How To Uninstall MMGuardian
The app MMGuardian is a parental controls app for Android that gets its power by using Device Administrator privileges. (found in Settings>Security>Device Administrators)
It gains uninstall protection by having this privilege. If you go into the settings and try to uncheck the checkbox, it just provides a screen to enter the MMGuardian password.
If you forgot your password and don’t have access to the control device this can essentially brick your phone. To fix this issue you can boot into safe mode by following these steps.
Note: “breaking” MMGuardian by following these steps will notify the device administrator
- Press and hold the power button until the power off box pops up.
- Tap and hold on the power off box until another box pops up that says something like this: “Reboot to safe mode Do you want to reboot into safe mode? This will disable all third party applications you have installed. They will be restored when you reboot again.”
- Press “OK”, “YES”, or ” CONTINUE” (whatever it says for your phone) and let it boot.
- Once it has booted into Safe Mode go to the Settings app. Scroll to “Security” and tap it and then tap “Device Administrators”.
- Un-check MMGuardian or whatever other app you’re trying to remove Device Administrator privileges from. (You may also want to uninstall the app in Safe Mode. Do this by going to Settings>apps, and then scrolling to MMGuardian. Tap it, and then tap “UNINSTALL”)
- Press and hold the power button again and power off and then on again to boot back into regular mode.
To remove the Android child phone (Parental Control) app:
Uninstall The App
- Open the MMGuardian app using the admin (parent) password, and click on the “Uninstall” trashcan icon in the top green bar.
- Tap on the Uninstall MMGuardian button
- Select OK and follow the on-screen steps to complete the uninstall
Remove the app/device information from the MMGuardian system:
- Log into the parent web portal, using your MMGuardian registered email and password: https://family.mmguardian.com
- Select the appropriate phone/app that was uninstalled, in the top green bar.
- Click on the “Setting” tab, lower left.
- Check the phone name or # in the Settings screen, to be sure you’ve selected the correct device/app
- Click on the red “Delete from Account” button.
Disabling Parental Controls in the Play Store
- Open the Play Store . You’ll find the Play Store’s briefcase icon in the app drawer.If you set up Parental Controls in Google Family Link, see Disabling Supervision in Family Link instead.
- Tap the ☰ menu. It’s the three horizontal lines at the top-left corner of the screen.
- Tap Settings. It’s about halfway down the menu.
- Scroll down and tap Parental Controls. It’s under the “User controls” header toward the middle of the menu.
- Slide the “Parental controls are on” switch to Off position. It’s the switch at the top-right corner of the screen.If you just want to remove restrictions on one category, tap that category instead, select your desired rating, and then tap SAVE.
- Enter your four-digit PIN and tap OK. Use the same PIN you used to set up Parental Controls on this Android. Once your PIN is accepted, all Play Store downloads will be permitted.If you don’t remember the PIN you used to set up Parental Controls, see Disabling Play Store Parental Controls Without a PIN.
Disabling Supervision in Family Link
- Open the Family Link app on the parent’s phone or tablet. If you manage your child’s account with Google Family link and wish to stop supervising their account, use this method. The Family Link app is the white icon with blue, yellow, and green flag.If the child is not yet 13, you won’t be able to completely disable supervision. You can, however, disable Parental Controls for their Google Play Store downloads.
- Tap the account you want to manage.
- Tap Manage Settings.
- Tap Controls on Google Play to manage Play Store Parental Controls. If the child is over 13 and you want to disable all supervision, skip to the next step. To remove parental controls in the Play Store:Tap the type of content you want to allow.Choose how much access you’d like the child to have to the specified content.Tap SAVE to save your changes.
- Tap Account Info. Information about the child’s account will appear.
- Tap Stop supervision. A warning message will appear.
- Tap Stop Supervision and follow the on-screen instructions. The remaining on-screen steps will walk you through the process of removing Family Link services from your child’s Android phone or tablet.
Disabling Parental Controls in the Play Store Without a PIN
- Open your Android’s Settings . You can do this quickly by dragging down the notification panel from the top of the home screen and tapping the gear at the top-right corner.This method requires you to delete your Google Play Store settings and create a brand new PIN to replace the old one.
- Tap Apps & notifications. This section may be called Applications or Apps on some Androids.
- Tap Google Play Store. You may have to scroll down to find it.
- Tap Storage. If you see Clear storage you can tap that instead.
- Tap Clear data and then OK to confirm. This deletes your saved Play Store data, including all parental control settings.