Kids Home feature on your Galaxy phone or tablet

Phone displaying Kids Home screen surrounded by animals from Kids Home

Certain phones or tablets can use Kids Home, which is like a digital playground for your child. It’s not just fun and kid-friendly; it's also an educational experience. Your child will be able to learn through entertaining games like block coding, drawing, creating music, and a lot more. With Kids Home, you can also set a time limit, control permissions, and see usage reports so you'll know what your child is learning.

Note: Kids Home is only available on devices running Pie OS. Kids Home may not come included depending on the carrier.
If the feature is not available on your phone or tablet, you will need to download the Kids Mode app.

First time setup and use

Kids Home is simple to set up and is located in your tablet or phone’s Quick Settings Panel.  

Using two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen to access the Quick Settings panel. Tap the Kids Home icon, and then tap Next. From there, enter a Kids Home Pin (the default pin is 0000). The Kids Home PIN allows you to set parental controls and check usage reports, but most importantly, kids cannot exit Kids Home without it.

Kids Home on Quick Settings panel in Pie One UI

After you've set a pin, the Kids Home screen will display. To exit Kids Home, tap More Options, and then tap Close Kids Home. Enter your PIN; Kids Home will automatically close.

Note: If you set up a secure screen lock for your tablet or phone, you can use it to exit Kids Home.

Kids Home Screen

Now that you've set up Kids Home, you can explore all of its fun features.

My Stuff

  • My Phone: Kids can call specific contacts allowed by parents. This is not available for non-cellular devices.

  • My Camera: A safe camera for kids to take pictures and add stickers.

  • My Gallery: Stores pictures or drawings that are created in Kids Home or allowed by parents.

Icons on Kids Home screen
  • My Browser: Allows safe browsing on the internet that is easily controlled and monitored by parents.

Creative Content

  • My Magic Voice: Kids can change their voice and play along with Kids Home's characters.

  • Bobby’s Canvas: Drawing, coloring, painting, and other artistic activities.

  • Lisa’s Music Band: A place where kids can play various musical instruments.

  • Cooki’s Video: Stores videos that are created in Kids Home or allowed by parents.

Icons on Kids Home screen
  • Crocro's Friends Village: Play mini games with the cute characters of Kids Home.

  • Crocro Adventure: A block coding game that teaches creative and logical thinking.

  • Bobby’s Art Studio: Use silly stickers in the camera.

Parental controls

Here is where you can access settings, create children’s profiles, set daily playtimes, and check your child's usage.

To access the parental settings, open Kids Home, and then tap More Options. Tap Parental control, and then enter your Kids Home PIN.

The following options will be available:

Parental Controls for Kids Home
  • Set Daily Playtime: Use this setting to create a daily playtime schedule.

  • Daily Usage: Displays the daily usage for each profile based on the date.

  • Activity: Displays apps used in Kids Home, such as Camera, games, etc.

  • Allowed Content: Displays content allowed by parents.

  • Galaxy Store for Kids: An app store where you can download free or paid-for apps meant for children. It can only be accessed from the Parental controls screen.

Note: You can create up to 6 profiles.

Kids Home most used settings

The Kids Home settings allow you to change the PIN, reset the app, and also check for updates.

From the Kids Home Screen, tap More Options, tap Parental Control, and then enter your PIN. Tap More Options, and then tap Settings.

The following options will be available:

Kids Home Settings
  • Change PIN for Kids Home: Use this setting to change your pin.

  • Reset Kids Home: Use this setting to reset the Kids Home app and all related information.

  • Check for updates: Use this setting to check for updates and keep Kids Home and its apps up to date.

Exit Kids Home

If you know the PIN, exiting Kids Home is easy.

First tap More Options, and tap Close Kids Home. Then, enter your PIN to exit Kids Home. Or, if you set up a secure screen lock for your tablet or phone, you can use it to exit Kids Home too.

However, if you have forgotten your PIN and cannot exit Kids Home, you'll need to reset the app. Please be aware that these steps will erase all information, profiles, and settings.

Option to close Kids Home displayed on phone
  1. Press and hold the Power key until the Power off options appear.

  2. Touch and hold the Power off icon until the Safe mode icon appears. Then, tap the Safe mode icon; the device will reboot.

  3. If you were successful, "Safe Mode" will display on the bottom of your screen. If it doesn't display, repeat the steps again.

  4. With the phone or tablet in Safe Mode, navigate to Settings, and then search for Kids Home. Tap Uninstall, and then tap OK to confirm.

  5. Press and hold the Power key again, and then tap Restart to exit Safe Mode.

  6. Your tablet or phone will no longer be in Kids Home mode, and the app will have to be set up again. You can access the Kids Home icon from the Quick Start panel.

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