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how to send location

Sharing your location is a very useful feature of technology especially if you are new in a city. It saves you the trouble of looking for addresses or asking people how to get to a place. Location tracking is now possible with different tools which allow you to send location and know how exactly you can get to a place. You can also use parental control apps to track someone’s location. Let’s take a look at a few different ways to send location with your smartphone through different apps.

Send location via SMS with Android

You can use your Android phone to share your location even if you don’t have internet connection. For the recipients to be able to view the location, they need to have saved the map for offline view. Here is how you can use SMS to share your location with someone:

  1. Open the default SMS on Android
  2. enter the sender name and tap on attachment icon at the left of the input box
  3. Make sure your GPS is on
  4. Tap on Location icon
  5. Select the location and tap on send button

Send location via iMessage with iPhone

iMessage is a messaging service that you can use to contact other people with iOS devices. This service can also be used to send location to a friend. iMessage works on both internet and SMS gateway. This is how you can use iMessage to send your for a person:

  1. Open iMessage and select the contact you want to share location with (If you have never sent them a message before, you need to know their apple ID with which they have registered for iMessages)
  2. Next tap on Details > Sends your location

Send location on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is among  the most popular instant messengers and is used worldwide. So if you and your target person use WhatsApp, you can use this application to share your location. Here is how you can use WhatsApp to send location:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your smartphone.
  2. Go to the conversation to whom you want to send your location
  3. Click on the attachment option at the top right (looks like a paper clip symbol)
  4. Choose Location
  5. Tap on Send your current location

Share location on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is another popular instant messenger that is used by most people. Since many people use Facebook Messenger, it is a good idea to send location via this it.

  1. Open Facebook Messenger app and go to the conversation with the person whom you want to send your GPS location
  2. Next tap on the three horizontal dot icon, just above the text field
  3. Choose Location and Turn On GPS
  4. Select Current Location and tap on Send

Send location with Google Maps

If you want to share the location of a place in which you are not present (you want to share the location of your house and you are in your office for example), you need to use Google Maps. Now it might be a little more difficult to share location with Google Maps in comparison to messengers. Here is how exactly you can do that:

  1. Open Google Maps and search for the place you want to share
  2. Zoom in or scroll a little, till you find the exact location you want to share
  3. Long press on the location (click once if you or desktop) to drop a Pin
  4. Tap on the small banner at the bottom, to expand it
  5. click on share Share

Now you can send location through email, instant messengers, or any other app that you would like.

 

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how to enable guest mode

Suppose you want to lend your phone to your friend or your kid for a while. you well know that there is no guarantee where their fingers will go. You probably have some photos or text conversations that you don’t want to compromise their privacy. Android phones has a feature which allows you to solve this problem. You can enable guest mode in your phone and make sure all your personal stuff is safe before you hand over your phone to someone.

What is Android guest mode good for

Android guest mode and screen pinning feature are useful in cases when you lend your phone to your kid in order to play some games or take some photos. It allows you to ensure your kids safety while using a mobile device.Kids are always so curious after all and you would never know what they do when they borrow your phone.

Also, if you want to show something on your phone to a friend and you hate it when they start navigating in your phone, Android guest mode is your perfect solution. All your personal data will be safe and it will be like you have gave them a new phone.

How to enable guest mode in Android

It most of the Android devices, guest mode is enable by default. To enable guest mode you just need to follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down with two fingers (or with one finger twice) to launch quick Settings panel
  2. Tap the User icon from top-right corner
  3. Tap on Guest and your phone will automatically switch to guest mode
  4. Now you can hand over your phone to whomever you want without worrying for your personal data

How to disable guest mode in Android

Here is how you can exit and disable guest mode in your android phone:

  1. Swipe down with two fingers (or with one finger twice) to launch quick Settings panel
  2. Tap on ‘Remove Guest‘. (you will need to unlock your phone first)

This will delete all your guest sessions and you will return back to your own user account.

When you enable guest mode in your phone, all the installed apps will be unavailable except the default ones. All the settings will be reset to default as well. However, your SD card is not protected by the guest mode.

Configure guest mode

there is only one configuration that you can make to guest mode. Go to Settings and scroll down to find Users. You can enable or disable phone calls in guest mode with Turn on phone calls option.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments section.

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Android screen pinning

Sometimes you need to hand over your phone to someone to view something on your phone. You will also give your phone to your kids to play some games on it. The worst part about giving your phone to someone is that they don’t tend to look at the page you asked them to see. They start nosing around your phone which is very annoying. For such situations, the ideal solution is screen pinning which make sure your kids or friends will stick to the page you want them to see.

How to enable screen pinning in Android phones

Screen pinning is not enabled on your Android device by default. So if you want to use it. you first need to take these steps to enable it from the Settings menu.

Follow these steps to enable screen pin:

  • Launch Settings on your Android device
  • Scroll down the list and find Screen Pinning and tap on it
  • Slide to enable screen pin

Now that you have enabled screen pin, You will be able to use it whenever you want.

How to use Android screen pin

In order to pin an app before you hand your phone over to some one, you need to follow these steps:

  • Launch the application that you want to pin
  • Tap on the overview button (the square button next to home button)
  • Drag the app that you want to pin in a way that it is in the middle of the screen
  • On the button right corner you will see a blue pin icon. Tap on it
  • At this point you will be asked for confirmation and if it would require password to unpin an app
  • Select your option and tap on Start

Once you have pinned and application, the user will be able to navigate anywhere around that particular app. but they won’t be able to view anywhere else.

In order to exit a pinned app, you need to touch and hold the back and overview buttons at the same time.

If you have decided not to buy your kid a cellphone, you can hand over your phone to your kid and be sure about their safety on mobile device using screen pinning feature. This feature can help you as a parental control app would do.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comment sections.

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enable YouTube parental control

YouTube is the most famous video viewing website and many people’s favorite. Now, this awesome website can become parent’s nightmare as it is possible to view any sort of content through it. If your kids tend to use YouTube, they might be exposed to violent or sexually inappropriate content. If you are a worried parent and you would like to monitor your kids’ online activity, there are some options and features which help you. YouTube parental control is a built-in feature which allows you to restrict your kids’ access to specific sort of content.

There are some ways to block your kids’ access to YouTube completely. For example you can block a Mac address through router, or you can use restriction features on browsers. Parental control apps are another handy option. But if you want to keep YouTube accessible for your kids and filter inappropriate content at the same time, here is how you can do that.

Enable YouTube parental control

YouTube safety mode is now used as parental control. What safety mode does is that it filters unwanted content. It also prevents your kid from viewing the content that has been flagged as inappropriate . Or the stuff that is suitable for adult audience only.

YouTube safety mode successfully filters the content that is explicitly inappropriate. So, There is no 100% guarantee that your kids won’t be exposed to adult content anymore. But of course enabling YouTube parental control is better than no supervision at all.

How to Enable YouTube safety mode

  1. Go to YouTube.com website and login to your account.
  2. Click on ‘Safety” button which near the bottom of the YouTube homepage.
  3. Click the ‘On’ button. At this point you will be asked to sign in if you haven’t done it already.
  4. Check the box next to ‘Lock safety mode on this browser’.
  5. Click on the ‘Save’ button.

After you have saved the changes, you will see the banner: ‘Successfully enabled Safety Mode’

Note: After you have made the changes, don’t forget to sign out of your account so that your child won’t be able to turn off the safety mode.

To make sure that the safety mode is effective, do the same process on all of the web browsers.

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social media monitoring

Nowadays kids have access to internet more than ever. And it is not only limited to the times they are at home. Internet access on mobile phones is now so ordinary and allow kids to carry it with them wherever they go. Concerns regarding family safety on the mobile devices have brought about social media monitoring issues. The potential dangers of social media dangers such as cyber bullying has created the urge for parents to start monitoring and spying on their kids.

Social media monitoring – yes or no

There are always ways to maximize social media safety for kids but some parents think that they are simply not enough. Parents nowadays are faced with this dilemma: Should you monitor where your kids go? Should you spy on visited websites? or, should you let let have their own privacy and find ‘good’ and ‘bad’ on their own?

If you think that your kids are gonna be alright on their own, you probably aren’t aware of the dangers that lies in social media networks. Establishing rules, talking to kids, warning them, are all good but they are not the most effective methods of prevention. Having kids, you are well aware of how curious kids are. You are also well aware of the fact that internet is borderless and full of inappropriate content.

So, if you think that social media networks need no supervision and social media monitoring is not a must, you may need to think twice

How parents can monitor their kids on social media networks

There are ways to restrict your kids’ access to internet. the problem with them is that your kids will find out that you have blocked their internet access. You may ask yourself the question that is it really possible to monitor every single activity on your kids’ mobile devices? The concept of full mobile monitoring is now not a far-fetched idea thanks to parental control applications. Parental control apps now equip parents with abilities to monitor every single activity, sent and received texts, call logs, location updates, along with social media.

What is the best parental control app?

There are a number of inexpensive parental control apps in the market that you can choose from. But you need to choose one which provides you with a collection of professional monitoring features. One the best monitoring applications is known to be Underspy. Underspy mobile features are quite unique. These unique features makes Underspy the perfect monitoring tool for parents.

 

 

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