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Re: Android restricted user account on Tab4 10 Plus/Android 7.1.1

2018-06-07, 14:44 PM

I'm aware it's a n old post, but I arrived here looking for a solution to the same problem.

I've bought the Lenovo tab to replace my daughter's aging Nexus 7.

After spending hours upgrading and removing bloatware, discovered that I was unable to create a restricted account.

She took one look at the kids account and stated she isn't a baby and her friends will laugh at her. She is only 7.

I was expecting a few UI differences and lack of OS updates, but I wasn't expecting the main functionality to be replaced.

 

As someone previously posted, I opted to try the Google family account. This wasn't available in the UK when I tried to set it up in the past, but is now.

 

It isn't too bad. I have a lot of control. The only issue is she is no longer using my Google account, she has her own. So has no access to apps I've previously purchased unless they are in my family library, which only a small selection are.

 

Experiences like this are why I always ended up buying nexus devices in the past. I'm already dreading the day my Nexus 5x will need replacing.

 

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Re: Android restricted user account on Tab4 10 Plus/Android 7.1.1

2018-06-08, 13:23 PM

Thanks for sharing your story, I share the same frustration with this tablet 

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Re: Android restricted user account on Tab4 10 Plus/Android 7.1.1

2018-12-25, 12:02 PM

Gawd I wish I had seen this before I purchased two pads to our kids. It's just infuriating, especially since I came from the exact same mess that is Amazon's attempt at a kids tablet, thinking android would be android.

 

Apparently not so.

 

How hard can it be really. Just get a parent in your office, ask him or her what works. Then make it so. **bleep**.

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Re: Android restricted user account on Tab4 10 Plus/Android 7.1.1

2018-12-28, 4:50 AM

did you try Google Family Account? 

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Re: Android restricted user account on Tab4 10 Plus/Android 7.1.1

2019-02-03, 10:57 AM

Okay, I came here to vent. Normally I'm quite fond of Lenovo products, but this Kidoz/Child profile just sucks. The Tab 4 8 itself is quite pretty. But marketed as a family tablet is laughable.

 

1) the Kidoz user interface is terrible

2) really, are you pushing ads in a children’s account?!

3) and deny users the ability to use perfectly capable stock account restrictions.

 

/End-Rant.

 

I installed AppLock from DoMobile Lab in the main account and locked everything except the few apps I want my son to use. Does the trick. Hopefully the tablet will impress by durability and software updates. Android 8.1 is a good first step and installed well! Maybe drop the Kidoz crap in the next update ;)

 

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Re: Android restricted user account on Tab4 10 Plus/Android 7.1.1

2019-02-03, 19:05 PM

Thanks for the rant, totally agree. I'll check out the app you mentioned.

In the meantime I'm trying Apple's "family sharing" as well, it's pretty good for my old iOS devices. 

 

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