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Old 27. Apr 2012, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ...won't allow an install on my Android without a passcode

I bought an Android tablet for my kids, but I want to control what apps get installed there. One of my kids is in the autism spectrum, so just telling her "don't install anything" is useless.

So ideally I want the Tablet to prompt for a password of some variety when an install is attempted, kind of like what happens on a MacBook.

Does such a puppy exist?
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Old 28. Apr 2012, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hm open the market then go to settings, you can put a pin/password on installs

won't help if they install from outside of market... but you can disable the install from other sources in settings as well for this, both are easy enough to disable if kid knows how though
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hm open the market then go to settings, you can put a pin/password on installs

won't help if they install from outside of market... but you can disable the install from other sources in settings as well for this, both are easy enough to disable if kid knows how though
Thanks.

Someone sent me a note offline suggesting Perfect App Protector FREE. I found it here in Google Play: http://bit.ly/IjyIif

Once installed, this app won't allow an app to run until you input a pin. I have installed it and then PIN protected the installer. This combined with your suggestion, seems to be doing the trick. I tested it where one up has an add to invite you to install another app, and when I tried to go there, it prompted me for the PIN.

In addition, I took your suggestion and disabled the ability to install third party apps. Then I PIN protected the "settings" app so that setting (and all others) cannot be accessed without the PIN. Works for me!

I can think if other ways around this but I am not gonna tell me kids about it.
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