A lot of smartphone manufacturers have introduced a parental control app to their ecosystem and some have also pre-loaded it in most of their smartphones. Samsung, joining the bandwagon, has introduced a new parental control app called ‘Marshmallow’. Don’t confuse it with Android 6.0, as it has nothing to do with any android version. In fact, it is just like any other parental app with some exciting add-ons to help your children avoid negative content on the smartphone.
To start with, you can set bedtimes which will ensure that your child gets a decent amount of sleep. You can limit the app usage to a maximum of 8 and can also restrict the internet usage. Further, you can set a complete usage pattern for your child and let them know when is the right time to use the smartphone and when it can get him/her in trouble.
For the children, Samsung Marshmallow has rewards. So every time your child observes the usage patterns and manage to follow it strictly, he/she will earn points while not doing the same will lose them Marshmallow points. These points can then be converted into a gift card for the gift shop. Parents have the full authority of customisation and block the necessary apps.
However, Samsung Marshmallow is only available on some selected Samsung smartphones as of now. The list includes, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, and the Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7.
We are not sure if Samsung will roll out the app for other android smartphones. Also, this is the second exclusive app in quick succession after the company recently launched its In-Traffic Reply app which basically helps you reply from your smartphone while you are driving with the help of a bunch of sensors.