screen.
  • STEP 3: Click on “Family group.”
  • STEP 4: Tap the family member you want to remove.
  • STEP 5: Click on “remove number.”

How To Bypass Family Link

Do you want to know how to bypass the Family link without having the parental control PIN? If yes, follow the steps below:

  • STEP 1: Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone.
  • STEP 2: Click the menu icon at the top right corner of your screen. The account linked to the device will open.
  • STEP 3: Tap on “Settings.”
  • STEP 4: Scroll down and click on “Parental Controls.”
  • STEP 5: Turn OFF parental control for the apps by tapping on the parental control toggle switch.
  • STEP 6: Enter the parental control PIN to complete the process.
  • STEP 7: If you do not know the parental control PIN, you can bypass Family Link by clearing the Google Play Store’s data.
  • STEP 8: If you want to clear your Google Play Store data, go to your phone’s settings and click on “Apps” or “Apps & notifications.”
  • STEP 9: Select “Google Play Store” from the list of apps.
  • STEP 10: Click on “Storage” and tap “Clear Data.”
  • STEP 11: Enter a new parental control PIN of your choice and disable account monitoring.
  • STEP 12: Uninstall the Family Link app.

How To Remove Child Account From Family Link

There are two processes involved in removing a child from the Family link.

1# From the child’s device:

  • STEP 1: Open the Family link on the child’s device.
  • STEP 2: Tap the menu icon at the top left corner of your screen.
  • STEP 3: Tap on “remove account” and click on confirm.
  • STEP 4: You will need to select the Google Account that belongs to you as the parent.
  • STEP 5: Enter your password to confirm your choice of removing the account.

2# From your parent device:

After you’ve removed the child’s account through their device as described in the previous section, follow the process below.

  • STEP 1: Open the Family link app.
  • STEP 2: Tap on “Manage Settings.”
  • STEP 3: Select “Account Info.”
  • STEP 4: Tap on “Delete account” and follow the prompts on your screen.

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How To Remove Supervision From Google Account

This is how you can remove supervision from your Google account:

  • STEP 1: Open the Family link app on your parent device.
  • STEP 2: Select the account or child you don’t want to supervise anymore.
  • STEP 3: Tap on “Manage Settings.”
  • STEP 4: Tap on “Account Info.”
  • STEP 5: Click on “Stop supervision.”
  • STEP 6: Confirm that you want to stop supervising the account.
  • STEP 7: Tap “Stop supervision” and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

How To Remove Parental Control On Google Account Without Password

Follow the guide below to remove parental control on your Google account without a password.

  • STEP 1: Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone.
  • STEP 2: Click the menu icon at the top right corner of your screen. The account linked to the device will open.
  • STEP 3: Tap on “Settings.”
  • STEP 4: Scroll down and click on “Parental Controls.”
  • STEP 5: Turn off parental control for the apps by tapping on the parental control toggle switch.
  • STEP 6: You need to bypass Family Link by clearing the Google Play Store’s data.
  • STEP 7: If you want to clear your Google Play Store data, go to your phone’s settings and click on “Apps” or “Apps & notifications.”
  • STEP 8: Select “Google Play Store” from the list of apps.
  • STEP 9: Click on “Storage” and tap “Clear Data.”
  • STEP 10: Enter a new parental control PIN of your choice and disable account monitoring.
  • STEP 11: Uninstall the Family Link app.

Conclusion

The Family link parental control app is good for tracking your kids’ internet activities.

Though it is a good app, you will likely need to remove it at some point. If you are looking for a way to remove the Family link without deleting your account, I hope you can always refer to this article.