Setting Up The G-mee App Lock

Your G-mee device comes with built-in content controls to help manage the apps that can be used on the device.

G-mee App Lock is a preinstalled feature that allows individual apps to be encrypted and accessible only after entering a pin number.

To open G-mee app lock, open your settings, click on Security & Location, Advanced, App Locker.

You will now be asked to set a pin code.

Once chosen, select the apps you want to encrypt with g-mee App Lock – this is displayed by the padlock next to each app. Locked means that is encrypted, unlocked means it’s available to access without the pin.

Click on the switch at the top of the page to turn the feature on and off at any time.

Be sure to test some of the locked apps you have selected to ensure they have been successfully encrypted.

Each app is still installed and can still be used by simply entering your selected pin code.

You can also use app lock to block access to your g-mee settings, by locking ‘settings’ in the list.

You can still adjust basic functions like volume controls, but access to the settings menu is now locked.

For those with a G-mee Play or G-mee Connect, App Lock can also block access to new apps being installed by locking the ‘Google Play store’.

You can now leave your google account entered into the Play store, but no apps can be added to your g-mee without entering your pin.

All G-mee versions include G-mee App Lock.

G-Mee aims a not-quite-phone at not-quite-adults

Not sure your kids need a phone, and aren’t prepared to hand your old model down? An Aussie company is trying its hand at something that might do the job.

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard the complaints from your kids about how they need a phone. More specifically, how they need your phone.

Your phone is now their phone, and even though it has access to all your things — most importantly, your payment details — it’s still within reach, and on request fairly regularly. It’s one reason why parents often buy kids their own phones, even if those kids aren’t necessarily prepared for owning a phone in the first place.

Phones come with responsibility, and aren’t just portable media players and computers with a connection to the web, and are the sort of things children may not always immediately understand. Or even if they do, might not be things parents are ready for yet.

If that last one rings true, an Australian company may well be thinking of you, as Australian technology commentator Charlie Brown turns to the development of a smart device of sorts that isn’t necessarily a phone, yet has many of the hallmarks of one. Instead, the G-Mee devices look to provide a media player with Android for under $150, in a world where that concept has largely disappeared.

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A cool and safe smartphone for your kids

Wouldn’t you agree that your smartphone already replaced almost all your old-school gizmos from camcorder, calculator, camera, calendar, etc? Sometimes, I miss using a phone that is just for making phone calls and sending texts.

And there seems to be a gap in the market for parents who just want to buy a basic device (with no camera) for their kids.

Guess what? Such kid-safe phones do exist! Introducing G-mee Connect – it’s the safe and smart device for your child.

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A look at the G-Mee Connect and impressions from an 8 year old

Several of the team at Ausdroid have young kids, so the G-Mee is a project that caught our attention. The premise is simple, it’s a phone aimed at kids: But it’s got some clever additions and omissions to be able to honestly say it’s well-targeted to that demographic of potential users. One obvious point is the price, retailing at AU$149.00 the G-Mee Connect is far from a pricey offering and clearly, has some low-end specs. Honestly, that’s all fine because this isn’t aimed at needy teenagers who must have the latest and greatest – it’s an introduction to mobile devices and the online world.

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Changing the Download Location of Disney+ on your G-mee

Here’s a quick guide on how to change the download location of Disney+ on your G-mee Play.

  1. On your Disney+ app, tap your profile on the bottom right and access the App Settings.

2. Tap the Download Location and choose External Storage

3. Now all your downloads will directly be located on the External Storage. Also, please note that when setting your Micro SD, choose the option ‘Portable Storage’

Following All Your Feedback, We Made G-mee Connect 2

Ram and Storage, we doubled it.  

You said you want a snappier user experience. Apps to open faster and more of them to be accessible all at once, better for Games and you want to connect attachments like fitness trackers and smartwatches.  

So we doubled the Ram to 2gb. 

You said you wanted more internal storage to install more apps. External memory is great for mp3 files and other content, but apps like to install on internal memory.  

So we doubled the storage to 16gb.  

Better Calling Experience  

You told us you want a better calling experience. You want to make phone calls in more places, even if mobile reception was poor. So we added Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWifi) so you can make a call over wifi (for compatible service providers). You also want better audio quality during a call, so you can now make calls over the 4G network using VoLTE.   

Voice-over Wi-Fi and Voice-over 4G (LTE) now included 

Charging is now up to 50% faster 

You said you want the device to charge faster – you said this would make the experience mor convenient. Well, Connect 2 will charge up to 50% faster.  

Better Touch Screen Experience  

You told us you want an even better touchscreen experience. You want more accuracy when you select points on the screen. You said you loved the included screen protector, but you didn’t want to have to install it yourself!  

Following months of R&D the new touchscreen is more accurate, stronger and we now fit the tempered glass screen protector at the factory. 

Newer OS Please 

You asked for a newer operating system with the latest android features, and you wanted more regular security and feature updates. 

Connect 2 users Android 11 Go with security updates released quarterly.  

Call Manager is Great, BUT 

You love the included call manager and the ability to tailor who your Connect can call and receive calls from, but you don’t want to have to download it and install it.  

Call manager is now embedded on the G-mee Connect 2 OS. Just activate the app during the initial setup if you want to use it, if you don’t need it, then disable the through the settings. 

Copying Files to a MicroSD card on G-mee Play

There are two convenient ways to copy files to a Micro SD card on your G-mee Play device. You can do this if you would like to take advantage of expandable storage for play back of music or videos, or just storing other files.

With the G-mee Play switched off, insert the MicroSD card in the slot above the battery. Replace the battery, re-attached the back cover and power on the device. When the G-mee has booted to the main menu screen you will be asked to set up the Micro SD Card. At this point you must choose the option marked as ‘Portable Storage’. If you choose ‘Internal Storage’ you will not be able to directly copy files to your Micro SD Card.

After tapping ‘Next’ you will be shown the below image. Now you have correctly set up the MicroSD card you can begin copying files directly to the card.

Option 1 – Copy From Internal Memory

You can transfer files from internal memory to SD Card on the device. Just Select all the files you want to copy, tap on the three dots on the upper right corner, tap ‘move to’. You will be shown the option to move the files to the SD Card. Just tap continue to move the files. Once done, access ‘Files’, and check the SD card if the files were successfully moved.  

Option 2 – Connect Micro USB Cable to PC (or Mac)
Your G-mee Play comes with a micro USB cable. Connect the G-mee Play to your PC or Mac using the cable and activate ‘File Transfer Mode.’ Just tap on the ‘Media device (MPT)’ on the G-mee Play.

Once connected, open File Explorer on your PC/Mac and the MicroSD card will present as an option to copy files, just like the internal memory of the device.

You can now click and drag your content to the MicroSD card on the G-mee Play, just like you would do with the internal memory of the device.

Once copying is complete you can open the app and navigate to the MicroSD card to select and playback your content.

Please Note – If you choose the wrong MicroSD card formatting option, you will be shown only one disk on the G-mee device after clicking the G-mee icon on your PC or Mac.

Using Google Family Link With Your G-mee

You have lots of Parental Control options available for your smart device, some are better than others. Some solutions have richer features, while others are easier to establish and faster to set up.

Your G-mee device includes App Lock built into the operating system on every device. Your G-mee connect also includes a call manager that allows you to manage inbound and outbound calls.

Some parents are choosing to use the Google Family Link solution with their G-mee. This option allows the parent to choose from a range of different control features and get real-time information like device location and length of time of device use. However, the service is also highly detailed and takes some time to set up and learn.

If you’re planning to use Google family Link on your G-mee device the service will work as intended by Google, however you must flag the app titled ‘Quickstep’ as allowed on your child’s list of apps. Quickstep is the Google launcher, and allows the device and apps to be opened. By blocking the app the G-mee device will stall at boot up and sit in this state unable to correctly start.

Simply flag quickstep is approved, and Google Family Link work on your G-mee device if you choose to enable it.

girl using the gmee device with a red case

‘My daughter doesn’t ask to use my phone anymore’

The debate over what is an appropriate age to give children a smart phone continues.

Those for giving smart phones to kids at a young age cite physical safety concerns, such as wanting their kids to remain in contact as they go about their day. Some parents want to give their kids a device to teach their kids about safe device use while they can be supervised.

Those against giving smart phones to kids at a young age are rightly concerned over online safety issues and their children’s exposure to inappropriate content.

It’s a dilemma that rages, and one there hasn’t been a solution to – until now. The solution has come from none other than tech expert Charlie Brown, although it was actually his wife Rachel who came up with the idea.

“Rachel wanted a device that would play apps our kids could use in their bedrooms safely,” Brown tells 9Honey.

He had a look around using his extensive contacts and couldn’t find anything that would suffice.

“We had rules [for the device] like no camera, no open access to the internet, it can run whatever app you want and we wanted something that allowed them to have adventures but managed adventures,” he says. “There was nothing that did that.”

Read more here ‘My daughter doesn’t ask to use my phone anymore’ – 9Honey (nine.com.au)