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Review Play Safe
Android interface for children
Author: Sergei Blyudov
Date: 31 Mar 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III
Play Safe - a unique and very useful application if you have a family with small children. With this program you can limit the list of running applications and put them in a separate beautiful menu, from which it will be impossible to get to the rest of the system capabilities.
Developers distribute their software free of charge, while it contains no advertising, and is made in a very simple manner. We have already seen a similar app called Kid Mode , which was a nearly full-featured launcher for children. Here, the creators went the other way and cut out all that is possible, leaving only the core functionality.
Protecting Android-smartphone from childrenAfter installing the program, we need to set it as the shell of the "default". This does not mean that after you push a button "Home" will pop up a child window, it will be activated only after the fact of your request.
When you first launch Play Safe brief tutorial we will show several items, and then we come to the main menu of the application, in which there are only two points - "Select Application" and "Block of children." That's all, no configuration, additional options and nothing more.
Clicking the item "Select Application" to put down the boxes are the programs that will be available to the child. Try not to mark those programs that use a little themselves, as children have a habit of spoiling anything you want, why limit yourself a pair of games, children's coloring and development programs (eg, " Mathematics for children ").
Now, when you want to give your child a smartphone, simply click the "Child Lock", and can pay for their information. To unlock the smartphone, hold and hold for three seconds on the inscription "Play Safe".
By virtue of its novelty, the program has not yet learned to block a long press on the "Home", which displays a list of recent programs. From it you can get access to any program that is there, so it is better to pre-clean. Also, if you are on the lock screen quick links to frequently used programs, and it can be opened.
Summary. Play Safe - it's completely free, very beautiful, easy to use program that does not contain anything superfluous and copes with the fact of what is intended. The above tricks - rather, it is nitpicking, because the child can hardly figured out such accident or to make such a combination.