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How do I change my Google account from child to normal?


  1. Open the Family Link app.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Tap On the “Settings
  4. Tap Manage settings.
  5. Tap Edit.
  6. Make changes to your child’s account.
  7. Tap Done.

How to convert your child’s Google account to a regular Google Account


If you have a child account and would like to move it to a normal Google account, here’s what you can try:

1. Sign out of your child’s Google Account in the parent or guardian’s own Google Account.

2. Attempt to create an account for yourself, with the same e-mail address you used for your child’s Google Account.

3. Note that, when signing up for your new account, you will be asked about the ownership of the e-mail address and credit card information associated with the account—if this is for yourself rather than your child—and confirm whether or not they belong to you (the parent), not your child. Therefore, be sure that applicable information uses correct adult information.

4. When signing up, you will be asked to enter the child’s birthdate, which is too young for an adult account (age 13+). If you missed this step in creating your new account, don’t worry! You can still switch over later if desired.

NOTE: Though Google Accounts offer either a Child or an Adult option when signing up, switching from one to another after initially setting up the account with a different age is not currently possible*. The page does warn that some services may not work properly if they were set up under a different age than what you’re moving it to now, though most should function fine. This warning means that while content created on YouTube and Blogger will continue to remain available after switching to an adult account, some restrictions may apply. Also, note that you’ll lose access to any e-mail addresses not registered in your new Google Account.

NOTE: If you’re moving from a Child account to an Adult account from within the same Gmail address/Google Account as the child’s, it should be possible to keep the original child content(s) and settings without losing them (see below for info).

5. After finishing sign-up with your new “adult” Google Account, go into your child’s Gmail inbox/child Google Account and find the instructions for switching over…they will have been sent by Google+ at some point while setting up your child’s profile. You should find two links (one on each side of the screen)–you’ll probably want to click the one that says “Switch back to my account.” The link will take you through a few more questions and then, voila! Your child’s Google Account will be yours. If in doubt, check your existing adult Google Account e-mail (or set up an e-mail reminder) so you won’t forget to follow up when necessary.

NOTE: Due to technical issues by which switching accounts cannot know whether they’re switching into a different age or not, this option is temporarily unavailable until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope for its return soon.

NOTE: Child-to-Adult switching, as well certain other changes (for example, removing a child’s name and picture from your Google Account), are currently impossible. As of the time of this article’s publishing, there may be plans to restore these features in the future. For further information about present and potential changes to Google Accounts’ age settings and related services, please see our FAQ page.

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6. Now that you’ve moved over your child account into an adult account, you’ll want to change any associated Google+ Profiles that were originally created under the child’s profile to reflect your new adult identity (e.g., by using “Edit Profile” at the top right corner). Otherwise, certain things such as your name and picture will continue to appear associated with the child’s account, which –as mentioned above– is not currently possible to undo.

NOTE: If you’re moving from a Child Account to an Adult Account while leaving your Gmail address in tact , it’s possible that you can keep the original child content(s) and settings without losing them (see below for info).

7. Now that your Google Account has changed ages, if applicable, don’t forget to change or remove any other social media accounts such as Tumblr or Google+ Profiles that may have been created using a child-oriented e-mail address. This step is very important as otherwise anyone who happens across these profiles may be able to see information posted before you changed your age setting and/or be able to add you as a friend or contact. Please see this article for specific information about changing your e-mail address on Google+ Profiles, Blogger, YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, and other social media accounts if you’d like more details.

NOTE: If you’re moving from a Child Account to an Adult Account , there’s one exception–if the child account had been using an adult Gmail address (i.e., it was under your control but registered with his/her name) then that content could possibly remain intact after switching over (see below for info).

8. After making sure that any and all younger-oriented profiles have been erased or disabled, you’ll want to change any associated e-mail addresses so that they reflect your new age. Though it’s not always necessary depending on where you’re trying to send messages, changing your e-mail address can prevent confusion and also help keep sensitive information from being sent if a child tries logging into an account out of curiosity. For Gmail, please see this article: Changing Your Primary Account or Unifying Multiple Accounts Into One Account.

NOTE: If you’re moving from a Child Account to an Adult Account , there’s one exception–the original primary account (assuming it was used with the child’s name) will still be active and usable after switching over (see below for info).

9. Are you having trouble using certain services such as iTunes or iCloud? If so, you may have entered your password during the Child Account setup process (when you first turned on Family Link) and now need to change it. Apple’s how-to guide for changing your Apple ID password can be found here: Changing Your Apple ID Password.

NOTE: If you’re moving from a Child Account to an Adult Account , there’s one exception–the original primary account will still be active and usable after switching over (see below for info).

10. As mentioned at the start, even though some things might seem okay after changing ages in your Google Account, once everything is finalized it’s best to always keep the following precautions in mind until all associated content is completely gone:

It’s important to note that though you can “hide” or disable the original child-oriented Google+ Profile, as well alter your age settings and change associated e-mail addresses, this process can sometimes be difficult (if not impossible) if you’ve given out personal information during the initial account setup. This is because once certain accounts are linked together in a common family group , Google may assume that any shared content automatically belongs to an older/adult member of the group (even if it was originally uploaded by a child). There are a few ways around this:

Method 1: If you’re still under 18 but want to start using an adult account, you could try asking for help from someone who has already created an adult account (such as a parent or older sibling) and see if they’re willing to help you troubleshoot any unknown problems. This is one strong option because the account will be registered under your name, so all content should look familiar and “official”.

Method 2: After going through the Family Link setup process yourself (with a child-friendly e-mail address), try logging into an adult Google+ Profile for your family group. You’ll likely encounter a message saying that you must first sign out of your child account in order to fully access this new profile. The moment you click OK, it should automatically switch over to an adult version associated with that same family group , allowing you to instantly re-register under an adult Gmail account. If you can’t get this to work (or if it doesn’t help with your specific problem), you may have to follow the steps above to completely erase all child-oriented content and then start fresh after switching over.

Method 3: If you want to avoid any potential headaches, you could try deleting any shared content before trying out a new age or account option. You’d then also need to let Google know that this person no longer exists in your family group by deactivating their profile from within the Family Link app . This is probably the safest route for now, or at least until Google helps clear up some of these more complicated issues (if they ever do).

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Still have questions Leave a comment below and someone on our team will get back to you shortly Google is known for its innovative, family-friendly products and services that help people stay connected with each other no matter where they are or what they’re doing. As part of this commitment, Google offers a service called Family Link which allows children under 13 to create a Google Account (formerly known as a Google for Families account) without needing parental approval if their parent/guardian has previously set up an adult account within their family group . This effectively gives kids control over their individual Android devices using an app called Your digital choices , essentially serving as a training tool before transitioning them into the online world. This all sounds great on paper, but the problem is that Google’s solution doesn’t always work as it should. Many families have reported issues regarding shared family group content getting linked to the wrong accounts, leaving children completely exposed and vulnerable until a parent steps in to fix things. If you’re going through this right now, you should visit our instructions below to see if there are any solutions we haven’t yet mentioned in our existing articles (or leave a comment with your specific problem and someone will get back to you shortly). You can also try contacting this special Google support line for advice.

How do I change my Google account from child to normal?

1. Open the Family Link app.
2. Select your child.
3. Tap On the “Settings
4. Tap Manage settings.
5. Tap Edit.
6. Make changes to your child’s account.
7. Tap Done.

How do I turn off parental controls on Google?

To disable Parental control restrictions, press the up arrow and select Disable from the list. Press ok to enter a code for parental lock.

What happens to family link when child turns 13?

When your child turns 13 (or the age in your country), children have to choose whether they will manage their own Google Account or if you will continue to administer theirs.

How do I stop child’s Google account?

To discontinue supervision, you can follow the steps below.

How do I change my parent account on Google?

Open the Google One app. Tap More at the top left corner to access Google One Settings. Select Manage family group under Family settings and tap Add or Remove as parent button. Choose someone from your contact list and tap Confirm when prompted.

How can I access my childs Gmail account?

Open a computer browser on your phone and go to the Google sign-in page or sign in to a Google website like Gmail. Your child enters their Google Account email address and password. Follow the instructions below to finish signing them in, which may ask for your password (and both of you) so that permission can be granted.

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