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As a parent, you might be worried about your child coming across age-inappropriate content on their phone. Meanwhile, we’re witnessing a rise in demand for Android phones, especially Huawei, due to their reasonable prices and numerous features. Among their various features, the most important one for parents is parental control. Unlimited access to the Internet poses risks, such as children coming across inappropriate content. This is why Huawei decided to add parental control settings on its phones after the Mate 20 phone. Read the rest of this article to learn how to set parental controls on Huawei phones. 


Methods for Putting Parental Controls on Huawei Phones 

As with other phones, Huawei offers built-in settings for putting parental controls on its phones. You have a range of options to choose from when trying to set parental controls, such as setting screen time limits, content filters, and using third-party apps. 


Method 1: Using the Built-in Settings 

The built-in settings in Huawei phones will help you monitor your child’s online activity. Let’s see how you can set parental controls on your child’s phone using the built-in settings. 

Child Account 

Using this feature, you can manage your child’s activity on their phone. Child Account lets you manage your child’s app usage and restrict their internet access. Moreover, you can encrypt the data on their phone for an added layer of security. Follow the steps below to set up a Child Account on Huawei phones.  


  1. Sign in to your Huawei ID 
  2. Put in your date of birth. If the account is under 14 years old, a child account will be automatically created 
  3. Open Settings 
  4. Open Account Center and Select Personal Information 
  5. Click on the Child Account option and create an account 


Digital Balance 

This setting allows you to use Screen Time Management for your child. You can also activate Bedtime mode and use the Always Allowed setting. The following steps will teach you how to use Huawei’s Digital Balance settings. 


  1. Open Settings 
  2. Open Digital balance 
  3. Enable Screen time management 
  4. Use the other features to your liking 


Let’s see what each of the Digital Balance settings does. 


Screen time: This feature lets you monitor the screen time on your child’s phone. You can also see which apps have taken up most of your child’s time. Moreover, you can limit screen time on your child’s phone. 

Always Allowed: By using this feature, you can select the apps you want to be always accessible. 

Bedtime: You will be able to schedule a bedtime, during which the screen will turn gray. 


To sum up, the digital balance setting will keep your child physically safer when using their phone. The bedtime feature will lessen the pressure on their eyes at night. Also, Screen time will help them know which apps take up too much time. You can also set a PIN for changing Digital Balance settings. 

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Using Third-party apps to Put up Parental Controls on Huawei Phones 

For some parents, the built-in settings might not be satisfactory. To implement further parental control settings, you can use third-party apps with premium features, such as Huawei AI or Safes Parental Control app. In the sections below, we will explain each one in detail.  


Huawei AI 

The Huawei AI app is an upgraded version of the Huawei Hilink app. It links all your Huawei devices and allows you to control them all together. You can create a profile for your child and set limitations for them through the Huawei AI app to ensure their online safety. You can also create personalized profiles for other people in your household if you need to. Follow the steps below to set up put parental controls on Huawei phones. 


  1. Download the Huawei AI app 
  2. Connect it to your Wi-Fi router 
  3. Go to the Parental Control section 
  4. Select Add a New Device 
  5. Add your child’s phone 


Safes Parental Control 

The Safes app will keep your child safe from potentially inappropriate content on the Internet. To use our app, you must download it on your and your child’s phone, run the app, and use any of its features. The Safes app will help you to set keyword restrictions on your child’s browser and keep them safer from online threats. Additionally, you can set screen time restrictions that keep children from being addicted to screens. What makes the Safes app more unique from other parental control apps are the subscription rates. By paying only 4.99$ per month, you can keep your child safe from age-inappropriate content on the Internet. 


Final Word: How to Set Parental Controls on Huawei Phones?

Since most of the content on the Internet isn’t kid-friendly, you need to restrict age-inappropriate content from showing up on your child’s phone. It doesn’t matter if you have a Huawei P40 or an Honor 8; all Huawei phones come with built-in parental controls. Although the built-in settings are fine, using third-party apps with premium features would serve you best. The Safes parental control app will make you, the parent, in charge of what your child watches and is exposed to. By paying a small of 4.99$ each month, you will keep your child from exposure to inappropriate content until the time is right.


Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers to help provide more information on the topic we discussed. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to help!


How do I monitor my child’s YouTube activity? 

To monitor your child’s YouTube activity, you can download YouTube Kids on their phone. Keep in mind that this app isn’t pre-installed on Huawei phones, and you must download it through Petal Search. 


What parental control app can I use on Huawei phones? 

There is a range of apps you can choose from, such as Huawei AI, AirDroid, and Safes. We recommend using Safes because of its features and the prices that it offers. You will get the same features that other parental control apps offer but at a lower cost. 


Can you limit screen time on Huawei’s Digital Balance? 

Yes. You can manage your child’s screen time by seeing which apps take up most of their time and limiting their screen time. 

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