Are you a parent looking for ways to protect your children?
Here are some links for you.
- don’t give your child a smart phone
Users of Pluckeye, read on
On Android, Pluckeye is a browser and it is typically used along with an app locker. Pluckeye requires Android 4.4 (KitKat) or above.
Pluckeye on Android
How to get Pluckeye on Android
You can get it in the Play Store.
How to use Pluckeye on Android
On Android, Pluckeye is at present just a browser, and so it is typically used alongside an app locker or parental control software in which other browsers are disabled and only Pluckeye is permitted. Because app lockers usually use password protection to control administration, those seeking self-control either:
- have a friend, parent, or other person administer the app locker
- write down a long, random password on a piece of paper and put it in an inconvenient place, and/or put it into a into a box on https://lockbox.pluckeye.net/
Some tools used by Pluckers are listed below.
Keep your configuration small
Pluckeye on Android may perform poorly with large configurations. It depends to some extent on the power of the device, but in general, smaller configurations will work better.
How to synchronize a Firefox account
Pluckeye on Android has support for synchronizing Firefox accounts. If you’d like to do this, visit about:accounts?action=signin in Pluckeye on Android to set it up.
How to remove preinstalled apps from Android
If you would like to remove the builtin YouTube app, for example, if you have
adb, you can uninstall the App like so:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.youtube
If you would like to remove the builtin Chrome app, you can uninstall the App like so:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.chrome
The play store:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.vending
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.gm
Google Quick Search box:
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.magazines
How to block adb after doing the above:
pluck + block port 5037
For more details, including information about how to get
adb, see https://www.xda-developers.com/uninstall-carrier-oem-bloatware-without-root-access/amp/
Tools related to Android used by some Pluckers
- Stay Focused (allows for schedule)
- Xiaomi MIUI built-in app locker
- MaxLock - Xposed app locker (has been removed from the Play Store)
- Google Family Link (requires password)
- DoMobile AppLock (app locker that supports long PIN)
- Perfect AppLock
- MobiLock (android app with kiosk lockdown)
- SureLock (android app with kiosk lockdown)
- lockIO (security app)
- https://lockbox.pluckeye.net/ (delay password store)
- https://filterchrome.com/ (premium only on Samsung devices)
More Pluckeye links
- tealhill’s helpful Pluckeye for Android guide
- vote for unrooted android support
- vote for rooted android support
- Pluckeye forum topic about android
- Qustodio article on disabling safe mode
If none of the above helps, and you really need Android (say for work), there is one more way it can be controlled, it is experimental, and it requires a lot of effort on our part. If you want to be experimented on anyway, feel free to contact us.