How to Setup HomeCare Parental Controls using the TP-Link Tether App
This guide will walk you through the steps to setup parental controls through TP-Link HomeCare services. Click here if you have not yet setup your router to use TP-Link HomeCare features.
*Note: Please connect to your router’s wireless network before following this guide.
Step 1: Open the TP-Link Tether app.
Note: Correct the Time Settings to match your phone’s local time
*Note: Tether V 2.10 or higher required to use HomeCare features.
Step 2: in the upper left corner tap the “3-lines” button
Step 3: Tap on the icon that says “Login” below it.
Step 4: Sign in to your TP-Link Cloud account or sign up if you do not yet have one. Click here if you need help setting up a TP-Link Cloud account.
Step 5: Once Logged in, Tap the Icon for your router.
Step 6: Tap on “HomeCare” at the bottom of the screen.
Step 7: Tap on “Parental Controls”.
Step 8: In the upper right corner tap the “+” button.
Step 9: Give the new profile a name and tap “Next”.
Step 10: Select a pre-set filter level for the profile.
Step 11: Under categories you will have filtered content, some you can change and some you cannot.
Step 12: You can also add any app or website to further enhance the filter rules. Once you complete this tap “Next”.
Step 13: You can control how much times devices in each profile can access the internet.
*Note: If you do not set a time limit that profile will have unlimited access to the internet
Step 14: You can also set a bedtime where all internet is cut off for these devices. Once you setup access and bedtimes tap “Next”.
Step 15: Choose the devices you would like under this profile and then tap “Done”.
Step 16: You will be taken back to the profiles page with the new entry listed. Next to the name is a “||” button. You can use this to turn off internet at any time.
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