Samsung is reportedly working on its own parental control app for Galaxy handsets. The app called “Family Care” will offer users advanced features such as use time determination and app installation control.
Sammobile reported Tuesday that the app will provide notifications, reminders, pick up requests once both children and parents' devices are paired using QR codes. The app will open up a card-like interface for both children and parents. All requisite information determined by the parent, including maximum use time for the phone and each app, will be displayed in the interface on the both phones.
A pickup request along with location details can also be sent from the child's phone to the parent's phone. Parents can also set up a task list and reminders for their children on the app. The app also allows children to request permission from parents for app installation and usage. Once the parent approves, the access to the app will be open.
The cards will also show how many tasks have been completed and parents will receive a warning if the child hasn't updated for a long time.
According to the report, the app will be limited to Galaxy devices. The company hasn't confirmed whether the app will be available to non-galaxy devices or even Samsung's own Gear smartwatch. Also, there is no information on whether the upcoming Galaxy S8 will have the feature.