How to Install & Set Up Bitdefender Parental Control on Your Child’s Android Device

This article provides an in-depth, step-by-step guide on how to download, install, and configure Bitdefender Parental Control on your child’s Android device. Installing the Bitdefender Parental Control app on your child’s Android smartphone or tablet is a straightforward process that ensures you can manage and monitor their online activities effectively.


Step 1: Access Bitdefender Central

1. Visit and sign in to your Bitdefender Central account.

2. Once logged in, click on “Parental Control” on the left-hand side menu.


Step 2: Create Child Profile

1. Upon accessing the Parental Control section, you’ll be prompted with a screen. Click on “Get started.”

Get started


2. If you’re setting up Parental Control for the first time, you’ll need to create a PIN code. This PIN code serves as a barrier, preventing the child from logging out of the Parental Control app.


3. Next, create a profile for your child by entering their name, profile picture, and date of birth.

Based on the child’s age, Bitdefender automatically blocks certain categories such as chat, social networks, explicit content, and more.


4. After making any necessary adjustments, click “Save.”


Step 3: Install Bitdefender Parental Control App on Child’s Device

1. After saving the profile settings, indicate whether the Parental Control app is to be installed on your current device or another device.


If you select “Other devices” you’ll be presented with three installation options. Select the preferred method:

  • Scan the QR code from the child’s device.
  • Copy the provided link and open it in the child’s device browser.
  • Send the installation link via email.


3. You will be redirected to the Google Play Store. Tap the “Install” button. The app will start downloading and installing.

Install Bitdefender Parental Control for Android

4. Once the installation is complete, you’ll see an “Open” button. Tap on it to launch the Bitdefender Parental Control app.


Step 4: Setup Process on Child’s Device

1. After opening the app installed on the child’s device, follow the onscreen steps to set up Bitdefender Parental Control. Tap “Continue”.

2. Sign in to the app using your Bitdefender Central account credentials.

3. Select the child profile you want to assign to the Android device.

4. You’ll need to grant the necessary permissions for the app to function properly. Tap “Next”.

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5. Allow VPN access, then choose “Allow all the time” to filter online content on your child’s device.

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6. To help locate your child’s Android device in your Bitdefender account tap “Next”, “Allow” Location access and choose the “Allow all the time” option.
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7. Both VPN and Location permissions will display a green checkmark. Tap “Finish setup” then tap “Next”.

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8. Bitdefender Parental Control needs 3 more permissions to block internet access and apps on the child’s device. Tap “Set permission” on the Device Administrator Rights panel.

Bitdefender Parental Control Upgrade on Android - Set admin rights


9. Tap the “Finish” button once you’re done setting up the Bitdefender Parental Control app.

Bitdefender Parental Control Upgrade on Android - Finish


After completing these steps on the child’s Android device, the setup is complete. As a parent, you can now monitor your child’s online activities and view usage statistics through the Parental Control dashboard on the Bitdefender Central webpage.