Circle Parental Controls App

Circle Parental Controls App

By Circle Media Incorporated

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2019-04-10
  • Current Version: 2.31.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 137.40 MB
  • Developer: Circle Media Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
Score: 4.22926
From 12,684 Ratings


Block and limit screen time. Keep kids safe and focused with the most comprehensive and easy to use parental control app for devices in home and on the go. Circle Parental Controls App gives parents screen time control whether kids are playing their favorite online game, connecting with friends or doing schoolwork. Circle goes beyond setting Screen Time Limits and Filters with additional parental control features like Pause, History, Rewards and Bedtime. Parents can customize screen time and WiFi control based on their kids’ ages and their own family preferences, and even limit or block social media. SCREEN TIME PARENTAL CONTROL APP • Filter: Choose appropriate (or block inappropriate) content by age with web filters. Even block social media. • Time Limits: Set daily screen time limits for popular apps and sites. • Pause the Internet®: Make the Internet stop for every family member (or just one). MONITOR AND KEEP TRACK OF ONLINE TIME • History: Check out sites kids visited (or tried to visit) throughout the day. Or go back as far as you’d like for screen monitoring and phone monitoring. • Usage: Get a complete picture of your family’s Internet use, across all devices • Location: Keep track of your kids through their mobile devices. Monitor kids’ phones to keep them safe. BALANCE TIME ONLINE AND OFFLINE • Bedtime: Ensure your kids get the sleep they need. Set a bedtime for connected devices. • Rewards: Celebrate good behavior by giving a little extra online time just for the day. • Focus Time: Schedule distraction-free Internet time for school, homework or offline time. Start managing your family’s online screen time today with a free trial to access all the parental control app features like WiFi blocker, app blocker and other premium parental control app and screen time control features. Circle’s WiFi manager, Internet and website blocker, and mobile device management make for the most robust screen time parental control app available. Kids can use the Circle parental control app to keep track of their own screen time online with a personalized dashboard. THE ULTIMATE PARENTAL CONTROL APP Over 90% of Circle parental control app users say it helps keep their kids safe online and makes it easier to manage screen time in their family. ———— Circle Home Plus — sold separately Need an in-home device to manage online screen time on smart TVs, video game consoles, and computers? Manage all Wi-Fi connected devices in your home with the Circle Home Plus parental control device - universal parental control at home and away! Learn more: The Circle Parental Controls App is not for use with Circle with Disney or Circle on Netgear routers. ———— Need Help? If you have any parental control app questions, need help with the Circle parental control app, or want to provide feedback, please contact our Support Team: [email protected] ———— Subscription Pricing & Terms A Circle subscription is required and gives your family access to every Circle parental control feature. Circle Subscription comes with a FREE trial period (for new premium members only). The Circle subscription is an automatic renewing subscription. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renewal is disabled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions are billed at the start of each period and cannot be refunded. Subscribers can manage subscriptions and disable auto-renewal by visiting their iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Privacy policy: Terms of use:



  • The app itself never loads.

    By starharhar
    My mom downloaded this for me to limit time during the day, but I noticed that the app never loads in, its just a blank screen. When the app doesn’t load nothing else loads either. Also, it ALWAYS counts time when I’m not on the app. Sometimes is counts 30 minutes of extra time if I don’t completely close the app.
  • Do not recommend

    By barney 1222222
    Firstly i am a teenager and this does nothing but cause problems . It’s very frustrating having this app monitor what i do 24/7 . Not to mention it makes my wifi very slow . DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!!!!
  • How to work around circle

    By xElixtte
    Circle operates around a VPN. The way this works is your parents download the circle VPN to your device. The VPN turns off wifi and limits apps. The way to get around the VPN is by going to settings > general > VPN and device management > circle VPN > info > and turn off the slider. This will notify the parental account in control of your VPN! Your parents will get a notification! but it will turn off your limitations. Deleting the FPN will also notify your parental account. The reason I decided to share this information is that circle has no emergency feature. If you have this implication and are in an emergency and need to contact someone, this is how to turn it off.
  • Couple of problems

    By jack the just
    I believe multiple people have this first reason, but for some reason Xbox live is counted as online games, so if it is left running (ex: I leave it on for something to update faster) it will eat up my video game time. The second problem I have with this app is the Dashboard. It may load once, but if I close out the app and try to re-open it again, the dashboard will not work. After clicking the dashboard button again, waiting, clicking, waiting, it never works. I don’t know how to fix this problem either. Circle help center doesn’t really have a solution to this. If I go into system, it will say that the internet is reachable, but local infinitely says checking. Please fix this, it is very tedious and frustrating to have to wait for my turn to view how much time I have left in a certain area to “recharge”
  • Not worth it.

    By Nickname 928379
    Great app for parents. Horrible app for kids depending on the parent. I’ve come across some very large bugs.
  • Doesn’t work on ios16!

    By Beasley05
    After updated my phone to iOS 16, the history no longer loads and formatting on the app is off.
  • Stopped working

    By B.Ratt
    It stopped working yesterday. We were finally able to get it working after a couple hours.
  • It's glitchy, and has created more harm than good.

    By TVK Lee
    My father got this app in order to keep my sibling and I from staying up too late. Outside of getting totally power trippy with it, the glitches made things way more complicated. My devices wouldn't load images or internet-dependent systems, but I could use those same systems to text and call others. Now that I've turned 18 (and out of school), my father has removed the restrictions put on my devices. Everything works except for my phone that still has a bedtime timer set. This app also takes up the majority of the bandwidth available on a router so the hundreds of dollars put into good internet will go to waste. The filters also block unnecessary things as well. Overall the system is scuffed and you'd be better off unplugging the WiFi at night.
  • Not really worth it

    By daniel_sassi-1234
    The circle is relatively easy to use and install but creates so many ancillary network problems it’s ultimately no worth it.
  • Blocks Data When Off

    By TheRealMoses
    My daughter is finally at the age where phone in hand is more important than eyes on where you’re walking. So figured why not give this a try… what a waste of time, money, and frustration trying to figure it out. Things were working good for about 3mo and then it became an issue. It has blocked all her data on her phone no matter what the settings are on her profile. I’ve tried everything to get it working right again with no luck. She has a field trip tomorrow where she won’t be around a hotspot so she won’t have data at all so I finally gave in and told her to delete the app. Sure enough, phone works great. Now to figure out how to cancel my subscription!