Cannot Log Into Messenger Kids? Try These 5 Fixes

Cannot Log Into Messenger Kids

Messenger Kids provides a safe online environment where your children can connect with their loved ones. Parent-controlled features let you manage their interactions, giving you peace of mind. However, technical issues, like being unable to log in, can sometimes surface. Remember that even accidental unsupervised access could bring up emotionally or psychologically harmful content.

To ensure your child’s well-being, stay on top of their online activities, especially with instant messaging platforms. Here’s how to regain access to their account.

What To Do If You Cannot Log Into Messenger Kids

1. Offload App

Time needed: 5 minutes

Try offloading Messenger Kids from your device. Doing so “removes” the app while preserving all your associated data and documents. It could resolve minor app glitches that are causing login errors. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Scroll down and open General.

  3. Then, tap iPad Storage or Storage.

    Open iPad Storage

  4. Look for the Messenger Kids app and open it.

    Tap on Messenger Kids app

  5. Select Offload App.

    Offload App

  6. To restore your app, just look for in Home Screen. It should have a small iCloud icon beside it.

2. Reinstall Messenger Kids App

If offloading Messenger Kids doesn’t work, uninstall and download it again.

  1. Touch and hold the Messenger Kids app on the Home Screen.
  2. Tap Remove App.
    Remove Messenger Kids app
  3. Then, select Delete App to uninstall the app.
    Cannot log in to Messenger Kids app
  4. Once done, you can download the app from the App Store again.

3. Add a New Parent for Authorization

If simply deleting the app does not work, try adding another parent account and have them authorize the login.

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Then, tap on the three horizontal lines at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and select Show More to open a list of multiple options.
  4. Here, open Messenger Kids.
    Open Messenger Kids on Facebook
  5. Tap on your kid’s name to open their account.
    Open your Kids account
  6. Go to Controls.
    Tap on Controls
  7. At the bottom, tap on Add under the Parents/Guardians section.
    Add another parent or guardian
  8. Type in the name in the search bar to add another parent.
  9. Select them from the list and tap Yes.
  10. You can then authorize the login from the new parent account for the Messenger Kids app. 
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Similarly, if you added multiple parents who have authorization access, try removing anyone from the list and re-adding them.

4. Use Mobile Hotspot

It is quite possible that your internet connection is just unstable. Open Settings, go to Wi-Fi or Cellular, and then try switching between the available networks.

5. Log in Through Another Device

Another workaround is to log in through another device. It should work if you just can’t trace the hardware defect or software glitch that’s keeping you out of your kid’s account.

  1. Download the Messenger Kids app on a new device.
  2. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad and tap the horizontal ellipsis icon below.
  3. Select Show All and open the Messenger App.
    Open Messenger Kids on Facebook
  4. Choose the Kid’s name and open it.
  5. Go to Controls.
    Tap on Controls
  6. Next, choose Log out of devices.
    Log out of devices
  7. Head back to the new device and log in to Messenger Kids.
  8. Finally, try logging in to the Messenger Kids app on your kid’s original iPad.

Reach out to the Messenger Help Center or Apple Support if you still can’t open your Messenger Kid’s account. You can ask your child if they changed your password. However, getting an honest answer might be hard, so just prepare to do some more troubleshooting.

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