Remove Restrictions Bypass Parental Controls on Android

How To Remove Restrictions/Bypass Parental Controls on Android

Do you want to remove parental restrictions for your kid on your Android phone, especially if you want to bypass parental controls when you don’t remember your password or PIN?

To help you, we’ll explore how you can do this and whether you can bypass parental controls if you forget the password set by you as a parent while enabling this feature on the Google Play Store.

Can you remove parental controls on Android?

You can turn off parental controls and remove restrictions on Android using the Google Play Store app or Family Link app account settings. The only restriction here is that your child must be over 13 in the associated Google account when you want to turn off restrictive content.

How do I remove restrictions on Android?

1.  Using Google Play Store Parental Control Settings

Google Play Store settings are the easiest way to remove parental controls on your Google account or Android phone. Here’s how:

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your Android screen and tap the “Play Store” app to open it.
  • Tap your profile picture on the top-right and tap “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  • Tap the down arrow next to “Family” to expand the options and select Parental controls.
  • Select a category, such as “Apps & games” or “Books,” under “Set content restrictions.”
  • Choose “Allow all, including unrated,” and tap the “Save” button.

This will turn off parental controls and the associated restrictions for that category.

Instead of going through each category, you can turn off all parent controls on your Android in one go. Tap your profile pic in “Play Store,” navigate to “Settings” > “Family” > “Parental controls,” toggle off “Parental control is on,” type in your “PIN,” and tap “OK.”

2.  Using Google Family Link App Settings

Google Family Link is an excellent app for setting up a Google account for your child and removing parental controls with restrictions from there.

However, if your child is older than 13, you can use the Manage Settings feature on the app to disable parental controls on their Android. Here’s how to do it:

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your Android screen and tap the “Family Link” app to open it.
  • Select the child’s account and type in your password or PIN.
  • Navigate to “Manage Settings” > “Account Info,” tap “Stop Supervision,” confirm this action, and that’s it.

A quick catch here is that you also make parental controls least restrictive if the child’s age in the Family Link app is still younger than 13. For this, head back to “Manage Settings,” select “Controls on Google Play,” and tap “Allow all, including unrated.

How to bypass parental controls on Android without password?

1. Clearing Play Store Data

One way to bypass these controls on Android without the password is to clear the Google Play Store app data. Here’s how:

  • Swipe up from the bottom of your Android screen and tap the Play Store app to open it.
  • Depending on your Android manufacturer, tap “Apps,” “Apps Manager,” or “Apps & Notifications.”
  • Access the Apps list and tap “Google Play Store.”
  • Tap “Storage.”
  • Tap “Clear Data” or “Clear Storage.”

2. Uninstall Play Store Updates

Sometimes, after clearing Google Play Store cache data, it won’t let you download anything afterward. Luckily, you can resolve this issue by uninstalling Play Store app updates and bypassing parental controls in the process. Here’s how:

To uninstall Google Play Store updates, head to “Settings” > “Apps” > “Google Play Store,” tap the three vertical buttons on the top-right corner, and tap “Uninstall updates.” The Play Store icon will change, meaning the app is reset and the parental controls are bypassed.

3. Factory Reset Android

If you don’t remember the family Link passcode, you can also factory reset your Android phone. To do this:

  • Open “Settings.”
  • Tap “General.”
  • Select “Backup and reset.”
  • Tap “Factory data reset.”
  • Tap “Reset device.”
  • Choose “Delete All.”

Wait for your phone to restart, and verify that you can now bypass parental controls.


Parental controls on your Android phone help stop your kids from downloading social media apps and interacting with cyber predators or browsing websites with inappropriate content

In this short guide, we’ve discussed how to remove restrictions and bypass parental controls on your Android phone with or without using a password.

Hopefully, you can now give your child restriction-free online access quickly.