Samsung Kids mode

Samsung Kids mode help make mobile devices kid friendly by blocking content and providing apps and features to safely engage them with the digital realm.

Samsung Kids app

Samsung Kids (SK) is an in-built environment available on all Samsung devices running Android 9 OS and higher. It is easily accessible through the Quick Panel dropdown and can be pinned to the home screen. It helps parents set time limits on device usage, provide limited access to contacts and apps, and provides a child friendly camera and internet. There is a set of apps and games available for Kids to use. To exit Samsung Kids mode, a parent has to input a password.

Kids mode

Samsung Kids customization features

To customize Samsung Kids, an IT admin can:

  • Add apps to the home screen
  • Set a home screen wallpaper
  • Set a welcome screen wallpaper
  • Customize app names and icons
  • Set a playtime limit
  • Define an app allowlist of apps the user can install
  • Add browser bookmarks
  • Define a list of allowed websites
  • Add an additional content page

Creating a Samsung Kids mode profile

NOTE — Samsung Kids (SK) is only available on phone or tablet devices, not on wearables.

A Samsung Kids (SK) profile creation is similar to Normal mode. See that page for information on non-SK settings.

After selecting Samsung Kids mode in either the Setup or Dynamic edition, do as follows:

  1. In the side navigation, click Profile.
  2. In the top-right, click CREATE PROFILE.
  3. Select Phone or tablet as device type.
  4. Select whether you want a Setup edition profile or a Dynamic edition. See this page for more info on the differences between the two.
  5. Then, select Samsung Kids mode as the configuration and click NEXT.
  6. Configure the customization features described earlier in the Samsung Kids customization features section.
  7. You can configure other non-SK features similar to configuring in Normal mode.
  8. Optionally, you can upload a custom APK and add the SK layout in the Application and Widgets section.
  9. After KC configuration in the Out of Box Enrollment (OOBE) environment of the device, the Samsung Kids environment is automatically launched and the screen to set the PIN code is displayed. After setting the PIN code, Samsung Kids launches. The parents can set the playtime or other restrictions of Samsung Kids environment through the PIN code or use it to exit from Samsung Kids.
  10. Optionally, you can select Self-uninstall when creating a profile so that the KC agent automatically uninstalls after profile configuration is complete. For more information on this feature, refer to the Self-Uninstall KC Agent section of Creating a Setup profile.

How to set up Samsung Kids using Knox Configure

This video walks you through the simple steps of using Knox Configure to set up your enterprise devices with Samsung Kids.