Qustodio Parental Control

Qustodio Parental Control

By Qustodio

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-10-29
  • Current Version: 180.17.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 40.67 MB
  • Developer: Qustodio
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 331 Ratings

Description

Qustodio is a free parental control app that offers simple tools to manage kids’ screen time, filter content and monitor or block apps kids use. Best of all it automagically reports kids’ online activity to you once installed. Getting Started: First install Qustodio on your child’s iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice that inappropriate websites have been blocked automatically. Then install Qustodio on your own smartphone to monitor their activity. Qustodio will provide you a daily report of all your child’s activity in your inbox. To manage your child’s web rules or screen time, just open our desktop Family Portal (https://family.qustodio.com/) from any web browser. Want to protect more devices? You can download Qustodio to any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. As a parent, you can manage or supervise any device directly from the Qustodio app. What does Qustodio do on iOS? Web filtering and monitoring: On your child’s device you’ll automatically get free web monitoring using our secure VPN technology. Your kids will be protected from inappropriate content or any site you choose whether they use Safari, Chrome or any other web browser. Screen Time Controls: Qustodio can control Screen Time. Our technology uses will allow you to set a time schedule or a quota of when your kids are allowed to use their device. When time is up, internet and access to all apps rated for users 4+ will be disabled. App Controls: Qustodio can report, monitor and/or block more than 50 popular apps used by kids, and you can view their usage. Free vs. Premium With Qustodio Free you can protect up to one kid’s device free, and monitor from as many parents’ devices as you want. Qustodio Premium will allow you to monitor more kids’ devices, and you’ll get access to more reporting information and features from your parent’s device. You can purchase on of our 1-year Premium plans using Apple’s In-App Purchase inside the Qustodio app on your parent’s device. Important notes for users: - The Qustodio for iOS install process will ask you to install a special MDM profile, and accept special permissions in order to control the internet traffic on the device. This profile can be removed or disabled by you whenever you want. Instructions for installing, uninstalling and configuring are on our help page. -When connecting to the internet a VPN symbol will appear on the top of the screen. The VPN connection can be disabled temporarily when needed in the Family Portal or by logging into the Qustodio app on your kids’ device. - You can access and manage Qustodio at any time from the online dashboard at https://family.qustodio.com Available Languages: The Qustodio app is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Brazilian Portuguese. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. --------------------------------------------------------- If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please contact us at: http://www.qustodio.com/help Follow us on facebook.com/qustodio or twitter @qustodio

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Reviews

  • Great idea but not quite together

    1
    By KaneNeldakane
    We heard about this from another parent and thought it would be a great tool. The usage limits don't work for time allowed and a schedule. We have both children set for 7a-8p Sun-Thurs with 5 hours of limit and 7a - 11pm fri and Saturday with 8 hour limit. I have 1 child with two devices and the alerts are being sent for his iPad when the iPad was in my room. Unreliable information regarding device and timing. It's a great concept. We are going to pull the plug. I have emailed support twice and received a canned response. I will be requesting a refund for the upgraded service. The money is not worth it. Bummed.
  • Great ideas but lots of bugs

    2
    By Ajbclan
    Wish I would have read more parent reviews. There are great concepts if it works. Like others I keep reporting issues and get thanks but that's it. Not happy I've spent $50 on this.
  • Changed our lives

    5
    By Badgercane
    I've only owned this for a week and have already recommended this to a bunch of friends. Allows us to calmly enforce reasonable screen time without having to physically retrieve the phones. And the kids can still call/text even when everything else is blocked, so they aren't left without a way to get a hold of us (b/c they've always gotta be dropped off or picked up from something, right?). Heck, my 13yo even rediscovered *books* as a way to end the evening! Cannot recommend this app enough.
  • Not smart enough

    3
    By Silkmandarin
    I appreciate that the service is pretty good at blocking blatant inappropriate websites for my kids. But, the technology it uses doesn't seem smart enough to allow benign websites as well. When my middle school son is doing his homework, I feel like I constantly have to add the educational websites to exceptions. This gets really annoying.
  • Totally buggy

    1
    By Doctor Boogaloo
    Awful product. Says my kids were using Facebook (it's not installed on their phones). Hits the daily time usage limit when they hadn't even picked up their phone all day. Has lots of "features" that you discover aren't actually implemented on iOS, only Android - total bait and switch.
  • Poor Tech Support

    1
    By Tuefel Hunden 1
    Bought this at a retail store. Attempted to install it, the code given doesn't even work to activate the app. No number to call for tech support, only email. Received a standard email message they will get back to us in 2 to 3 business days. Not off to a very good start. No stars to be given here yet.
  • Major bugs

    1
    By Ngforbes
    This app gets great reviews from parent sites but it's not ready for prime time. First there are just too many bugs to list. The app repeatedly blocks websites that should not be blocked like google, google drive, apple, etc. it also removed all the apps from my sons phone. I sent requests for tech help to rectify and never received any response. I continued to try and tweak the settings and even when I set exceptions for google, etc it continued to block the site. The time constraints settings also does not work. My son kept getting locked off his laptop for being over time usage when he hadn't used it all day. I changed the settings again to 24hr usage and it still said he was over his time limit. I sent more requests to tech help to rectify and again no response. I tried this for less than a week and ended up asking for a refund. Until a new version is released I would waste your time on this.
  • Hate it

    1
    By Why do you need to know this
    Don't like at all
  • I kind of liked and hated

    2
    By Oscsilfaso
    Yes, this is a great tool to protect our kids, I have been using this for a year now. But I'm not going to pay one more year for this "great" tool that not protect iPhones as should. Please work on give the support and all the tools that you offered on Android to iPhone and iPad, and maybe I'll come back.
  • So close to perfect

    3
    By kelli1b
    I've had this app installed for a little under 24 hours. Installation and set up were very easy. I went through and looked at the features and set up rules, tracking and SOS. The problem came when I set up the usage schedule. I set it to block internet at 9pm and it immediately locked her out at 8:20 pm. I tried setting it for 10pm and it still locked her out. I set it for locked from 9pm to 6am and unlocked the rest of the time. It randomly locked her out at about 1:30 pm preventing her from using the camera for notes in class. Epic fail. We emailed support and haven't heard from them or even "we received your request" nothing. After reading many reviews I expect support is not offered. The premium service is not cheap and support should be included, so I cancelled and uninstalled. I still haven't received a cancelled email confirmation. All of the other features worked so good. If they had these 2 things, they would be perfect!

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