I can't find a way to set a daily limit to my daughter regardless of her devices. I want her to spend 2h max on screen no matter which device she uses on that day.

Yet she's getting 2h on her tablet and 2h on her smartphone.

Am I missing something? Does Family Link only allow to set device-specific limits?

  • @Rubén: There's also a Google Family Link web application. (Source.) Therefore, I wonder if you could please reopen this question? Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 2:44
  • @tealhillsupportsMonica This question isn't about using Google Familiy Link web app, it's about using the mobile app. Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 3:22

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At the moment one can not set the maximum screen time limits no matter which device the child uses.

As mentioned on the official Google help site:

Daily limits apply to each Android device or Chromebook your child uses. For example, if you set a daily limit of 2 hours, your child would get 2 hours of time on each device.

As an alternative

If and when the limit is reached on a specific device you could give your child bonus time without changing their daily limit or bedtime schedule.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. On the card for one of your child's Android or Chromebook devices, the Bonus time Bonus time chip will appear when your child’s device is locking soon or if your child’s device has already locked.
  4. Tap Bonus time Bonus time.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to give your child bonus time for the day.
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    Thank you. Is it me or this limitation makes literally no sense? Which parent want to apply limitations on a per-device basis instead of on a per-child basis??
    – drake035
    Commented Apr 11, 2020 at 13:34
  • Google decisions :/ Commented Apr 12, 2020 at 9:27
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    @drake035. I agree with you. Normally I only come across such stupid concepts at Apple. It's surprising to find this with google. Disappointing. Commented Sep 15, 2020 at 17:46

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