Set a Daily Playtime Limit in Samsung Kids Mode

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Steps

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    To start, press the power button on the right side of the phone.
    That will open you up to the lock screen. Quick swipe across the lock screen will get you to the home screen. If you have a PIN, pass-code, fingerprint or other method, you'll need to use that instead.
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    Once you've done that you're going to tap on the Apps button the bottom right-hand side.
    You may have the Kids Mode icon on your home screen like I do, it's a yellow icon with a green crocodile.
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    You might have to swipe through a couple pages of applications, but you will find the yellow background with the green crocodile.
    A press on that will open us up into Kids Mode.
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    This is the main screen of the application.
    On the bottom, we have a little doorway which is the exit indicator, and the parent and child which is the parental controls. Tap on parental controls, then enter your PIN. I always recommend a very simple password, I have 1234 set, obviously as your child gets older you may have something other than that setup.
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    Mine is set to show me my child's activity as soon as I log in, however, to access the daily playtime limit, tap on Activity for the menu.
    Then tap on Daily playtime limit. You also have Applications, Media, General and Kids Store. Tap Daily playtime limit.
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    This will bring up the limit that you have set for your child to play each day.
    You can see there is no time limit set. To turn it on, tap the button at the top.
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    Now it lets me set how long my child can play.
    Honestly, I think 15 minutes is not very long for a child to play, most of the cartoons your child is going to watch are closer to a half hour and kids movies are about an hour to an hour and a half, so 15 minutes is not very much time.
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    Tap it to bring up the window to change the limit.
    Just drag the grey area around the clock and you will hear it ticking as it changes. Set the amount of time you want them to play all day, then press set. Now your daily playtime limit is set.
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    If you would like to edit it, tap on it to edit it.
    You can add more or less, entirely up to you, when you're ready press Set. If you want to turn it off, just tap the switch and there will be no time limit.
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    Let me give you a little parental advice based on my own experience with this, if you do not want to set a time limit then run your phones battery down.
    Give the phone to the child with a low battery and when the battery dies there can't be any arguments, fighting or frustration because the battery died. It's not an artificial limit imposed by you, at least not in their world, it's simply the battery dying which is a natural result of not charging the phone. Now we need to charge the phone so that the child can play with it again the next day or after nap-time. When you're satisfied with your time limit or you've turned it off, simply tap back a couple times which will take you back to the main screen. Once you're back on the home screen you simply tap the exit button and enter your PIN to exit back to the main home screen.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to set a daily playtime limit for your child.
    We hope that it's been helpful for you and we look forward to providing you with additional assistance and help with anything related to Kids Mode Parental Controls on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Thank you, have a nice day.
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