Parental Control for Android Tablets

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Manage application usage and the time periods when the device may not be used, with our parental control app for Android tablets.

Download the MMGuardian Tablet Security application, and start to enjoy peace of mind about your child’s use of their tablet.

About the Product

The MMGuardian parental control app for Android tablets, MMGuardian Tablet Security, is based on our well-received application for smartphones. The application provides a simple to use, yet powerful, parental control solution for Android tablets, enabling parents to manage their child’s tablet experience.

Peace of Mind

Android tablet parental controls, especially given the rising numbers of tablet devices now used by even very young children, can form an important aspect of achieving peace of mind for parents. Our Android parental control products help you address your concerns, by providing parents with a comprehensive solution to help children make the right choices as they grow and learn how to manage their use of tablet devices.

What Does It Do?

The MMMGuardian parental control application for tablets enables you to:

  • Set time limits on your child’s tablet usage.
  • Set time schedules to block chosen applications.
  • Assign maximum daily usage limits to applications.
  • Prevent applications from being installed.

You can also mange the app online from the MMGuardian Parent Web Portal, which also includes reports on application usage. Read on for more details about our parental control app for Android tablets…

MMGuardian Tablet Parental Controls Features

 Time Limits


Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and does not stay up for hours past their bed time using their new tablet!Time Limits allows you to easily pre-configure the times when your child’s tablet will be locked. Several time schedules may be defined, during which, the device will be totally locked down.

The flexibility of Time Limits allows you to set lock times to cater for multiple scenarios such as differing sleep times during the week versus the weekend, or various periods of time throughout school days, to differentiate between class times and free time breaks such as lunch. Simply enter the start and end times, and select the days of the week desired for the specific time schedule. The start time may be after the end time, to lock the phone overnight.

Please note that the the device will be locked between the start and end times that you specify, but may be unlocked using the parent admin password.

If your child uses Facebook Messenger, please see Note 1 below

Application Control

Prevent your child from spending too much time on social networks or playing games! Application Control allows you to block selected apps, either always or just during the time periods that you define.

This feature also has two additional and important uses: Preventing your child from accessing the Android “Settings” application, and preventing them from installing new applications, by blocking the PlayStore (or other application store) app.

Combining the flexibility of Time Limits and that of Application Control allows you to configure your child’s tablet to cater for scenarios such as a total lockdown over night, whilst allowing use of the device at homework times; but only for homework, and not for playing games or chatting on social network sites!

You may also set a maximum daily usage limit for each app, with different times for weekdays and weekends.

If your child uses Facebook Messenger, please see Note 1 below

Uninstall Protection

We’d all like to think that children readily accept the use of technology to help them make the right choices and keep them safe, and is something they are happy with. For the times when this is a challenge, the Uninstall Protection function can help.

Enabling Uninstall Protection makes it close to impossible to remove the application by normal means, without knowledge of the admin password. Uninstall Protection should also be enabled in order for the MMGuardian anti-tamper measures to be fully effective. These measures are intended to ensure the resumption of normal operation of the MMGuardian application should the phone user attempt to interfere with it using an “app killer” or “task manager” application.

As an additional measure, consider prohibiting access to the Android Settings app using the Application Control function to prevent your child changing important system configurations.


The application should be installed onto the device you wish to protect. This could be your child’s tablet or perhaps your own, if your child uses it. You may of course install it on your own tablet to try it out, and get to know how it works, before installing it on your child’s tablet. Once the application has been installed, open the app and register with an email address and password. Please note that email is used to send optional alerts from the application, and for password resets, so you should use an email address that you can access and probably not the Google account email address of the device (especially if installing to your child’s tablet!).


The MMGuardian Tablet Security application has full functionality for the trial period of 14 days from registration. There is no requirement to enter payment information, such as configuration of Google Wallet in the Google Play Store app on your child’s device, to start the trial. Following the 14 day trial period, you will be prompted to make an in-app subscription to continue using the application. The subscription is $1.99 per month for a single tablet, or $14.99 per year. Monthly and annual family subscriptions which cover up to 5 tablet apps on your account are also available at $3.98 and $29.98 respectively. Please refer to: Pricing

This short video introduces the MMGuardian android parental control application for tablets. Click on the image to play.

The above information describes the latest version of the Tablet Security application, v.2.2.6, some features may not be present in earlier versions.
List of Android permissions used by the MMGuardian application.
Note 1 – Facebook Messenger: When the Chat Heads function is enabled, the MMGuardian app is currently not able to block access to the message “bubble”, and accordingly messages can be received and replied to, even when the app is blocked or the device is locked.
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