Use Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Method 1

Hi, you are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to install and setup kids mode on your Samsung galaxy S5 or S5 mini.

Steps

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    The very first thing you are going to want to do on your new phone is swipe to the right or left, your choice
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    That is going to bring up a menu. In that menu, you can press and hold to bring up the application widget to install or you can simply tap the kids mode icon, which should be thereby default on all 4.4 KitKat installs. I am going to tap kids mode.
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    It is going to bring up a menu, which tells you can install the application and that by installing and updating, this application, you accept that some of the data related to your device (this includes device identifier, model number, etc.) will be stored, and processed by Samsung reporting on how the application is used
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    If you have children, and you want to set up kids mode, you need to click OK.
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    At any rate, there is a privacy policy if you would like to read that
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    We are going to skip that. However, you are welcome to read it. Tap on OK. Now it lets us know that kids mode provides fun and safe content for children. You will have the ability to restrict what content your children can access. However, we are going to go ahead and tap install. We will get to that in a minute.
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    Now it is going to download
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    This is a 52 MB download. My Internet connection is not the fastest in the world, so we are going to wait a few minutes and come back to this when the download is done.
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    The kids mode has finished installing and I am going to go ahead and tap on the kids mode icon
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    It's going to bring up my little crocodile guy here, and you can just swipe through
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    It tells you a little bit about kids mode. Kids mode provides fun and safe content for children.
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    You can start by creating your pin, which is what we are going to do next
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    You can also, obviously, allow and restrict access to a number of things with kids mode
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    Unlike your main touchscreen, you cannot continue swiping right. Therefore, you have to go back.
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    Let's set our pin
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    To make the pin nice and easy we are going to use 1-2-3-4. Obviously, you probably don't want to have 1234, as your pin but that is fine.
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    This is another password, which you can use in the event you forget your pin
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    Let's go ahead and set that up as V-I-S-I, visi, press continue. The password set up is visi.
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    Let's set up our test child's account
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    We are going to use a little. Mr. Henry.
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    Input the date of birth
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    There we go. Set that little monster's birthday.
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    I do not have a picture to put in here yet, but we can do that later
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    Read the disclaimer
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    OK, this application is by third-party vendors and may have things that we might not want our children to see, this is important if you are a parent. You may install something and have mistakenly assumed that kids mode is going to protect your child from and that is not always the case. Kids mode simply allows you to generally monitor and manage the content, but anything you install could potentially create an issue. Therefore, we are going to go ahead and press 'accept'.
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    I have no downloaded apps for my kids mode; we can do that in a little bit but for now we are going to skip to the next section
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    Profile created for Henry password is 1234
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    My recovery thing is visi.Click finish.
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    Now we can close kids mode or we can go into parental controls
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    In order to gain access to parental controls, we have to enter our pin
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    This is 1234.
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    Here we have what Henry has done in the last seven days, and what he has done in the last 30 days
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    His activity, daily playtime limits (we can set limits for playtime), applications, media, general, and kids' store can be accessed on the side menu
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    We will come back to all of these in a future video.
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    The purpose of this video was to show you how to set it up
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    Hopefully, you have learned how to do that. We look forward to seeing you in our next video.
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Video: Use Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5

Method 2

This article is part of the VisiHow series of tips and tricks on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Installing Kids Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S5

By default, Kids Mode is not installed on your Galaxy S5, so you'll have to install it.

It's not only adults that love the Samsung Galaxy S5. Kids love it too, which is why Samsung made Kids Mode. This lets you protect your files, without needing to use more advanced protection options, like hiding phone contents and folders with private mode. Kids Mode lets your child play with your phone, while protecting them from unwanted content and applications. Read on for steps to install Kids Mode, and how to set up Kids Mode for your child.

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You may also want to learn about how to make an emergency call while in Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5, or how to Unlock your Kid Locked Phone, or set Kids Mode Parental Controls. Just click on either of those links to be taken to a detailed VisiHow guide with steps and instructions.

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  1. 1
    Go to Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing the Home button once or by tapping the Back key for a few times.
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    From your Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen, tap on any empty area on the screen and touch Widgets.
    • From the list of options, scroll until you will see the Kids mode icon (icon with a dinosaur). Tap and hold the icon until you will be taken back to the Home screen; release the widget on your preferred area.
    • On the Home screen, tap on Kids Mode to start installing the Kids Mode application on your phone. Tap on OK to proceed to the download page.
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    You will now be taken to the download page for Kids mode, tap on Install to initiate download and installation of the application.
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    Kids Mode will now be downloaded and automatically installed on your device.
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    You have successfully installed Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Setting up Kids Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S5

To enable Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5, follow the procedures below. You will be asked to create a profile the first time that you open Kids Mode.

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    Go to Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing the Home button once or by tapping the Back key for a few times.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the right-most part of the Favourites bar.
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    From the list of applications on your phone, locate Kids Mode
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    Tap on the application icon (crocodile icon) to open Kids Mode.
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    You will be taken to Kids Mode's initial screen; tap on Set PIN to create your own security PIN for the application.
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    Enter a PIN (four-digit code) and re-enter the same digits to confirm your PIN code.
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    You will be taken to the Kid's profile page where you will need to enter the name and the birth date of the kid that will be using the phone.
    • You can add a profile picture for the kid by tapping on the picture ion. You can then select a picture, take a picture using the camera, or select a clip art.
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    Once you have completed the kid's profile, tap on the Next button to continue.
    • The next page will show you some information about Kids Mode and a disclaimer message. Read and go through these information and once you conform to these, tap on Accept to get to the next page.
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    You are now on the Allow applications page where you will be given the option to select what application you want to see in Kids mode
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    You can add up to a maximum of 30 downloaded applications.
    • For safety and security purposes, you cannot add pre-installed applications on the Allowed applications list.
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    You have now successfully learned how to create a profile and setup Kids mode on Samsung Galaxy S5
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    You can now start using Kids mode on your device.
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Take note:

As guardians, you are fully responsible for any application that you include in the Allowed Applications. Any application downloaded from Kids Store is also your discretion. Samsung and VisiHow should not be held liable for any complications that may arise from installing and or using applications from the Kids Store.

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Using Kids Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S5

To use Kids Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these:

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    Go to Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing the Home button once or by tapping the Back key for a few times.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the right-most part of the Favourites bar.
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    From the list of applications on your phone, locate Kids Mode
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    Tap on the application icon (crocodile icon) to open Kids Mode.
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    You are now on Kids Mode application, or your kid can now start using your phone in Kids Mode
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    The following are the icons that are available on Kids Mode:  
    1. Kids Gallery allows the phone's user to view saved multi-media files such as images, pictures, recordings, drawings and other media files accessible in Kids Mode.
    2. Kids Camera allows the phone's user to take pictures and videos/
    3. Kids Drawing allows the phone's user to make drawings using standard tools e.g. pen, brush, and others.
    4. Kids Voice Recorder allows the phone's user to record and play audio recordings.
    5. Kids Media allows the phone's user to play video files that are on added on the application.
    6. Set Kids Mode Parental Controls on Samsung Galaxy S5 allows the phone's user who has the PIN to have control over access to contents and applications on Kids mode by setting restrictions on the application.
    7. 'Set Kids Mode Parental Controls on Samsung Galaxy S5 allows the phone's user to leave out of Kid's mode using the pre-set PIN code.
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    One can also go to Kids Mode's play area by scrolling the screen to the right
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    Once one is on the play area, the user can interact with the crocodile, objects and other items on the page.
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    You have successfully learned how to use Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Questions and Answers on Using Kids Mode with the S5

My nephew set up the account and forgot the password?

How do I unlock the kids mode please?

Please reference the beginning of this article, in the second paragraph, where we've listed a link to our guide on how to unlock Kids Mode. Thank you for choosing VisiHow.

My colleague has a Samsung 5 and it's stuck in kids mode. How does he change this mode?

He will need to restart his phone in Safe Mode to disable Kids Mode. Please reference the beginning of this guide, and select the link in the second paragraph for unlocking a phone stuck in Kids Mode.

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Can you add more than 1 profile?

I have 2 kids, 1 is older than the other. I love the idea of kids mode, so I was curious if I could have more than 1 profile.

Unfortunately Samsung only supports one profile in Kids mode at this time (September 2014). Until they expand this feature to allow additional profiles, you will only be limited to one profile. As a workaround, you can try to name the profile in the name of both children, and allow them access to the different apps. We hope that this will be updated in the future, but at this time have no available updates on when that might be. Thank you for using VisiHow, and good luck.

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My son loaded the app and can't get out of it?

Can't get out of kids mode. loaded app and can't get back to the phone.

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Well I need to switch on safety mode or restricted mode?

I am using YouTube and I want to save it to safety mode or restricted mode but I can't find the option on my Samsung S5 mini when I use YouTube

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