Parental Help - Password lock access for device OpenDNSUpdater?

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    You got the wrong forum, because OpenDNS does not provide an Updater for Android, and staff normally do not respond here.  Also, OpenDNS is a service for networks you own, not for your particular devices in other networks.  Therefore the general recommendation is to not install an Updater on roaming devices.

    "adding OpenDNS to an Android device as a parental control function doesn't achieve its goal"

    This is correct.  You configure OpenDNS for your network, and this includes also Android devices within this network.

    Regarding the passcode for this updater, my suggestion is to contact the author of the app directly via Google Play.

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    webasylum

    rotblitz thank you for the response.  It is interesting that you say I should contact the author of the app in Google Play, when this website's own support instructions make out that the OpenDNSUpdater app is their own recommended solution:

    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227987867-What-is-the-OpenDNS-Dynamic-IP-updater-client-

    Secondly, the OpenDNS is working as wanted on my network, the stats are showing the correct domains being blocked as required within the dashboard and the devices are showing the CISCO blocked page template as expected for the range of configured settings - so that side of things is great.

    It is the updater app itself which OpenDNS state is their own solution - which is the weak aspect of this solution.
    I shall do as you suggest, and try to reach the app authors via Google Play as well as send a direct message to the support team here and find out if the app is indeed, as they state, their own.

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    rotblitz

    The page you have linked to is just about an Updater for Windows and Mac OSX, nothing for Android, iOS or Linux.  Didn't see this?  You really can believe me.  Go to the Google Play page for this app to see that OpenDNS is not the supplier of this app.  And OpenDNS do not say that the Android app is their own.

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