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Following LG’s Guest Mode and HTC’s Kids Mode, a new report suggests Samsung is also preparing to release a kid-friendly mode for its upcoming flagship device.

If you are a parent, you’ve probably been asked more than once by a child if they can borrow your phone to play a game or two. Of course, giving your kids unrestricted access to your files, apps and settings can often be a recipe for disaster.

Since restricted profiles is only available for Android tablet users, that means you generally have to use a 3rd party app in order to lock down your child’s experience when using your phone. Luckily there are a few phone manufacturers that offer a built-in way to keep your kids (or guests) from messing with your phone. For the LG G2, there’s guest mode. For the HTC One, HTC and Zoodles provide a Kids Mode. And now it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 may also be introducing a Kids Mode of their own.

According to a new report from SamMobile, the GS5 will be the very first Samsung device to feature a new Kids Mode, which will allow you to create a special PIN to control this special kid-friendly environment. You can then customize various settings for each account, and can make multiple accounts for each of the kids (and/or guest users) that you allow to handle your S5.

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While no screenshots of the interface have been released just yet, the interface is reportedly very colorful and flat. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a “kids UI” from Samsung, as that ‘honor’ goes to the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids (seen above).

Okay, so for many users this probably isn’t exactly a major feature, but if you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle and plan to be a future Galaxy S5 owner, this could still be a welcome feature for those (probably rare) times when you allow your kids to mess around with your new handset.

What do you think of the idea of a kids and/or guest mode, a good idea or an unnecessary feature?